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.


Forward. For all.

We have more than 159,000 entrepreneurial-minded employees dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. We are a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with 347 manufacturing operations and 94 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries. Our competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems and complete vehicle solutions.

Learn more at magna.com

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

Jaffe Law | Taft

Law Practice

Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. is a full-service law firm representing and advising entrepreneurs and businesses nationwide. Focused on results, invested in relationships, and driven by opportunity, Jaffe has more than 120 attorneys in its Southfield and Detroit offices. Jaffe will be merging with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with offices across the Midwest and the District of Columbia, effective December 31, 2022. The combined full-service firm, with more than 800 attorneys, will offer a broad spectrum of legal services to a wide range of industries, representing all significant practice areas.

Learn more at jaffelaw.com.

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


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.

TRYBEAN Terry Bean

Training, Coaching, & Keynotes

TRYBEAN, LLC is all about growth. The growth of you, your business and your reach. The founder, Terry Bean, is a well networked professional in the Detroit area known for delivering outstanding presentations, intuitive business coaching and being a great connector.

Learn more at trybean.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


Michigan’s 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

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

Production Management One

Full event technical production, seating and staging for live, hybrid and virtual events

PM1 is honored to be a trusted partner of thousands of events across North America, and specifically proud to support those shaping the future of Detroit. From America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade seating or Drag Racing along Woodward Avenue to supporting Detroit’s iconic entertainment and sports venues, agencies and industries, you’ll find PM1. We provide nationwide event coverage from warehouses in Detroit, DC and Orlando.

Learn more at pm1pro.com

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.

Bamboo Detroit

Flexible Space for Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Community

Bamboo provides all-inclusive modern and flexible coworking, private offices, and meeting rooms. Monthly, weekly, and daily options available in Detroit and Royal Oak for however you work. Bamboo is also an intentionally innovative community to start and grow, or land and expand into our network. We’re a community of nearly 1,000 members that are dedicated to doing good work in Metro Detroit and beyond.

Learn more at bamboodetroit.com

Lino Realty Inc.

Commercial Real Estate Services. Family Style.

A Metro Detroit family-owned and operated commercial real estate firm providing a spectrum of CRE services for forty-seven years strong; Investment, Development, Consultation, Brokerage.

Lino Realty Inc. features an impressive array of projects across the Metro Detroit real estate market and is always recognized for attention to specific client needs and results.

Learn more at linorealty.com


Collaborative HR & Talent Management

People first strategies produce sustainable profits. That’s why companies partner with TIMAWO for human resources consulting to align their talent and operational strategies with an eye on positive ROI. TIMAWO offers a menu of full or project based HR and Talent Management solutions customized to fit your organization’s HR related needs – from Compliance Consulting to Organization Development.

Learn more at timawo.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.

Barton Group Benefits

Simplifying Employee Benefits

Surveying the confusing and dismal state of employee benefits, at a time where benefits and healthcare have never been more important, Barton Group Benefits decided there is a better way. BGB brings a people-first approach to a market that often feels dominated by callous indifference. The experienced members of BGB aim to bring simplicity and innovation to companies and the employees they care about. Innovative, Aligned, Simplified.

Learn more at bartongroupbenefits.com.

LACC Childcare

24 Hour Care, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Latchkey & Summer Camps

Young children learn best when encouraged to interact with their environment. At LACC Child Care Academy, our focus is on helping children develop socially as well as intellectually, while at the same time building their self-esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Playing, exploring and creating are essential to LACC’s curriculum (High Scope), which emphasizes concrete, hands-on, integrated activities.

Learn more at laccchildcare.com

Renee Crynick Realtor

Real Estate & Real Life

Renee Crynick is a full time real estate professional working with Oak and Stone Real Estate. She loves helping her clients get top dollar for their home when selling while helping them locate and purchase their next home. She specializes in and around Livonia and the Metro Detroit area and has a tremendous network to help buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs statewide. When you’re ready to make a move, reach out to Renee.

Learn more at soldbuyrenee.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.

Diamond Home Inspectors

Full-Service Home Inspections

At Diamond Home Inspectors, our goal is to not only help you make sure your dream home is move-in perfect but to ensure there are no hidden surprises and to make the process easy and less stressful for you. We are a full-service veteran & family-owned inspection company with a wide range of experience. Our excellent reputation, attention to detail, clear communication, honesty and integrity for your home is just a phone call away!

Learn more at homeinspectorsinmichigan.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

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

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.

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

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.