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Feb 21, 2014
Seed Coworking

The Toledo Bar Association and SPOKE present TechLaw, a seminar aimed at Toledo's technology entrepreneurs, and the lawyers that advise them.

We will have several phenomenal speakers joining us -

  • Gene Powell on New Business Startup Culture
  • Annaliese Grytafey and Pamela Rogers on Micro Lending for Start-Up Businesses
  • Brandon Cohen on Practical Issues when Advising Information Technology Start-Ups
  • J. Matthew Buchanan on Patent Strategy

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Join us early for bagels and coffee. Refreshments provided by SPOKE.

Stay for lunch and some breaducation after the seminar -

Spend the rest of the day at Seed and cowork.


Jan 12, 2015
Bizdom Event - What's the Problem?

MONDAY SCHEDULE 6:00-6:30 - Doors Open, Meet someone new in the D 6:30-8:00 - Teams have 30 seconds to pitch to tell the audience and judges who their customer is and what problem they are solving for that customer. #leanstartup feedback and advice for the team and the audience will be incorporated into each pitch. 8:00-8:30 - OUTRODUCTION and #LEANSTARTUP Recap + Q & A with Adam Berk on "Entreprenurial Science" best practices. 8:30-10:00 - Let's design a couple of experiments and talk about why you should interview 100 customers over the next 60 days.

Jul 1, 2015
Road trip to DNewTech
Ford Field

D-NewTech is welcoming Techstars Mobility in Detroit in an awesome way. The July D-NewTech event will be sponsored by Techstars Detroit and the pitches will be presented by their 10 portfolio startups. Each entrepreneur will have 4-min to present and then 5-min of Q&A. There will food & beer. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

Masters of Ceremony: Andrew Humphrey, WDIV-TV Local4 EMMY Award-Winning Meteorologist & Reporter

Guest speaker: Ted Serbinski, Managing Director of Techstars Mobility


  1. Ansik - Shiva Bhardwaj, CEO and Cofounder - Makes automotive service safer, quicker and more affordable for everyone.

  2. CDL Warrior - Jim Ruiz?, CEO and Founder - A communication and productivity platform for the trucking industry that connects truck drivers to their supply chain partners and improves efficiency, visibility and compliance.

  3. Classics & Exotics - Peter Zawadzki, CEO and Cofounder - Brings the “sharing economy” into the car enthusiast’s garage, allowing classic and exotic car enthusiasts to now offset their car ownership costs by renting their cars to pre-­screened, highly qualified renters.

  4. Cosmos Browser - Hunter Rosenblume,? CEO and Cofounder - Internet via SMS, no data or WiFi required.

  5. Elegus Technologies - John Hennessy,?CEO and Cofounder - A spin­out from the University of Michigan, is commercializing battery separator technology that can enable safer, longer lasting [masked] batteries.

  6. GearBrake - Chris Bailey?, CEO and Cofounder - A universal, easy to install brake light module that can detect when your vehicle is slowing and automatically light the brake lights, reducing the risk of rear-­end collisions by up to 90%.

  7. Motoroso - Alex Littlewood, CEO and Founder - Combines content, community, and commerce for automotive enthusiasts to help them discover, connect, and buy everything that powers their lifestyle.

  8. My Dealer Service - Jon Rossi, CEO and Cofounder - Empowers automotive service departments with digital connectivity and workflow management, elevating efficiency and creating an unprecedented customer experience.

  9. Splitting Fares - Anya Babbitt?, CEO and Cofounder - A social ridesharing app designed to connect people with similar routes, share the fare, save money, reduce traffic and emissions and change the way people meet and move in cities around the world.

  10. WISE Systems - Chazz Sims, CEO and Cofounder - Provides real-­time routing and analytics software to help on­demand delivery companies serve their customers more effectively.


DRIVING: You can park at the Ford Field Parking Deck located at 1902 Saint Antoine Street, Detroit, MI 48226. From there, enter Ford Field via the footbridge on level 2 from the parking structure through Gate G and follow the directional signage to get to our office (located on Level 2 just across from the Breadstick Restaurant).

WALKING: If you are walking to Ford Field, it is easiest to enter through Gate A (the main entrance off of Brush Street, across from Comerica Park). If you enter at Gate A, take the escalators located to your right up to level 2 and you will see our office.

Nov 19, 2015
Bootstrappers Breakfast

For first time attendees. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am and ends at 10:00am. The other attendees will all be in early stage technology startups, it will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.

Bootstrappers Breakfast Detroit is moderated by Travis Johnson, bootstrapper and founder of foodjunky and Brian Bosche, bootstrapper Co-founder of TernPro.

The breakfast is the 3rd Thursday of the month and is located at Bizdom (our sponsor). Bizdom a tech accelerator located in Detroit and in Cleveland, also sponsor the great food we have at each meetup. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or thinking about starting something from your garage, come on out for a great conversation.