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  1. 1. What’s your M.O.?At the University of Michigan, ours is speakers and events, and limited sponsorshiptechnology and innovation. slots are available for companies interested in exclusive promotional, branding andThanks to world-class faculty, a dynamic and networking opportunities. Having sched-creative student body, and Ann Arbor’s uled the conference earlier in the academicthriving entrepreneurial culture, the Univer- year to coincide with the heart of recruitingsity has emerged as a global high tech leader. season, we know that students and company representatives alike will encounter an electri-The Ross School of Business’s annual Futur- fying atmosphere that will connect, educateTech Conference is the marquee display of and inspire.our passion for technology, attractingmultinational corporations seeking their For sponsorship opportunities, please contactnext leaders among our students and Andrew Kaplan: ajkaplan@umich.edustartups that prototype, go to market andgrow their businesses here in the exciting, For speaking or presentation opportunities,resurgent economy of Southeast Michigan. please contact Phanny Duong: pduong@umich.eduNow in its second decade, FuturTech uniteshundreds of students, executives, entrepre- We look forward to seeing you atneurs, and local technology enthusiasts in a FuturTech12/8/12!day-long symposium of keynote speeches,expert panels, startup showcases and case Michigan + Technology:competitions centered around the theme of A strong culture, a bright futureinnovation. Last January’s FuturTech drew250 attendees, speakers, sponsors and partici- The University closed more than 100 techpants from Google, Amazon, VMWare, licensing deals during the 2010-2011 fiscalQuickenLoans, IBM, Detroit Venture Partners, year, based on U-M intellectual property.Digitas, Ann Arbor-based Duo Security, andmany more companies. This year the University welcomes its first class in the Master of Entrepreneurship program, a joint degree between the College ofStudents from the Ross School of Business, Engineering and the Ross School of Business.College of Engineering, and School of Infor-mation engaged with thought leaders about Thirty-five percent of the Ross MBA class oftopics in social media, cloud computing and 2013 has a background in engineering,data mining, connected during a networking computer science, math or the physical sciences.lunch, and experienced hands-on demonstra-tions from many local startups vying for The University participates in a variety ofprizes in innovation. Student-launched venture tech-focused business accerlerators, incuba-@Fingertips garnered a $1,500 award and free tors, and academic centers, including: the Zellconsulting services for its product that helps the Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, MPowered, TechArb, Frankel Commercializa-visually-impaired access smartphones. tion Fund and Wolverine Venture Fund.This year the FuturTech Planning Committeeis preparing another outstanding lineup of