Ignite 10 Program

We’re thrilled to announce our program for Ignite Ann Arbor 10!

Ignite will be Fri Nov 13 in Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is free to attend. Please RSVP!

Peering Towards the Beginning of Time with the Hubble Space Telescope
Keren Sharon 
Tinder and Urban UX design
Rachel Jaffe@racheljaffe13
Elizabeth Ann Gray 
I am the Commuting Pope: Transportation Sins and Salvation
Nancy Shore@getdowntown
The theory and practice of going from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur
Steven Sherman@shermanfarms
From the Depths of AADL… The Secret Lab!
Anne Drozd@secretlab
Why Your Street Should Have Its Own Newspaper
Lucy Tobier 

Everybody Trolls Sometimes
Lindsay Blackwell@linguangst
Changing The Way Fashionistas Pay It Forward: Making Them Give Back Even If They Don’t Want To
Jordette Singleton@ShopUnitedFront
Your World, Crushed Flat
Ry4an Brase@ry4an
Love and Lost Hair- In Inside Look at Healing From Cancer
Michelle Massey Barnes@mmbimagery
Crowd-sourcing your Job Interview
Suleman Diwan@sulemandiwan
Unequal Justice for All
Vanessa Cheris@vcheris
Where There’s a Will….How to Enjoy Shakespeare
Nan Bauer@nanettesfeast.com

Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors!

We really appreciate your support! UM Center For Entrepreneurship has been a long time supporter. Duo Security is a local startup providing easy two-factor authentication as a service. The Michigan Masters of Entrepreneurship Program has generously provided Blau Auditorium for Ignite. Washtenaw Toastmasters provided speaking guidance and coaching at our run through sessions that was very helpful to our speakers!


Maker Faire Tickets

Due to the synergy with Ignite Great Lakes and Maker Faire Detroit, we have two tickets to Maker Faire available to the first person who can correctly email organizer@igniteannarbor.org with the answer to this question:

Which Ignite Ann Arbor speaker spoke the words “Because near-space chocolate is awesome!” ?

Organizers and relevant speaker may not claim the prize.

Update: Congratulations to Christopher Lee, who correctly and first answered “Jim Deakins”, Ignite 1 Alumnus whose talk was entitled “Near Space Balloons”

Ignite Great Lakes

Ignite Great Lakes is the first-ever regional Ignite event and it’s being held in conjunction with Maker Faire Detroit, on Sat. July 30th at the Fillmore Detroit!

Date: July 30, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201
Register now: http://oreil.ly/oypa0Q
More information: http://igniteshow.com/greatlakes

O’Reilly has polled the local Ignite organizers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Ontario, and has pulled together a list of 13 stellar speakers, including two Ignite Ann Arbor Alumni! If you’ll be in the area we’d love to have you join us. You can sign up for your tickets here:

Better yet, if you’re willing and able to volunteer for the event, you can fill out our form here:

Be sure to get your tickets for what is sure to be one of the most impressive Ignites held to date – let’s make them The Greatest Lakes.

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Ignite is Tonight

If you haven’t RSVPed, you can still come and get on the wait list. We usually have some no-shows, and at 6:50 we will open up remaining spots to the waitlist. Directions are here: http://igniteannarbor.eventbrite.com You can park in the Hill St. parking structure.