'Entrepreneurial Alley' to Debut at Michigan IT Summit 2001 on May 8

Ann Arbor IT Zone's sponsorship of new feature will put Michigan

technology entrepreneurs in the spotlight



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from i-TE@M

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ann Arbor IT Zone will debut
 a new feature at Michigan IT Summit 2001, "Entrepreneurial Alley," an
 exhibition area of sixteen booths designed to showcase Michigan's start-up IT
 companies.  Intended to showcase the range of IT start-up companies and
 emerging technologies in Michigan, the area also is designed to encourage
 participation by companies of all sizes in the annual, premier technology
 event.  Michigan IT Summit 2001 will be held on May 8, 2001 at Cobo Hall
 Center in Detroit.
     Michigan IT companies with fewer than twenty employees are eligible to
 participate in the Entrepreneurial Alley.  A special pricing arrangement
 allows start-up companies to exhibit at the Summit for a reduced cost.
     Entrepreneurial Alley will be sponsored by the Ann Arbor IT Zone.
 According to Susan Lackey, president of the IT Zone, "The Entrepreneurial
 Alley is consistent with the IT Zone's mission of promoting the growth of the
 IT industry in southeastern Michigan by bringing together entrepreneurs,
 emerging and established companies, business service providers, and university
 and community resources."  The IT Zone has 250 corporate members.  Of that
 total, 119 are emerging companies less than three years old and with fewer
 than 5 employees.  Another 25 member companies have fewer than 20 employees.
 "Entrepreneurial Alley represents a valuable opportunity for IT Zone members
 and emerging IT companies throughout Michigan," Lackey said.
     The Ann Arbor IT Zone is also sponsoring the Summit panel discussion on
 "Tomorrow's Internet: Broadband Networks and Applications."  The session will
 be moderated by Steve Glauberman, president of Ann Arbor-based Enlighten.
 Panelists include Bob Collett, CTO of Velocita Corporation; Shari Glusker,
 Manager, MSTV Customer Value Strategies Group, Microsoft; and Ted Hanss,
 Director of Applications Development, Internet2.
     "The IT Zone is a vocal proponent and supporter of both next-generation
 technology and entrepreneurship in Michigan," Lackey said.
     The Entrepreneurial Alley exhibit fee includes a 10x10 booth, pipe and
 drape, drayage (shipping into Cobo Hall Center), and company sign on the
 drape.  For more information on the Entrepreneurial Alley or to register,
 please send e-mail to Ann Bruttell at meetings@ix.netcom.com or call
 248-643-6590.
     Michigan IT Summit 2001 is hosted by i-TE@M, the Information Technology
 Association of Michigan.  The IT Summit, Michigan's only statewide information
 technology conference, is one of the nation's prime venues for showcasing new
 developments and business models for the IT industry.  Over 1,200 members of
 Michigan's IT community attended this event last year.  To register, please
 visit www.i-team.org/itsummit .  Cost is $100 per person prior to May 8 and
 $150 per person at the door.
 
 

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    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ann Arbor IT Zone will debut
 a new feature at Michigan IT Summit 2001, "Entrepreneurial Alley," an
 exhibition area of sixteen booths designed to showcase Michigan's start-up IT
 companies.  Intended to showcase the range of IT start-up companies and
 emerging technologies in Michigan, the area also is designed to encourage
 participation by companies of all sizes in the annual, premier technology
 event.  Michigan IT Summit 2001 will be held on May 8, 2001 at Cobo Hall
 Center in Detroit.
     Michigan IT companies with fewer than twenty employees are eligible to
 participate in the Entrepreneurial Alley.  A special pricing arrangement
 allows start-up companies to exhibit at the Summit for a reduced cost.
     Entrepreneurial Alley will be sponsored by the Ann Arbor IT Zone.
 According to Susan Lackey, president of the IT Zone, "The Entrepreneurial
 Alley is consistent with the IT Zone's mission of promoting the growth of the
 IT industry in southeastern Michigan by bringing together entrepreneurs,
 emerging and established companies, business service providers, and university
 and community resources."  The IT Zone has 250 corporate members.  Of that
 total, 119 are emerging companies less than three years old and with fewer
 than 5 employees.  Another 25 member companies have fewer than 20 employees.
 "Entrepreneurial Alley represents a valuable opportunity for IT Zone members
 and emerging IT companies throughout Michigan," Lackey said.
     The Ann Arbor IT Zone is also sponsoring the Summit panel discussion on
 "Tomorrow's Internet: Broadband Networks and Applications."  The session will
 be moderated by Steve Glauberman, president of Ann Arbor-based Enlighten.
 Panelists include Bob Collett, CTO of Velocita Corporation; Shari Glusker,
 Manager, MSTV Customer Value Strategies Group, Microsoft; and Ted Hanss,
 Director of Applications Development, Internet2.
     "The IT Zone is a vocal proponent and supporter of both next-generation
 technology and entrepreneurship in Michigan," Lackey said.
     The Entrepreneurial Alley exhibit fee includes a 10x10 booth, pipe and
 drape, drayage (shipping into Cobo Hall Center), and company sign on the
 drape.  For more information on the Entrepreneurial Alley or to register,
 please send e-mail to Ann Bruttell at meetings@ix.netcom.com or call
 248-643-6590.
     Michigan IT Summit 2001 is hosted by i-TE@M, the Information Technology
 Association of Michigan.  The IT Summit, Michigan's only statewide information
 technology conference, is one of the nation's prime venues for showcasing new
 developments and business models for the IT industry.  Over 1,200 members of
 Michigan's IT community attended this event last year.  To register, please
 visit www.i-team.org/itsummit .  Cost is $100 per person prior to May 8 and
 $150 per person at the door.
 
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