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Live from Detroit! - Emerging Mobility, Connectivity, and Autonomous Technologies Virtual Startup Pitch Event

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Techtown Detroit
440 Burroughs St.
Detroit, Michigan  48202
United States
Contact: Michael Fluhler, Partner of Fishman Stewart PLLC
(248) 594-0643

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Live from Detroit! - Emerging Mobility, Connectivity, and Autonomous Technologies Virtual Startup Pitch Event

Technology Infusion through Deal-making between Startups and Multinationals- meet the next wave of disrupters

Panel Discussion and Networking


Paul Riser
Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship

TechTown Detroit


Jayson Pankin
President & CEO

AutoHarvest Foundation 

  Nigel Swycher




Dr. Carol Scarlett

Axion Technologies, LLC

 Dr. Carol Scarlett founded te company, in January of 2016, to produce TRNG hardware based on experimentation she was performing. During her seven years at Florida A&M University (FAMU) Dr. Scarlett, an Associate Professor in Physics, has continued research in the areas of astronomy and particle physics. She has over thirty peer-reviewed publications and holds three patents on a novel technology for material identification and TRNG devices. Through her work, she developed a technique to utilize magnetic birefringence and microscopy to extend material identification to an unprecedented level of sensitivity. As well, she holds two patents on methods to achieve enhanced optical noise for purposes of encryption and simulations. She has managed over $2 million in grant funding over her career. Since coming to FAMU, Dr. Scarlett has supported 20 undergraduate students in her lab and has served on the dissertation committee for two newly minted physics PhDs. She maintains active collaborations with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Lyden Foust


 Lyden Foust is an ethnographic researcher and co-founder of Spatial.ai, the world's first human-driven layer for maps. A Techstars Mobility '16 company. In eighth grade, he pitched a no hitter.

Dr. Navid Yazdi
Founder and CEO


 Dr. Navid Yazdi (Ph.D., University of Michigan), Evigia’s founder and CEO, has extensive expertise in developing technology and startup business initiatives. He has over 18 years of experience in developing products and solutions for wireless sensing and identification systems, and sensor electronics. Prior to founding Evigia, Navid was responsible for precision electronics development of Corning InelliSense (subsidiary of Corning Incorporated; NYSE: GLW) telecommunication switch products. His credentials include over four dozen technical publications and 17 patents in the field.


Dr. Dan Yanson


 Dr. Dan Yanson (Ph.D., University of Glasgow, UK), has nearly 20 years’ R&D experience in photonics, lasers, and optoelectronics. He planned and managed both technology and product development projects for commercial, defence and space customers in the UK and Israel. He also acts as an external expert for project review and evaluation at the EC in Brussels.

Cory Hohs

HAAS Alert

 Cory Hohs has worked at companies big and small for the last 12 years, scaling global hardware and software products. The majority of his career was spent in the telematics and automotive space with NAVTEQ, Nokia and HERE maps. Two years ago he left HERE to start his own company, HAAS Alert, a mobile vehicle-to-vehicle, smart city platform. The company is unifying the way first responders communicate with motorists and vehicles, utilizing existing cellular and mobile infrastructure. HAAS Alert puts emergency responders, utilities, public works, towing and other municipal fleets on the grid, today and delivers real-time data direct to OEMs, smart cities and map/navigation/traffic data suppliers. HAAS Alert is headquartered in Chicago and is in production with 10 cities including Chicago, Palo Alto, Detroit, Portland and Grand Rapids.


A live conference and webinar hosted by the Transportation and Aerospace (A&T) subcommittee and Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). This onsite and webinar event will gather leading minds on technology sourcing, transfer, and licensing - from around the world to hear a series of 5 vetted Start Up Company Pitches, virtually- from your desktop, to access real technology opportunities as first customer and strategic partner.

Live From Detroit will host from TechTown Detroit, 3 moderators to lead the Startups into the mainstream discussion with LES members. Given the rapidly emerging mobility, connectivity, and autonomous technologies and the "pedal to the metal" mentality in partnering with parallel industries, the automotive, aerospace, and transportation industries are bound to disrupt like a startup. Intellectual Property is the cornerstone for creating and maintaining a disruptive advantage; LES members will be able to question and offer guidance to the Startups to cover all the IP bases to succeed.

* A free Cipher Automotive analytics report from Aistemos on this topic will be provided to Attendees.

Presenting Companies:       

HAAS Alert
Axion Technologies


Key Relationships:

Ford Motor Company
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Techstars Mobility (Detroit)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
EcoMotion (Israel)



3:30 pm  – 4:00 pm EST – Welcoming
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm EST – Virtual pitches
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Networking


Before June 23, 2017

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Student LES Member: $20.00
Student Non-Member: $25.00 (with discount code)*

After June 23, 2017

LES Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $45.00
Student LES Member: $30.00
Student Non-Member: $35.00 (with discount code)*


*Student non-members should contact Michael Fluhler, listed above, for a discount code to receive the student rate.  Without the discount code, the rate is $35.00/$45.00 for student non-members.

Online registration required and space is limited, so early registration is suggested.


This event is generously sponsored by:

Event Host:

TechTown Detroit


Gold Sponsor:

Howard & Howard





Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please contact Michael Fluhler for more information.

Registrations are non-refundable, but substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations for assistance: (703) 234-4058.

Disability/Dietary Needs:
Requests for disability accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page, Michael Fluhler.

Photography Consent:
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


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