Xconomy Detroit Hosts Jason Mendelson March 17

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in events, General News | No Comments

Jason Mendelson is the managing director and co-founder of the Foundry Group, a hugely successful Boulder, CO, venture fund that invests in early-stage information technology,Jason Mendelson Internet, and software startups. He’s also a metro Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate who is passionate about Detroit and has valuable insights on nurturing vibrant innovation ecosystems.

To create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mendelson says, you need a creative class of people (especially on the technical side), strong universities spinning off people and ideas, financial capital, management talent, an engaged community with a real desire to see each other succeed, a culture of risk-taking and respect for failure, and a history of success. And he was bullish on the region’s prospects on all fronts.

Mendelson will be back in downtown Detroit for an interactive chat about entrepreneurship in the city.