TEDxDetroit Sponsors

Support the companies that support ideas worth spreading in Detroit

A big thank you to the brands listed below for providing financial and production support to bring TEDxDetroit to the stage.

If you would like to add your company to the list (and get your brand in front of brilliant thinkers and doers), please contact Charlie Wollborg at (248) 766-9994 for information on becoming a TEDxDetroit sponsor.

Visit Detroit

Your official guide to #VisitDetroit!

Detroit is more than just a destination. It’s a conversation.

Detroit: home to classic American car culture, originators of soul, the infamous Coney Dog, unwavering team pride, and an uncrushable spirit to match. What can we say? Our innovative, proud, and creative identity speaks for itself.

Check out visitdetroit.com and follow us on social media to find everything you need to experience Detroit.

Horizon Bank

Community Bank

Horizon Bank is a community bank serving Indiana and Michigan. Horizon has always been about people first and it’s this philosophy that has kept us growing strong since 1873. Our Advisors provide our customers with exceptional service and sensible advice and are committed to the prosperity of the communities we serve. We provide a broad range of financial products and online conveniences for your personal, business, commercial, mortgage, and wealth and investment needs.

Learn more at horizonbank.com

Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender | Equal Opportunity Employer


Compassionate, Extraordinary Care Every Day

Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system (based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue) and provides patients with compassionate, extraordinary care, no matter where they live. With eight hospitals, 155 outpatient locations, nearly 5,000 physicians and 33,000 employees, Beaumont’s commitment to patient and family-centered care contributes to the health and well-being of residents throughout the community and beyond.

Learn more at beaumont.org


Integrated Communications Agency

Founded in 1998, Lambert is a strategic communications and advisory firm specializing in public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing. Our unique blend of strategic thinking and creativity leads to big ideas that drive business outcomes for clients through intelligent planning, strategic messaging, creative storytelling and exceptional media relations.

With global reach from the Motor City, Lambert’s award-winning team has been recognized by O’Dwyer’s, PR Week, PR News, IR Magazine, PRovoke Media, Inc. 5000 and PRSA, among others.

Learn more at lambert.com


Michigans Largest Black-Owned PR Firm

98forward designs and executes integrated and strategic campaigns that resonate with our clients’​ industries and their audiences. We deliver an array of customized communications services, including: Public Relations, Public Affairs, Media Relations, Issues and Crisis Management, Event Management, Research, and Social Media.

Learn more at 98forward

Red Level

Managed IT Services & Tech Consulting

Since 2004, Red Level has helped companies in Michigan transform IT into a powerful competitive advantage. We deliver the game-changing technologies companies need to perform more efficiently, securely, competitively and profitably. Helpdesk? Check. New hardware? No problem. Cybersecurity? Locked down. Network not working? We’ve got the fix.

IT should propel your business forward, not hold you back. It’s time to level up your business with Red Level.

Learn more at redlevelgroup.com

The Red Hook Coffee

Bakery & Coffee Shops

The Red Hook Cafe and Bakery Shops serve fresh pastries and made to order specialty coffee. We proudly serve Parlor Coffee and have a rotating selection of guest roasters available.

Visit our three locations in Ferndale, West Village, and on the Greenway in Detroit.

Learn more at theredhookcoffee.com.


Natural Spring Water

For more than 100 years, Absopure has provided an assortment of clean, crisp-tasting water products to retailers across the country, and delivered direct to homes and offices throughout the Midwest.

While the needs of our customers have evolved since 1908, our goal remains the same: to provide quality products and services customized to meet your needs. Whether at home, at the office or on-the-go, Absopure has the perfect refreshment option for you.

Learn more at absopure.com.

MotorCity Casino Hotel

Detroit’s most innovative entertainment venue

Designed with input from renowned automotive designer Chip Foose, MotorCity Casino Hotel is Detroit’s most innovative entertainment venue featuring the crown jewel of the city’s skyline. With world-class luxury hotel accommodations, spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues, and high-energy gaming, you’ll find your kind of entertainment at the new MotorCity Casino Hotel. Our 67,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities will take your meetings and social events to a whole new level.

MotorCity Casino Hotel is Detroit’s only locally-owned and operated casino.

Learn more at motorcitycasino.com.

Curve Marketing Detroit

marketing + design

Curve is a marketing strategy and creative design firm focused on impacting your bottom line. We understand the point of your advertising and marketing is to actually sell something. We strive to overcome your marketing challenges. To help your brand stand out from the clutter and demand attention.

We put ideas into action – matching your goals with our passion, creativity, and experience to help you increase revenue. Chances are, we’ve got a couple of big ideas that can help your business right now.

Learn more at curvedetroit.com

Shawn Lee Studios Photography


Shawn Lee Studios has an energetic and “Edgy punch it” style that has graced several local, national and international media forums and publications, making it an award-winning photography studio in Detroit, Michigan. Founder Shawn Lee is and artist photography instructor and entrepreneur who has been passionate in the service of community for over 16 years.

Learn more at shawnleestudios.com

True Depth Growth Accelerator

Executive Coaching & Management Consulting

True Depth is an executive coaching and management consulting firm that works with leaders to transform their organizations, their team and themselves through a unique combination of coaching and consulting that drives powerful, measurable results.

True Depth’s expertise spans executive and team coaching, organizational strategic planning, marketing, and communications planning, leadership and team development and meeting facilitation. To reach new heights, discover your True Depth.

Learn more at truedepth.com


Advertising Agency

We are SMZ. It took us 90 years to write this paragraph. And we think it was time well spent. Because since we started back in 1929, we’ve used every single day of that time to learn, to grow, and to become what we are today – a full-service advertising agency that treats every client as a partner, every assignment as a mission, and every day as an opportunity. That’s what practice, patience, persistence and hard work has taught us.

Learn more at smz.com.

Moka Boka

Personalized adventure storybooks

Moka Boka is a Detroit startup that puts your kids in the story. We create one-of-a-kind, beautifully illustrated, fun adventure storybooks starring your kids. With just a few clicks at MokaBoka.com, you can create your kids’ characters – customize hairstyles, skin tones, favorite colors – then add a family photo and customize the dedication.

Watch your kids eyes light up when the package arrives at your door, created just for your family with a little Moka Boka love and magic. Get your kids excited about bedtime and reading and telling their own tales with Moka Boka. Adventure awaits!

Learn more at mokaboka.com

Southfield Mental Health Associates

Licensed Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, & Psychiatrists

Southfield Mental Health Associates is dedicated to accompanying you on your journey to wellness by promoting your emotional and relational health through a person-centered approach. Life is not without its ups and downs. The SMHA team creates an accepting and safe environment to support you in achieving your goals and working through anxiety, depression, relationships, and grief. Rediscover the best parts of you at SMHA.

Learn more at southfieldmentalhealth.com.

Frugal on the Fly

Affordable experiences for Metro Detroit families

Do you always find out about free museum days, cheap theatre tickets, free arts + crafts, or even meal deals the day AFTER? Fear no more; the days of missing out on affordable family-friendly Science/Technology/Match/Science experiences are over with Frugal On The Fly! We deliver a Metro Detroit must-do list to your inbox every Sunday. Look it over and incorporate it into your family calendar. Want a little more notice? We have you covered. Our monthly list is for you!

Learn more at patreon.com/frugalonthefly.

Phil Klein Insurance Group

Home & Auto Insurance, Business & Commercial Insurance, Life Insurance

PKIG is an award-winning, 5-star rated independent insurance agency providing home, auto, life, and commercial insurance throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and beyond. Based in West Bloomfield, PKIG agents mitigate your risk by shopping several carriers to make sure you have the right coverage at a great value.

Learn more at philkleininsurance.com.

M3 Linked

Connect – Energize – Grow

Entrepreneurs need a robust and inclusive community of collaborators to grow their business effectively. M3linked offers access to opportunities and resources not readily available in daily connections. Our communities open the door to a wealth of knowledge, advice and experiences that challenge members to think differently and level up their businesses.

We have a mission to represent multi-faceted, diverse individuals proving that entrepreneurship is for everyone.

Learn more at m3linked.com.

Wayne State University

Urban Research University

A premier research university serving a diverse body of motivated students in vibrant Midtown, the cultural center of Detroit.

Learn more at wayne.edu

Premier Event Technology

Audiovisual Support. Scenic Design. Technical Services

Premier is a turn-key event technology company with over 20 years of experience in the live event industry. We offer full-service audiovisual support, scenic design, and technical services for meetings, exhibits, & special events.

Premier has become a one-stop-shop that creates simplicity for the clients we serve. Our mission is to powerfully deliver your message to create moments of impact through simple design, professional technology, and exceptional service.

Learn more at premiereventtech.net.

Emagine Theatres

Metro Detroit’s Favorite Luxury Movie Theatres

Emagine strives to create a movie-going experience like no other, complete with reserved seating, plush power recliners, gourmet snacks, full bars, digital Dolby Atmos projection & sound systems.

With a great loyalty program, valet parking, and impeccable cleanliness, there’s no better wya to experience the magic of movies and more at one of the 17 Emagine Theatres near you.

Learn more at emagine-entertainment.com