Ignite2Disrupt – Connected World – Connected Technologies; with special focus on Mobility, HealthCare and Global Connectivity

Michigan, for more than 100 years has been the center of the automotive industry. But today the industry is changing as automobiles become equipped with devices and systems that are autonomous and connect you to the world.However, the stateis still at the forefront of automotive and this disruptive technology evolution, doing what we do best, letting our entrepreneurs and innovators lead the way for the nation and the world to follow!

Michigan is taking connectivity to the next level, not only in automotive, but across diverse industries. We’re exploring the ability for connected technologies to enable innovation in Mobility, Smart Cities, Connected Health, Smart Manufacturing, Defense, CyberSecurity, Business Services, Consumer Services and more! And we’re leading the way in developing new laws to keep up with Mobility advances, investing in infrastructure to enable testing of Mobility technologies and encouraging development of new small businesses andScience, Technology, English, Math-focused training programs to ensure our state’s ability to provide the workforce Michigan companies need to keep moving forward.

Connected technologies in Michigan are creating jobs – in small business and enterprise level firms. Studies conducted by a collaboration of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) have shown that every connected tech job created in the state also creates 6.54 additional jobs, and that the average compensation for a connected tech-related position in Michigan is over $89,000 annually, which is substantially higher than the state’s average income of $51,084.

Given the state’s leadership in connected technologies – and the jobs being created as a result – the time is right for TiE Detroit to make Connected World / Connected Technologies the focus for TiECon Detroit 2017 Ignite2Disrupt, Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference.

The conference will provide an array of opportunities to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies, and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts.

2017 Grand Keynote Speakers: TBD

2016 Grand Keynote Speakers

Governor of Michigan


Founder & CEO, Living Essentials


CEO - Henry Ford Health System


Entrepreneur, Father of Indian Telecom, Author & Policymaker


Founder & CEO, Stealth Startup Company and Former CIO, TESLA


Lead Product Manager, Google Inc.


Founder & CEO, Detroit Aircraft Corp


Founder & Chairman Emeritus, The Bartech Group


Chairman at TiE Global & General Partner Monta Vista Capital


Founder and Former CEO, SAP Fieldglass


CEO, Menlo Innovations


Physician Talk Show Host at Ask Dr. Nandi


Why Attend ?

TiECon Detroit 2017 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Detroit provides a unique opportunity to discuss connected technologies, exchange ideas, explore new businesses, share growth strategies and gain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts.

TiECon Detroit 2017 Why Attend ?

Key Tracks

TiE20 Awards

20 Early Stage Startups
  • 1. IOT / Sensors
  • 2. Fintech
  • 3. Transportation / Mobility
  • 4. Health / Fitness
  • 5. Manufacturing Devices / Augmented Reality / Artificial Intelligence
Grand Conference Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Media Sponsors


Marketing Partners