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SXSW 2017

Detroit: The Unlikely Hot Bed for Tech Start Ups

Detroit is experiencing a diversified tech renaissance - new start ups, new building projects, exciting cultural moments. We talk to Detroit businesses about what makes this such a great place for digital start-ups. The panel will be moderated by Jason Pannecouk, Head of Digital Production at Imagination. Imagination have been working in the Detroit area for over 17 years and bring a long-term perspective on the area’s redevelopment. Katie Straiten of Imagination gives a Britt perspective on moving to and working in Detroit. Ian Sigmon from animation start-up Gunner talks about the start-up buzz in the area and Kurt Steckling from Vectorform gives an established tech business perspective.

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Jason Pannecouk, Head of Digital Production, Imagination

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  • Tags: detroit, tech, startup
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Level: Intermediate
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