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Merged Ideas with Mack Hendricks

  • Hacker Fellows 4219 Woodward Avenue (300) Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

Merged Ideas is a speaker series hosted by Venture for America and Hacker Fellows, fusing Michigan's creative and tech circles. HF and VFA joined forces to pool ideas and experiences from the diverse minds of creators, sharing in an intimate environment with young members of our startup ecosystem. 

Join us to get exposure to career paths within tech and startups while interacting with the different perspectives leaders possess within our entrepreneurial community. 

October’s session 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. As well, what it takes from a data perspective to start an AI project of your own.


Mack has worked the last 6 years on building an Enterprise Open Source Support company called dOpenSource, a subsidiary of Flyball. He found a niche on providing support for Open Source VoIP solutions. During his journey, he has picked up some knowledge and came up with an approach to quickly figure out if an Open Source project is a good candidate for providing support.

Most recently Mack has co-founded TrainX.AI, focusing on making tomorrow’s technology accessible to Metro Detroiters through science and AI instruction.