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Nominee’s nameAbhinav Vattikuti

SEEN Changemaker CategoryBusiness

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Nominee’s job titleManager, Altimetrik Collider
Nominee’s cityDetroit
Please describe why the nominee is a SEEN Changemaker:

Abhinav ("Abhi") is a leading executive with Altimetrik Corp., based in Southfield and his team oversees 200 employees. Abhi was instrumental to developing, conceiving and ultimatly bringing an Altimetrik office to Detroit called Collider Detroit. The Altimetrik Collider is a collaboration and innovation hub, smashing together our city's brightest minds to unleash an explosion of creative potential.

Abhi is passionate about education for software professionals and he knew Detroit was loaded with talented software engineers and exciting startups, spread throughout the city.

Abhi made the new homebase at 1500 Woodward Avenue happen for Detroit's software community!

Tell us about the individual’s accomplishments:

Abhi is Detroit's leading advocates for supporting and building up the local software community, from hosting open work sessions and regular events, like meetups, speakers, workshops, hackathons and more, and we'd love you to get involved! He has organized numerous networking events and his team has created hundreds of jobs for software professionals.

How is he/she impacting the community or the lives of people in Metro Detroit or across the world.

Abhi has given Detroit a home for an on-demand scrum team focused on rapidly delivering results for growing companies. He helps build innovative education solutions for software job seekers in Detroit. His Collider space in Detroit is the perfect place for startups to quickly prove out ideas, develop features, and build new products.

The Altimetrik Collider offices represent the interactive and tangible aspect of our company philosophy of “further, faster”. Collider Detroit is the first of these spaces opening across the US, South America, and South Asia. Our 3,000 square foot facility is located in the heart of Detroit in the historical Wright-Kay building. Abhi wants to use this space to make an impact on the community and visitors from across the world.

 

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