FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
Potential Investors Get First Look at Six of Detroit’s
Most Promising Tech Start-Ups During ‘Techtown Incubator’ Demo Day Nov. 12
Tech founders actively seek investments in their sustainable, investment-ready companies
DETROIT – Six of Detroit’s most compelling, investment-ready tech startups from the first cohort of TechTown Detroit’s ‘Techtown Incubator’ program are set to pitch this Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in front of a virtual audience of potential investors and observers. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to book time with the tech companies immediately following Demo Day for a matchmaking session.
“We’re happy to celebrate these founders and their companies at this inaugural Demo Day,” said Marlo Rencher, TechTown’s director of technology-based programs. “They have focused on making that hard transition from very early-stage startups into more mature companies with systems, processes and infrastructure to support growth. And they did it all during one of the most challenging times we’ve ever seen. They deserve our recognition and support.”
Demo Day is the culmination of the 22-week Incubator program designed to help Detroit-based tech founders fortify their businesses into sustainable, investment-ready companies. Under the instruction of lead facilitator Rachael Allen, participants worked through a variety of issues that can make or break a company as it transitions from startup to small business. Topics included automation, delegation, tech audits, standard operating procedure documentation, growth hacking, investment preparation and pitch preparation.
The 2020 Incubator cohort includes:
Clean Break, powered by Detroit Maid
Danielle Smith Parker, Founder
A residential and commercial cleaning service for busy
Greg Chase, Founder
An app designed to revolutionize the process of finding/organizing pickup
John Wolff, Founder
A international indie game studio also providing additional technical services to Japanese companies for localization overseas. Currently focused on Overseas Marketing for Japanese (blockchain) games and proprietary game development of WurmZ and OinksAR
Justin Summerville, Founder
An innovative sports equipment company with a passion to enhance
safety and functionality for players of all ages.
Michael Holloway, Founder
A field service management platform helping home service businesses grow repeat business through customer subscriptions, invoicing, and geolocation tracking.
Neil Kochhar, Founder
Pre-employment assessment software that makes hiring more objective, standardized and predictive of success
To register for Incubator Demo Day, visit https://techtown.zohobackstage.com/TechTownIncubatorDemoDay.The event will stream live from 5-6:30 p.m. at https://techtowndetroit.org/live.
Incubator Demo Day is made possible by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, New Economy Initiative and the William Davidson Foundation.
About TechTown Detroit
TechTown is Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub, with a full suite of programs for both tech and neighborhood small businesses. TechTown works with businesses at all stages, helping startup, emerging and established companies develop, launch and grow. Since 2007, TechTown has supported 1,900 companies, which created more than 1,400 jobs and raised more than $130 million in startup capital. For more information, visit techtowndetroit.org.