Entrepreneurship Conference - TiECon Midwest Announces Lipitor Inventor Dr. Roger Newton As Keynote Speaker At Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference


The Detroit chapter of TiE, formerly known as "the Indus Entrepreneurs" and now known as "Talent, Ideas, Enterprise," announced Dr. Roger Newton as the keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2009, Michigan's Largest Conference on entrepreneurship to be

(I-Newswire) August 22, 2009 - Farmington Hills, MI, August 21st, 2009-The Detroit chapter of TiE, formerly known as "the Indus Entrepreneurs" and now known as "Talent, Ideas, Enterprise," announced Dr. Roger Newton as the keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2009, Michigan's Largest Conference on entrepreneurship to be held October 23 and 24, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn. The announcement was made today by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

Dr. Roger Newton is the Ann Arbor region's most renowned scientist, entrepreneur, educator and investor. From 1981-1998 Dr. Newton was with Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis (now Pfizer) as a Distinguished Scientist and Chairman of the Atherosclerosis Drug Discovery Team. He co-discovered and was the product champion of what is now the most prescribed cholesterol reducing drug in the world, Lipitor(R).

"We are thrilled that Dr. Newton will join us in our effort help entrepreneurs in Michigan," said Ganesan. "His insight, working knowledge and entrepreneurial history in life sciences are a clear fit with our organization and Michigan's best event to connect entrepreneurs with potential new business, mentors and possible funding sources."

TiECon Midwest 2009 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Midwest provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from community leaders, global business leaders and worldwide experts.

The conference will also host "TiE50 Midwest," the first annual showcase of 50 of the most promising start-up companies across TiECon Midwest's five focus segments: Cleantech, Software, Wireless, Life Sciences and Media.

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Midwest 2009 at http://www.tieconmidwest.org and http://www.detroit.tie.org. For more information about the conference, please contact Nicole Raymond, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4013, (248) 631-9263, or via e-mail at nicole.raymond@detroit.tie.org.

TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 53 chapters in 12 countries comprising 1800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world's largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs.

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