October’s edition of Merged Ideas will feature Mack Hendricks to lead us through his journey leaving an extensive career in corporate to start many of his own ventures in Artificial Intelligence, training and open-source technologies. Mack will give us deep look into data and AI as an industry types, and what it takes from a data perspective to start an AI project of your own.
On September 20th at 6:30pm we will be getting together with VFA's Detroit Cohort at the Eastern Market to collide young minds in the MI tech and startup community. We will be meeting at Eastern Market Brewing for lite fare and libations then enjoying the festivities of Eastern Market After Dark.
Startup Weekend 2017 is soon upon us. The startup/tech community will descend on Grand Rapids for an entire weekend dedicated to idea implementation. Join developers, engineers, and entrepreneurs on a 54-hour sprint to create real companies while surrounded by community mentors, investors and cofounders.
Startup Weekend Grand Rapids participants will have optional access to a wireless gateway connecting sensors with real-time traffic monitoring systems. We are hosting a webinar on how to tap into the Smart City node and discuss projects that spun out of similar cities.
We will be having our second meetup of the 2016 fellowship in Royal Oak, Michigan. On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6pm we will be meeting at Tome. After Ben, Mark and Mike show us some crazy products they've been working on, we will debrief on a successful second month at Bastone Brewery!
We will be having our first Hacker Fellows meetup on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Ann Arbor at 6pm. Haitham was generous enough to invite us to JOOL Health for a brief tour of their facility and company overview. From there, we will walk to Frita Batidos for Cuban Inspired street food!