DETROIT – If you want to know what the Whitmer Administration plans to do to help Michigan technology, you’re going to want to attend the Lunch and Learn offered by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at IoT Tech Connect April 29 at the Michigan Science Center.

Tickets are only $40 and include lunch.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist will be speaking in the ballroom from 1 to 2 pm. The Lunch and Learn ticket is good from 11 am to 5 pm, so you’ll also be able to catch the three afternoon tracks that include Mobility (everything from how cities deal with driverless vehicles, to electric scooters to electric vehicle makers), Entrepreneur Support (Panels on the new legal business of cannabis in Michigan, how to pitch Angel Investors, and how to use Facebook and YouTube to promote your business). And Techology-as-a-Service, the hottest IoT delivery mechanism.

For those Automation Alley members attending the Tech Report release at the Detroit Institute of the Arts across the street from the Michigan Science Center (that ends at 11:30 am) they can buy a Lunch and Learn ticket to also hear Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and attend as much of the afternoon events as they like.

At 5 pm, the China-government backed InnoSTARS competition will showcase a half dozen promoting IoT startups that will compete for the chance to attend the world finals in China this fall. The winner there will receive Chinese government support to enter the world’s largest market, China.

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If you have any questions or want to buy a block of tickets for your company, email co-producer Mike Brennan at [email protected]