SYNERGY • Detroit to Silicon Valley Event Series: Innovation from Diversity

Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Special Event

Join the WSU Alumni Association for a virtual event series exploring the synergy between Detroit and Silicon Valley. Expert WSU faculty, community leaders and alumni across the globe will discuss forthcoming opportunities, trends and innovations among the two areas. 

Many industries were unstoppable until innovation went global. There’s still time for the U.S. tech industry and Silicon Valley to adjust for these times. Silicon Valley is known for disrupting existing but inefficient industries with new software-based tools, but according to Fast Company and other industry experts, future opportunities will come from creating solutions for the mass market and particularly for the underserved. 

This change will require several shifts including greater diversity in hiring and capital distribution. Companies will have to change hiring practices to include a more diverse range of talent for positions of all levels since the talent and perspective from these groups will be imperative in capturing a unique understanding of new opportunities. Additionally, venture capitalists have to become more conscious of their bias to invest in talent that looks like them. They need to expand their vision to be more inclusive of upcoming businesses led by diverse populations.

Innovation from Diversity: Thursday, August 26th at 7:00 EDT / 4:00 PDT
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