Southfield’s Altimetrik Corp., a global digital transformation technology company, announced the grand opening of its flagship innovation and collaboration hub, the Altimetrik Collider, in downtown Detroit. It will support prototyping and innovation services for startups.
Located at 1500 Woodward Ave. on the fourth floor of the Wright Kay building, the company will have software engineers onsite to help companies experiment and iterate their ideas before fully investing in and bringing ideas to market.
“We chose Detroit as our first Collider location given the immense talent potential in this market,” says Abhinav Vattikuti, manager of Altimetrik Collider. “My focus is on making this space as exciting and engaging as possible for the local software engineering community. That means everything from hackathons to demo days to expert-led talks on trending topics in the industry. The goal is to enable creative collisions around the tech and entrepreneur community here in Detroit.”
The 3,000-square-foot workspace will host events, meetups, speakers, panels, hackathons, workshops, and other activities for the local software engineering community to grow, network, innovate, and experiment. The space is aimed toward companies and individuals looking to take the next step in growth and development.
“Our mission is to help clients transform the way they conduct business. Altimetrik Collider showcases our ability to help both growing start-ups and large enterprises in their digital transformation journeys,” says Raj Vattikuti, CEO of Altimetrik. “We have a global presence, and we find Detroit to be one of the most rapidly growing centers of innovative ideas, talented entrepreneurs, and the community to support the growth of both.”
Altimetrik has operations in the U.S., India, Uruguay, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. It has more than 2,000 employees.
“There are so many talented software engineers in Detroit, but too often they’re working in their own siloes,” says Raj Sundaresan, COO of Altimetrik. “Collider draws these engineers together to connect, collaborate, create, and grow.”