We are compiling a list of online tech communities connected to the Great Lakes region in software, cybersecurity, aerospace, life sciences, biomedical, AI/AR/machine learning, and mobility tech. If you would like to add your meetup or tech event to this page, please contact the editor, including group name, link to event/community details, and any available information on how long your community or event is planning to meet online or remotely at this time and the format of the gathering. Thank you for helping us connect Great Lakes tech.
Michigan & Great Lakes Online Tech Communities & Conferences
Midwest Venture Showcase May 5, 2020 Online
Because of the Coronavirus shut-down, InvestMidwest and the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium are partnering to present a joint online company showcase titled The 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase! It will feature 60-70 pre-selected Midwest companies seeking seed, and series A, B funding that span the Life Sciences, Tech, Ag, and Energy sectors. The Big 10’s Tech Transfer Pitch Track will highlight an additional 30-40 companies, and the Capital Innovators tech accelerator will feature 12 companies from its recent cohort. The online event will provide easy access to companies’ executive summaries and videotaped pitches, and connect early-stage companies, angel investors, venture capitalists, technology transfer professionals, and leading entrepreneurs. Stay connected, find resources and see what keeps attendees coming back – in person or online – year after year! Register and join us online May 5. Valuable connections guaranteed! REGISTER HERE THROUGH ANN ARBOR SPARK
Givitas Launches Michigan Startup Online Networking Group
Join the Michigan Startup Givitas online social network for asking for and receiving help. Launched recently, Givitas’ new Michigan startup networking group is accepting new members to connect Michigan’s startup communities and venture-backed portfolio companies from VC funds around the state. Open invite, Michigan only.
Event Calendars That May Include Events Moving Online
This is a rapidly evolving time. These local event calendars may help you connect with tech communities in the southeast Michigan and greater Great Lakes region that are moving online as the month progresses.
Michigan Tech Meetups & Tech Events Online
Sat Mar 28: beCloudReady Introduction to DevOps for Recruiters, Venture Analysts (Zoom) $
Sun Mar 29: Kat Usop MSHI Lansing Startups: Understanding Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking vs. Agile (Zoom) $
Tues Mar 31: Ann Arbor Tech Testing: Back To Basics (Webinar)
Tues Mar 31: Grand Circus Detroit A Career In Tech Changed My Life: Stories From Women Who Are Living It (Remote) FREE
Wed Apr 1: Ann Arbor Tech Know Your Enemy: How To Think Like an Attacker To Improve Your Security, (Google Hangouts)
Sat Apr 4: Grand Circus Detroit Free Intro To Coding Workshop (remote) FREE
Tues Apr 7: TC NewTech Traverse City Virtual Pitch Night (remote) FREE
Tues Apr 7: Ann Arbor BioSocial now online FREE
Tues Apr 14: Online Mindshop Detroit Healthcare Innovation: Where Is It Going? $
Mon Apr 20: Thinkful Grand Rapids Evolution of Product Management (Webinar) FREE
Wed Apr 22: Thinkful Detroit Getting Started in Tech (Webinar) FREE