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Midday Keynote

Presented By: Horizon Bank / Dickinson Wright PLLC

Welcome back comments by Janet Pasco, Market President, Horizon Bank

Dealmakers Awards comments by Bill Rosin, Partner, Dickinson Wright, PLLC


Building Detroit: Two Dealmakers Awards honorees mini-panel discussion.

  • Lisa McLaughlin, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Workit Health
  • Kalyan Handique, Vice President, CDG Advanced Technology, BioRad Laboratories



Dustin S. Klein
Chief Content Officer
Smart Business

Dustin is an award-winning business journalist, bestselling author, and the chief content officer of Smart Business. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed thousands of business and civic leaders, and helped more than 50 CEOs and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into books. A trained investigative politics reporter and former digital media entrepreneur, Dustin joined Smart Business in 1997 after serving as an editor at several daily newspapers.


Kalyan Handique
Vice President, CDG Advanced Technology
BioRad Laboratories

Kalyan Handique is a serial entrepreneur based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He cofounded Celsee, an innovative life science company that was acquired by BioRad in 2020. Earlier, he co-founded HandyLab that was acquired by Becton Dickinson for over $275 MM. Kalyan also serves as an adviser to many entrepreneurs, startups and technological organizations in the Michigan biotech region.

Lisa McLaughlin
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Workit Health

Lisa is a social entrepreneur, researcher, and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Workit Health who holds Masters of both Social Work and Information from the University of Michigan. She’s laid the groundwork in Michigan and the greater U.S. for effective strategies for on-demand substance use disorder treatment and prevention resources for health plans, employers, and individuals. As Principal Investigator on Workit Health’s initiatives with the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, she’s developed digital interventions to solve for social determinants of health and algorithms to measure and predict substance use recovery. In 2019 she was named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year and winner of the Lyfebulb and United Healthcare Innovation Challenge.

Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Detroit, Michigan
Tel: (800) 988-4726