Detroit What? TECH cocktail @ FutureMidwest

March 7, 2010

2:27 am

We are excited to be headed down 8 Mile Road to host our first TECH cocktail Detroit event on Thursday, April 15th to kick-off the FutureMidwest Conference. The FutureMidwest Conference is a two-day technology and knowledge conference taking place in Royal Oak, Michigan April 16 – 17, 2010.

If TECH cocktail mixer events are new to you, then check out our photos from past TECH cocktail events to get a sense of what our events are like. We have been hosting events in a number of cities (Chicago, DC, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, etc) since 2006 helping to build strong technology communities while having fun doing it.

Idea Foundry offers awesome training sessions!

TECH cocktail Detroit is sponsored by the Holland, Michigan based Idea Foundry. Idea Foundry offers in inspiring developer training courses. They offer accomplished instructors and hands-on learning on a variety of hot development areas which include ExpressionEngine, MongoDB, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, iPhone and iPad Development and Behavior Driven Development. They top it off with optional outings, industry networking, and affordable pricing.

Showcasing Michigan Startups! We will be showcasing a handful of local Michigan startups as we look to stay true to our mission of amplifying the technology signal. So if you are in Michigan and have an early stage tech startup company you should apply to demo at TECH cocktail. Demos are done in an expo-style, so no big presentations in front of the entire crowd. Just be ready for a more relaxed and intimate conversation with other local entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts. The following companies will be showcased startups at TECH cocktail Detroit:

Bodega – cross platform virtual marketplace.
MyBandStock – loyal fan club platform for music bands and artists.
Urbanian –  a hip and urban lifestyle content site.
Scio Security – the simplest and safest way to secure any Internet transaction.
Bloomfire – an online platform where organizations can create internal learning communities where employees teach each other.
LoveBook Online – an online book creator for lovers.
Pick Mi Date – Part game show, part matchmaking, they put a bunch of eligible singles online and let the public have their say about who should hook up.
Campus Commandos – Implement and execute marketing plans on college campuses through great effective college reps.
PostEgram – send your Facebook news to loved ones via snail mail.

Support the Michigan Startup Community by Sponsoring! Sponsorship opportunities are available (details here) so if you are interested in supporting the event that will be helping to better connect and amplify the local technology community in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area please contact us at: [email protected] or purchase a sponsorship directly here.

Here are the event details:

When: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
Where: BlackFinn American Saloon in Royal Oak, Michigan
What: A “cocktail of tech people”
Price: $15 – includes 2 drink tickets ($20 at the door)
(You must be 21+ to attend)

Join us for an evening of mingling with other technology enthusiasts, VCs, bloggers and entrepreneurs. This should be a great event, even if Eminem or Kid Rock are no shows. 😉

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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