Detroit: The Unlikely Hot Bed for Tech Startups - SXSW 2017 by SXSW published on 2017-03-16T18:37:26Z Detroit is experiencing a diversified tech renaissance - new startups, new building projects, exciting cultural moments. We talk to Detroit businesses about what makes this such a great place for digital startups. The panel will be moderated by Jason Pannecouk, Head of Digital Production at Imagination. Imagination have been working in the Detroit area for over 17 years and bring a long-term perspective on the area’s redevelopment. Katie Straiten of Imagination gives a Britt perspective on moving to and working in Detroit. Ian Sigmon from animation start-up Gunner talks about the startup buzz in the area and Kurt Steckling from Vectorform gives an established tech business perspective.