Refresh Detroit: Developing an Idea with special guest Tyler Paxton – Nov 14, 2012
Developing an Idea
An idea is not a business. We’ll talk about how to get through the early steps by building a team that can move from the idea stage through customer discovery to an MVP. Developing an idea takes more than technical talent but many non-technical people struggle to engage the development community correctly and we’ll address how you can avoid common pit falls and how to make yourselves valuable.
Tyler Paxton is the founder and CEO of Are You a Human which uses simple and fun games as a replacement for CAPTCHAs. Are You a Human is based in Detroit and has grown to serve 20 Million games a month on over 3000 sites. Tyler previously founded and IT services and consulting company and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan where he founded Are You a Human. Tyler currently lives in the Detroit area and spends all of his free time with his wife and three kids
This month’s event is being hosted at The Qube or more commonly known as the Chase Building, one of the recent additions to the Quicken Loans family of buildings! The entrance is located on Fort Street, once inside head to the front desk located on the south side of the building. Just mention that you’re with the Refresh Detroit group, and you will be directed to the Asteroids meeting room.
We suggest parking in the Compuware parking structure, located on Farmer and Monroe streets. Parking is $5 and is a short 5 minute walk to The Qube (see map below). The address for the Compuware building is 1 Campus Martius Detroit, MI 48226