ROYAL OAK – TiECon Detroit 18 is coming this October with a new one-day format and new location. TiE Detroit President Tel Ganesan provides all the details in this segment of M2 TechCast.

TiECon Detroit 18 is now scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Suburban Collection Showcase. On Oct. 5, an Entrepreneur Bootcamp will be held at TechTown in Detroit.

The conference will focus on Artificial Intelligence – heralded as the most promising technology of our future, and will establish itself as a cornerstone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Today the automotive industry is changing as automobiles become equipped with devices and systems that are autonomous and connect you to the world. Pushing artificial intelligence towards its full potential will enable Michigan to become the leader, not only in autonomous vehicles, but across diverse industries.

The AI Competition is aimed at recognizing the six top-level entrepreneurs and startups working on disruptive AI technologies. The six finalists will demo and pitch at TiECon Detroit on October 6th and the winner will be eligible for up to a $50,000 equity investment, support services, and mentorship from Kyyba Innovations extensive global network. 


  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Networking and Product demos
  • 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Pitch Competition
  • 7:00 pm – Winner Announced at Award Ceremony

The competition takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, during Michigan’s largest entrepreneur conference, TIECon Detroit. 

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