M2 TechCast features diversity in STEM, women entrepreneurs, and master networker

ROYAL OAK – An effort to increase diversity in the STEM disciplines, an update on the wildly successful coworking space Bamboo Detroit, more on women’s entrepreneurship from Inforum, and a check-in with networker extraordinaire Terry Bean — it’s a great lineup for the Monday, Nov. 13 edition of the M2 TechCast.

The show kicks off at 3 p.m. with Hsiao-Ping Moore, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lawrence Technological University, who will discuss the university’s recent grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase diversity among STEM students and future professionals.

At 3:15, it’s Bamboo Detroit co-founder and CEO Amanda Lewan, who will talk about a new report that shows that at her coworking space, women are embracing entrepreneurship. They’re also seeing success, with fully a quarter of her tenants grossing more than $500,000 a year.

At 3:30, it’s the monthly appearance of Tember Shea, director of the inGAGE second-state entrepreneur training program for the Detroit nonprofit Inforum, formerly the Women’s Economic Club. She’ll interview Danielle Smith, founder and CEO of Detroit Maid, who just won $10,000 in a competition called Dolphin Tank — billed as a kinder, gentler Shark Tank.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with networking and tech expert Terry Bean, founder of Motor City Connect, interviewing Stephen Settler of IgniteCast, a video online training tool.

M2 Techcast is heard live Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time at www.podcastdetroit.com. You also can listen to archived shows on demand by clicking on M2 TechCast at MITechNews.Com.

Now in its third year, the M2 TechCast is co-hosted by Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Tech, and Mike Brennan, owner of MITechNews.com, an online Michigan tech news source since 1999. It’s part of the Podcast Detroit network of more than 80 locally produced podcasts, anchored by IT in the D, which runs Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time and which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners.

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