Lear announces partnership with Techstars
Lear announced a partnership with Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. The partnership is part of Lear Innovation Ventures Possibilities, led by John Absmeier, Lear's Chief Technology Officer. Lear joins existing partners Ford, Honda, AAA, USAA, Nationwide, and PlanetM, as a corporate participant in Techstars Detroit, a local mentorship-driven accelerator program. Lear's Innovation Center at 119 State Street in Detroit, MI will become the network's new location for its Detroit-based accelerator program. Techstars Detroit is expanding its focus from strictly mobility technologies to looking for startups that associate with manufacturing, IoT, and more.