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Monday, July 16, 2018
The Motor City recently hosted the Detroit Summit, an event that attracted companies and startups from near and far to the Little Cesar’s Arena. Hosted by Plug and Play, in partnership with PlanetM and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Summit featured a pitch competition – which included Michigan startups LookingBus and May Mobility – 1:1 match meetings between startups and corporations, technology exhibitors, and more.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that offers accelerator programs and corporate innovation services. The company has partnered with more than 6,000 startups and 220 corporations and continues to cultivate an extensive startup ecosystem within a variety of industries. The partnership between PlanetM and Plug and Play to host the first-of-its-kind Detroit Summit was a natural fit to bring mobility startups, companies, and investors together to promote growth within one of Michigan’s leading industries.
“We are very excited to partner with PlanetM. Detroit remains the home of technology advances in the mobility space, and it is an obvious destination to expand Plug and Play’s global presence. We hope to bridge the gap between the software of Silicon Valley and the hardware of Detroit,” said Sobhan Khani, Vice President of Mobility at Plug and Play.
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“This is a tremendous opportunity to work with Plug and Play to showcase Michigan’s robust mobility ecosystem,” said Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President of PlanetM. “From startups to automakers, the work being done in Michigan is leading today’s transportation revolution and putting Detroit at the epicenter of mobility innovation, testing, and deployment.”
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