Hay rides. Pumpkin picking at the pumpkin patch. Apple picking at the orchard. There are tons of fall activities to take part in that kick off the season right. And the Midwest tech community is jumping on board!
We've rounded up some of the most exciting events happening in the Midwest this fall — our community of tech companies and startups are bringing people together through creativity, innovation, and a good time.
Events Across the Midwest
Electrify Detroit: Augmented Reality Mural Festival
August 1st - October 31st: Art lovers can download the Electrifly Augmented Reality Art App for free and visit the public murals at their own leisure. Simply download the Electrifly app and scan the murals to make them come alive in 3D.
Detroit Month of Design
September 1st-30th: A city-wide collaboration for designers and the Detroit community to come together through creativity as a global design capital. This year's theme is United By Design as an effort to promote unity in the community. This event will take place in the city of Detroit, as well as online.
How to Negotiate The Salary You Deserve
Tuesday, September 27th: How do you navigate salary questions throughout the interview process? What research should you be doing to determine a fair salary? How do other benefits factor into a total compensation package? Join the Purpose Jobs community on September 27th at 12 PM ET to get these questions and more answered by our panel of experts.
Bamboo Business Bash
Tuesday, September 28th - Wednesday, September 29th: Over two days, Bamboo will activate our community for inspiring panels, happy hours, and discussions to help you grow. Our very own Ryan Landau will be speaking at the Culture Over Strategy panel at 11am on the 28th in Royal Oak. He'll be joined by Marlin Williams CEO Sisters Code & Marlin Williams Enterprises, Yuliya Messieha Head of People at Airspace Link, Ashok Sivanand CEO of Integral, and Miche Rayment CEO of Hire Effect. Don't miss it!
WI Tech Month
October 1st-31st: The Milky Way Tech Hub and WI Voices have come together to unite the Wisconsin tech community. The month of October will be filled with civic tech events, social gatherings, and networking opportunities.
Michigan Tech Week
October 12th-13th: This two-day event is chock-full of some of the most exciting Michigan tech and startup leaders and innovators. Each day is planned with multiple panels and events to unite the Michigan tech community, develop tech talent, and give visibility to what's next for the state in the tech space.
Midwest Coffee Chats
October 19th: Join us on October 19th for an afternoon of virtual, casual chats with Purpose Jobs’ companies where you get to make genuine connections — coffee welcomed but not required. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with up to six employers for a 15-minute virtual call. These conversations will help you build your network, learn about new employers, and determine whether the organization is a good culture fit for you.
Connecting the Coasts to the Heartland
October 19th: An exciting full day conference to bring together early stage startups, early stage investors, and Ohio’s leading voices in the technology industry. Founders and investors will have the opportunity to network and learn best practices for building high growth companies, as well as learn from the local business community and civic leaders, how and why Columbus is emerging as a Midwest tech hub.
Startup Detroit Happy Hours
October-November: Join Purpose Jobs, Detroit Venture Partners, and Bamboo for regular happy hours throughout the year. Meet us at The Brakeman in downtown Detroit for fun nights of conversation and drinks with the Detroit tech community! Visit our events page below for the exact dates.
Visit our events page for upcoming events: