Techweek returned to Detroit this year!

The Detroit Techweek Awards reception was on Tuesday, May 23rd! The event honored Detroit's Techweek100 and the community leaders building this great city. It was a great opportunity to meet and network with the makers and movers in Detroit while enjoying a fantastic celebration complete with VR, 3D, and other cool tech. Highlights coming soon!


Anya Babbitt

Co-Founder & CEO, SPLT

Brandon Bertrang

Co-Founder & CEO, LawnGuru

MJ Cartwright

CEO, Court Innovations

Bob Chunn

Founder & CEO, ContentOro

Danny Ellis

Founder & CEO, SkySpecs

Shane Gianino

Founder & CEO, Qstride

Amy Gill

CEO, Styleshack

Grace Hsia

Co-Founder & CEO, Warmilu

John Hennessy

Co-Founder & CEO, Elegus Technologies

Marc Hudson

Co-Founder & CEO, Rocket Fiber

Omer Kiyani

CEO, Sentinl

Mark Kiel

CSO, Genomenon

Nathan Labenz

CEO, Waymark

Kevin Lustig

CEO, Skillo

Alisyn Malek

COO & Co-Founder, May Mobility

Patrick McCabe

Co-Founder & COO, Green Lancer

Lisa McLaughlin

Co-Founder & CEO, Workit Health

Jake Moskowitz

CEO, VoyHoy

Max Nussenbaum

Co-Founder & CEO, Castle

Delane Parnell

Founder & CEO, PlayVS

Jason Raznick

CEO, Benzinga

Steven Robert

Co-Founder & CEO, Autobooks

Hunter Rosenblume

Co-Founder & CEO, Lunar Labs

Jake Sigal

CEO, Tome Software

Ryan Sullivan

President, Xenith

Vic Strecher

Founder & CEO, JOOL Health

Guy Suter

Co-Founder & CEO, Notion AI

Rohith Varanasi

CTO & Co-Founder, Lunar Labs

Stefanie Warzecha

Co-Founder & COO, Backstitch

Jack White

Founder & CEO, Third Man Records

Van Baltz

CIO, Jack Entertainment

Jason Bressler

EVP & CTO, United Shore

Ben Congleton

Co-Founder & CEO, Olark

Michael Cotton

COO, Meridian Health Plan

Matt Cullen

President, Rock Ventures, LLC

Jeff Day

CEO, Bluewater Technologies

Jeff Epstein

Founder & CEO, Ambassador

David Farbman

Founder & CEO, HealthRise Solutions

Bill Ford

Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

Marc Gardner

Founder & CEO, North American Bancard

Shawn Geller

Co-Founder & CEO, Quikly

Dan Gilbert

Founder & Chairman, Quicken Loans Inc

Priya Gogoi

Co-Founder, Celsee

Donald Hicks

Founder, President & CEO, LLamasoft

Kristen Holt

President & CEO, GreenPath

Chris Ilitch

President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Craig Jablonski

Co-Founder & CEO, Career Now Brands

John E. James

President and CEO, Renaissance Global Logistics

Josh Linkner

Chairman, Fuel

Bob Marsh

CEO, LevelEleven

Cindy Pasky

Founder & CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Tyler Paxton

Co-Founder & CTO, Are You A Human

Mark Petroff

President & CEO, Marketing Associates

Dug Song

CEO, Duo Security

Mina Sooch

Founder & CEO, Gemphire

Steve St. Andre

Founder & CEO, Shift Digital

Musa Tariq

VP, Chief Brand Officer, Ford Motor Company

Vince Thomas

Founder & CEO, Billhighway

Jesse Vollmar

Co-Founder & CEO, FarmLogs

Robert Wolfe

CEO, Crowdrise

Mark Alhermizi

Founder & Managing Partner, IZI Ventures

Jake Cohen

Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Terry Cross

Investor, Angel Investor

Paul Czarnik

General Parther, Venture Technologist, MadDog Venture Capital, LLC

Adam Finkel

Partner, Orfin Ventures

Adrian Fortino

Partner, Mercury Fund

Jan Garfinkle

Founder & Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

Patti Glaza

VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit Ventures

Mark Horne

CEO & Managing Director, Plymouth Ventures

Tom LaSorda

Founder & General Partner, IncWell

Rohit Makharia

Senior Leader, GM Ventures

Charlie Moret

President, Invest Michigan

Fernando Prieto

CEO & Managing Director, Pau Gasol Enterprises

Chris Rizik

CEO, Renaissance Venture Capital

Ted Serbinski

Managing Director, Techstars

Chris Stallman

Partner, Fontinalis Partners

Chris Thomas

Co-founder & Partner, Fontinalis Partners

Maria Thompson

Entrepreneur in Residence, Arsenal Venture Partners

Jonathon Triest

Founder and Managing Partner, Ludlow Ventures

Jody Vanderwel

President, Grand Angels

Ryan Waddington

Founder & Partner, Huron River Ventures

Marc Weiser

Managing Director, RPM Ventures

Fred Bauer

Founder & CEO, Gentex Corporation

Jason Beale

Program Coordinator for Blackstone Launchpad Program, Wayne State University

Lauren Bigelow

CEO, Growth Capital Network

Jill Ford

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Detroit

Jason Huvaere

Founder, Paxahau

Angela Kujava

Managing Director, Desai Accelerator

Amanda Lewan

Co-Founder & CEO, Bamboo Detroit

Pamela Lewis

President, New Economy Initiative

Katy Locker

Program Director - Detroit, Knight Foundation

Maureen Miller-Brosnan

Executive Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association

Jacques Panis

President, Shinola

Jean Redfield

President & CEO, Next Energy

Paul Riser

Managing Director, Techtown

Matthew Simoncini

CEO, Lear Corporation

Paula Sorrell

Director, Economic Growth Institute, University of Michigan Office of Research

Ned Staebler

VP for Economic Development, Wayne State University

Glenn Stevens

Executive Director, Detroit Regional Chamber

Aaron Turk

Senior Executive, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

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