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Ford Motor Company and Bamboo Detroit Kick Off First in a Series of Virtual Programs

The Michigan Central Series Invites You to Discuss Innovation and New Technologies Shaping Detroit


Get ready for Ford Motor Company and Bamboo Detroit as the first in a virtual programming series this month. Michigan Central Sessions, is a virtual discussion around mobility and innovation where participants can learn about new trends and technologies shaping our cities’ futures during and after the ongoing crisis, and what startups can build and innovate on next.

The best part? The Michigan Central Series is free and open to anyone!

There Michigan Central Sessions will have three discussions over the next three months on the following topics, Innovation Districts (September 16), Smart Cities (October 18), and Urban Food (November 18).

The first piece of programming will kick off on Wednesday, September 16, and includes global and local leaders in discussion on technology, innovation, startups, and mobility.  The session will dive into how innovation districts can fuel startup and economic growth and allow participants to hear lessons from leaders across the country, and discuss what could be created in Detroit to foster new opportunities.

Michigan Central Sessions Speakers on Wednesday, September 16 include:

  • Sunny Madra, Ford X
  • Shaun Stewart, Newlab
  • Liz Keen, ACME Capital + Silicon Foundry
  • Monica Wheat, Venture Catalysts

Panelists and speakers for the Smart Cities and Urban Food sessions will be announced shortly. Virtual seats can be reserved by registering via Eventbrite today for the first session.

To learn more about this series contact Bamboo’s team at info@bamboodetroit.com, or Ford’s Corktown team for general inquiries at corktown@ford.com. For general updates and to stay connected with Ford and Michigan Central, be sure to follow the Michigan Central Facebook page. This is a great way to stay connected directly with them.

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