Leslie Lynn Smith is President and CEO of TechTown Detroit. Smith joined TechTown in 2010 to be on the ground floor of economic development in Detroit. Under her leadership, TechTown launched Venture Accelerator, a boot camp-style program for entrepreneurs. In addition, TechTown received a $1 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Strategic Fund to develop the Detroit Technology Exchange in partnership with Bizdom, the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, and Detroit Innovate, an accelerator fund managed by Invest Detroit.