Ryan Morrison

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@jryanm

Ryan Morrison is a serial entrepreneur and investor in Michigan's startup ecosystem. He is the founder and CEO of MaximizeHQ.com, a network of student entrepreneurs and venture studio startup accelerator. He is one of the original founders of Michigan Entrepreneur Summit, an event featuring founders  from MorningBrew, StockX, Beyond Meat, Benzinga, NextDoor and Workit Health as speakers, aiming to create a viable career path as an entrepreneur for young people and bringing together student startups from across the state of Michigan to compete for resources.

Sessions

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October 11, 2023
Michigan Entrepreneuer Summit

Michigan Entrepreneur Summit (MES) was originally founded in 2021 by 5 five University of Michigan students (Ryan Morrison, Addison Viener, Adithya Sanjay, Adam Schreck, Brooke Dukellis) as a way to bring the winners of various pitch competitions across University of Michigan together to compete for the title of "most likely founder to pursue entrepreneur as a career" and "most likely startup to be successful post-graduation."Amulya Parmar, founder of LeaseMagnets won the competition in 2021 and used the $5k check to open his first HQ in Ann Arbor. That summer, he was accepted into YCombinator, and he is still scaling his startup 2.5 years later (delivering 500k tours and $100M in leases). Ryan led the charge with Adithya to bring the competition back in 2022 after 4/5 of the original team graduated and moved on to corporate / startup careers. Oliver Broacto and Tabs Chocolate won the competition in 2022, and they did over $1M in revenue selling their aphrodisiacal chocolate on Tik Tok. Today, MES is a part of Ryan's original vision for a community called Maximize, designed as a community for founders to join as students and grow together beyond the college classroom and campus. MES is one of three programs created by Maximize, including their non-profit Venture Catalyst incubator and Venture Studio. Michigan Entrepreneur Summit (MES) 2023 is a partner of Michigan Tech Week. Co-hosted by Ryan, Founder of Maximize and Michael Meadows, Co-Founder of Protein Pints, the vision for this year is to bring the top student startups from across the state of Michigan to compete for the summit in-person for the first-time. To learn more about MES, our community and programs supporting student founders, send us an email: info@michiganentrepreneursummit.com

Sessions

Catch this year's 70+ speakers at MTW 2023 from October 9-12.

Where’s the event?
MTW 2023 will take place at the University of Michigan football stadium - Big House! - on Oct 9-10 and at Venue 4M on Oct 11-12. Doors open at 8:00 am and the event programming experience will run from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST.) 

Food & Drinks will be provided!

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Breakfast October 9
8:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
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October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Sharon Matusik

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Peter Walker

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Kathryn Snorrason, David Woessner, Sasi Prabhakaran PhD, Rahul Gayam, Rasmus Bendvold

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Carla Walker-Miller, Lisa Lunsford, Maria Thompson

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Charles Hudson

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Jenn Onwenu & Tim Lewis

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Lara Pender, Alison Accavitti, Edi Demaj, Kevin Heras

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Priya Gogoi, Chase Lee, Ben Chehebar, Matthew Burns, Adrian Fortino

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Lunch October 10
12:30:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
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October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

James Meeks

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Priya Gogoi, Margarita Hernandez, Kalyan Handique, Roger Newton, Len Middleton, David Bloom

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Lisa Katz, Sarah Gretter PhD, Maragarita Hernandez PhD, Tom Steward, Joe Thiel

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Chris Yeh

October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
FIELD TOUR (Optional)
4:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
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October 9, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Breakfast October 10
8:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Hilary Doe, Mayor Christopher Taylor & Mayor Mike Duggan

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Corporate Networking Suite
10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Stacy Brown-Philpot, Greg Schwartz

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
VC Networking Suite (Morning)
11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Lunch & Networking October 10
11:40:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Devon Townsend & Mike Vichich

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Johnnie Turnage & Hill Harper

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
VC Networking Suite (Afternoon)
2:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Justin Turk, Chelsea Plant, Kurt Baumgarten

October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
FIELD TOUR (optional)
4:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
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October 10, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Wednesday October 11 Lunch
11:30:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
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October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Austin Yarger, Vanessa Lane, Natalie Fang, Ben Kvalo, Fred Schmidt

October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Terrance J.L. Reeves, Ashton Keys, Shalanda Armstrong

October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Fireside Chat with Dhani Jones
2:15:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
Speakers:

Dhani Jones & Ted Velie

October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Kelly Sexton, Jeni Olney, Kristen Wolff, Stewart Thornhill, Kurt Skifstad

October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Michigan Entrepreneuer Summit
4:00:00 PM - 5:15:00 PM
Speakers:

Ryan Morrison, Michael Meadows, Melanie de Vries, Jonn Behrman, Ian Washington

October 11, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
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October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Breakfast October 12
8:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
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October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:
October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Mobility EXPO
9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
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October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Meagan Ward

October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Nia Batts & Sophia Bush

October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Ryan Landau, Chening Duker, Deirdre Roberson, Terra Osman

October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
Keynote
Speakers:

Lindsey Kilbride, Will Fung, Alison Todak, Jim Tenzillo, Chris Thomas, Joe Kaiser

October 12, 2023
10-11:00am
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MTW 2023 Now On Sale

Body: Tickets are on sale now until October 8. Tickets will be available at the gate.

Student Ticket
$99
Purchase Ticket
General Ticket
$199
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Want to attend Michigan Tech Week but concerned about the price tag?

Good news! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarship tickets for individuals to attend MTW 2023. If you would like to request a scholarship ticket, please complete this form and our selection team will contact you if you are eligible for a scholarship ticket.

If you’re interested, tell us about yourself by submitting a scholarship application by 10/4!