Farmington Hills, MI, September 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Detroit chapter of TiE, also known as “Talent, Ideas, Enterprise,” announced today Rick Snyder as the keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2009, Michigan’s Largest Conference on entrepreneurship to be held October 23 and 24, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn. The announcement was made today by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.
“We are excited that our own native Michigander Rick Snyder will join us at Michigan’s best entrepreneurial conference designed for the Innovative Entrepreneur,” said Ganesan. "His ideas and new style of leadership with strong entrepreneurial background will help Michigan’s budding entrepreneurs prepare for a better tomorrow".
Rick is Chairman of the Board, CEO and a co-founder of Ardesta. He was the former Chairman of Ann Arbor SPARK. His responsibilities included overseeing all company operations and assisting in the strategic direction of the company. During his tenure at Gateway, the company grew from a privately held $500 million company to a NYSE-traded organization with revenues in excess of $6 billion. His primary business activities focus on the technology industry and the development of emerging and high growth companies. Besides his business responsibilities, Rick is active in community affairs and holds leadership positions in a variety of charitable and economic development organizations. A proud, native Michigander, Rick is republican contender for Governor of State of Michigan.
Rick Synder, the former president and COO of Gateway, Inc. said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to address some of our most talented entrepreneurs in the TiECon Midwest 2009 and look forward to sharing my entrepreneurial experience and my vision to launch an era of innovation in Michigan. Our state has some of the greatest research universities and talent in the country and we absolutely must capitalize on them and foster an innovative spirit in order to create a brighter and more prosperous future.”
TiECon Midwest 2009 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Midwest provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. The conference will also host "TiE20 Midwest", the first annual showcase of 20 of the most promising start-up companies across TiECon Midwest's five focus segments: Cleantech, Software, Wireless, Life Sciences and Media.
Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Midwest 2009 at www.tieconmidwest.org . For more information about the conference, please contact Nicole Raymond, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4013 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TiECon Midwest 2009
TiECon Midwest is Michigan's Largest Conference on entrepreneurship, designed for the Innovative Entrepreneur who thinks creatively, innovative and resourcefully to create their own future regardless of economic conditions and uncertainties. TiECon Midwest 2009 provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. For more information, visit http://www.tieconmidwest.org/
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 53 chapters in 12 countries comprising 1800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.detroit.tie.org/