Ann Arbor software company to host pingpong tournament for other local startups

This Friday, Nov. 8, Ann Arbor startup Voxel51 will host a pingpong tournament for Ann Arbor startups.


Voxel51 is a software company whose AI platform can analyze a video file and then provide information to the video owner, such as the number of vehicles shown in road footage.


The startup was founded by Brian Moore and Jason Corso at the University of Michigan. In the last year, Voxel51 has expanded its staff from four to 15. Kristina Oberly, the company's head of people, says that number will continue to grow with more hiring in the company's business functions.


The pingpong event arose from an idea to host a competition with another Ann Arbor tech company, but Oberly says the concept was quickly expanded into a tournament to open it up to multiple startups in the area and share a bit of Voxel51's culture.


"Most of the people in our office are really into pingpong," Oberly says. "It's a great way that we bond."


The tournament will be held at Voxel51, 410 N. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor, from 3-6 p.m Nov. 8. Participants can register here. Other tech professionals are welcomed to come for networking and conversation.


During the tournament, Voxel 51 will also collect donations and wish list items for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.


Emily Benda is a freelance writer based in Ann Arbor. You can contact her at


Photo courtesy of Voxel51.

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