Detroit, MI (PressExposure) August 23, 2009 -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, formerly known as âthe Indus Entrepreneursâ and now known as âTalent, Ideas, Enterprise,â announced Dr. Roger Newton as the keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2009, Michiganâs 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.
Dr. Roger Newton is the Ann Arbor region's most renowned scientist, entrepreneur, educator and investor. From 1981-1998 Dr. Newton was with Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis (now Pfizer) as a Distinguished Scientist and Chairman of the Atherosclerosis Drug Discovery Team. He co-discovered and was the product champion of what is now the most prescribed cholesterol reducing drug in the world, Lipitor(R).
âWe are thrilled that Dr. Newton will join us in our effort help entrepreneurs in Michigan,â said Ganesan. âHis insight, working knowledge and entrepreneurial history in life sciences are a clear fit with our organization and Michiganâs best event to connect entrepreneurs with potential new business, mentors and possible funding sources.â
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 community leaders, global business leaders and worldwide experts.
The conference will also host "TiE50 Midwest," the first annual showcase of 50 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 http://www.tieconmidwest.org and [http://www.detroit.tie.org]. For more information about the conference, please contact Nicole Raymond, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4013, (248) 631-9263, or via e-mail at email@example.com.