Ford Chairmen To Speak During Detroit Startup Week

This morning Ford Motor Company issued a press release announcing that executive chairman Bill ford will be among the marquee speakers during Detroit's inaugural Startup Week powered by Chase.

The massive event was created to celebrate and support entrepreneurship in Detroit and surrounding areas. All entrepreneurs, startups, and enthusiasts are welcome to attend the free event which will take place at various venues all over the city. According to the press release: Ten learning tracks will be offered to entrepreneurs at all levels: technology, entrepreneurship 101, mobility, music, food-preneurship, art+design, civic innovation, neighborhood collaboration, social entrepreneurship and the Internet of things (IoT).

"More than a century ago, Ford Motor Company was a startup business that applied innovative thinking and collaboration to get where it is today,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. "We are proud to support the next generation of entrepreneurs at Detroit Startup Week who embody that same spirit."

Other features of the event include fireside chats and panels, happy hours, networking opportunities and free headshots for entrepreneurs.

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