U of M FuturTech 2012 Extends Deadline For Demo Showcase

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Held on Friday, January 27th at the University of Michigan, the FuturTech 2012 conference promises to bring together students, speakers, panelists, and companies around the topic of disruptive trends in technology.

The conference is hosted jointly by the Ross School of Business, the School of Information, and College of Engineering at U-M.

They recently announced that the application period for the demo showcase has been extended through Wednesday, January 11th. 

Prizes for the best showcase participants include an opportunity to pitch for Detroit Venture Partners, startup legal consulting and more.  At the very least, it would prove great exposure for your startup project.

The past couple years, FuturTech has been able to garner impressive panelists including Alexis Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit (and, more recently, an advisor to travel site Hipmunk), and Lindsay Aspegren (A Venture Capitalist from North Coast Technology Investors) that I had the pleasure of meeting back in November at Fundingpost (where he absolutely crushed it on a VC panel).

This years event should not fail to impress — with a keynote by Dave Girouard, Google’s President of Enterprise (and a Michigan-alum). Additional panelists include Dave Ward, Amazon’s lead product Manager for EC2, and Jake Cohen, Principal at Detroit Venture Partners.