Dan Gilbert To Make The Case For Detroit At Disrupt SF
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As a life-long Michigander, I’m very pleased to announce the Midwest will be well represented at Disrupt SF 2014. Detroit’s own Dan Gilbert will join me on stage for a fireside chat where we’ll talk about his ongoing plan to revive Detroit through startups and technology. I’m sure he also has some NBA protips for Ballmer.
Dan Gilbert is one of the more outspoken individuals attempting to revitalize Detroit. Gilbert is the founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans, plus the majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Born in the city and raised in the surrounding region, Gilbert never left the area. In 2010 he moved his company, Quicken Loans, and its 3,800 employees to the center of Detroit. Since then, Quicken Loans and its family of companies has grown to over 12,000 employees, all working in the downtown area .
Gilbert’s enthusiasm and rapid acquisition of…
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