NewCo Detroit Jam Session

Detroit NewCo

Detroit NewCo
We were invited to the first NewCo Jam Session in DETROIT.
October 14, 2015 – 6 to 8PM
Madison Building
1555 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

NewCo Detroit Jam Session

Our Jam Session Panelists:
• Seema Chennamsetty, Senior Associate, Detroit Venture Partners
• Edi Demaj, Co-Founder, Rocket Fiber
• Carla Walker-Miller, President, Walker-Miller Energy
• Sebastian Jackson, Founder, The Social Grooming Club

Detroit NewCo
Copyright Kelsey Palchak Photography

Meet the panelists

Seema Chennamsetty is currently a senior associate at Detroit Venture Partners where she manages investment deal flow and deal execution. Prior to joining DVP, Seema spent three years at Pathway Capital Management, a fund-of-funds focused solely on venture capital and private equity. Seema came to Pathway after working for over three years at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors’ growth equity group where she was responsible for new investment due diligence and portfolio management. Seema graduated from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, with an emphasis in finance and management consulting.

Born in Prishtina, Edi Demaj is a hardworking co-developer and partner in several online endeavors and the co-founder of Rocket Fiber, a next generation fiber-optic internet network in Detroit. Mr. Demaj is currently the COO of Rocket Fiber and is responsible for helping with the execution of the their vision by bridging the gap between technology, product and other areas within the company. The project will start with downtown Detroit in 2015 and will expand to other areas in the upcoming years.

Carla Walker-Miller is a strategic and interdisciplinary businesswoman with an eye for innovation and growth. In 2000, after 18 years corporate experience, Walker-Miller started Walker-Miller Energy Services (WMES), an energy-efficiency/optimization company that also specializes in the distribution of energy-related products for the utility industry.

Sebastian Jackson wanted to do something that would benefit the community – beyond making everyone’s hair more attractive – so he looked into some things that could be done to reuse all his hair clippings. As it turns out, hair can be composted into a great fertilizer for trees: six pounds of hair can produce enough nitrogen for five saplings to thrive.

About the photographer – Kelsey Palchak – social media strategist and freelance photographer in Detroit. Follow her on Instagram – KPALLLL