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Thursday, June 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
(Lear - Main Floor) Start at the House: How conferences like SXSW can take your startup to the next level

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Over the last five years, Michigan House has established itself as the state's experiential embassy to the South by Southwest Interactive Conference & Festival. Michigan House Co-Founder Ted Velie believes that events like SXSW can be a vital tool to startups & brands that aren't from the coasts to connect to a global audience of investors & early adopters. Together with Dana Robinson, Vice President of Content for StockX & James Chapman, Founder & CEO of Plain Sight, they'll discuss making the most out of events & conferences like SXSW and how they can be crucial opportunities for networking, brand building, & content creation. 


Dana Robinson

VP of Content, StockX
Dana Robinson is VP of Content at StockX, the world’s first-ever ‘stock market of things’—specifically sneakers, handbags, watches, and streetwear. Prior to joining StockX, Dana led social and digital teams at major media companies including Fandango, TBS, and NBC, where she... Read More →

James Chapman

Founder & CEO at Plain Sight, Entrepreneur in Residence at Quicken Loans Community Fund
James Chapman is Founder and CEO at Plain Sight, a company that allows people who work on-the-go to build professional connections with each other in gathering spaces. Prior to Plain Sight, he worked with Rock Ventures to help Detroit-based entrepreneurs start, grow, and scale their... Read More →
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Ted Velie

Co-Founder, Michigan House
Michigan House is the Great Lake State’s experiential embassy to SXSW. Since 2015 Michigan House has established itself as the place where global enterprise, government, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, musicians, and more come together to defy rustbelt expectations. Through our... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Lear Innovation Center - Main Floor - Quicken Loans Basecamp
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