Tech Talk - September 22, 2023

Story spotlight with Ann Arbor’s tech visionaries.

This event is hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.

Thanks again to the fantastic Tech Talk presenters and all those who gathered with us at the Michigan Theater! If you have a recommendation for next year’s Tech Talk, please share your nomination with us by emailing

Tech Talk 2023

Dug Song

Dug is a champion for growing community wealth — economic, social, cultural, and environmental — to build a more just and inclusive future for all. He is cofounder of the Michigan Founders Fund, and serves on the boards of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wallace House for Journalists, and the advisory board of Venture for America in Detroit. Previously, Dug cofounded Duo Security in 2010, leading the company to acquisition by Cisco in 2018.


Connie Chang

Connie Chang
ONL Therapeutics


Julie Cruz
Julie Cruz Studio

Alex Simmons, Boon

Alex Simmons

Marvin Yates, National Security Innovation Network

Marvin Yates Sr.
National Security Innovation Network



Loren Townes Jr.
University of Michigan


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