Farmington Hills, MI, October 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan today announced that Josh Linkner will make a keynote address at TiECon Midwest 2009, Michigan’s Largest Conference on entrepreneurship to be held October 23 and 24, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn.
“It is with great privilege I announce one of Michigan's most innovative entrepreneur, Josh Linkner, CEO ePrize to the TiECon Midwest family of speakers. Josh is a powerhouse of dynamism and creativity which truly represents the theme of TiECon Midwest 2009 - "The Innovative Entrepreneur". Do not miss an opportunity to hear Josh Linkner speak about the various nuances of innovation - the backbone of any corporate structure,” said Ganesan
Josh Linkner, founder and CEO of ePrize has led a revolution by dislodging the old guard and dominating the industry through disruptive innovation and creativity. ePrize has produced more than 5,000 industry-leading interactive promotions across 36 countries, for 74 of the Top 100 brands including Coca-Cola, AT&T, The Gap, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Dell, Adidas, Citibank and Microsoft. ePrize has won dozens of awards including Red Herring’s Top 100 Technology Firms in North America, Inc. 500 (five years in a row), #1 fastest-growing on PROMO 100, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Reader’s Choice, and 101 best places to work in Michigan.
Josh is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, and has won several business, technology, and design awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Crain's 40 under 40, and Automation Alley's CEO of the Year. He is regarded as a pioneer in the Web business. He is a big believer in his talent pool, and has built a corporate culture which he believes nurtures not only his company, but his people as well.
"It is an honor to present the keynote address to the entrepreneurial community of the Midwest region. Talent, Ideas and Enterprise (formerly The Indus Entrepreneurs) have given a good start to industries within the Michigan community despite the challenging economic times. The conference promises to be a great platform for like minded professionals to meet, connect, interact and network on common goals and objectives. Innovation is the key to success and growth and TiECon Midwest 2009 puts that theme into action. There is no other opportune time for better actions to take place. Thanks to TiE, the future of the Michigan business looks bright and endearing to many," said Josh Linkner, founder and CEO of ePrize
According to Tel Ganesan, President of the Detroit chapter of TiE, “Josh brings with him an ignited mind of creation and innovation." Tel opines that "it is but natural for us as entrepreneurs to learn and understand the power of being creative in our respective businesses. Josh is a perfect example of an "innovative entrepreneur" who lives in a world of ideas. It will be delightful to hear his key note address that is sure to spark some energy to all the attendees".
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.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is a major sponsor of TiECon Midwest 2009 and in supporting and promoting entrepreneurship in Michigan. For more information you can link to them through the TiECon Midwest Website www.tieconmidwest.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/