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Alex Simmons

By Alex Simmons

Workplace Wellness: Why Mental Health is a Top Employee Benefit

My own mental well-being journey began outside of the workplace because, well, most workplaces don’t have sufficient resources for people.  It can be [...]

One America Works

By One America Works

The Best Growing Tech Hubs for Healthy Living

As the past year has changed how we work, it has also changed where we work. This new era of productivity makes the case for healthier work-life balan[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Building Your Employer Brand To Attract Top Talent

What does it take to attract top talent in a competitive job market? The answer goes beyond benefits: it involves good employer branding.  What is emp[...]

Anthony Vaughan

By Anthony Vaughan

Finally Look Forward To Mondays: How To Find a Job You Love

We’ve all been there. It’s Sunday evening. You’ve had such a great weekend with friends and family, a much needed break from your job. And then it set[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

14 Digital Health Companies To Know

Midwest health startups are attracting a lot of investment. With the recent Series B funding of $120 million for Forge Biologics and the continued hun[...]

One America Works

By One America Works

Balance Your Earning Potential With Cost of Living

High growth tech jobs are popping up all around the country. You can find job boards with amazing careers in a number of places and career fairs with [...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

Fear: The Startup Serial Killer Which Must Not Be Named

We don’t talk about fears in startups often, or well. But the unexamined and unreconciled fears of the entrepreneur (not to mention the leadership tea[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Post-COVID Recruiting Trends: What's Changing about How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID has shifted priorities for ma[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Now Hiring: Finite State, a Leader in Supply Chain Security

Supply chain security has become an increasingly important topic in the tech industry, and Finite State is at the forefront of it.  Founded in Columbu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Sustainable Furniture Brand Floyd Raises $15M Series B

Based in Detroit, Floyd is a sustainable furniture startup founded by Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff. On Wednesday, April 21, the company announced they ra[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

7 Midwest Sustainability Startups to Know

It’s Earth Day again, and we’re so happy that more startups than ever are founded on a mission of sustainability. If you’re looking for a great job at[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Coastal Startup and Tech Companies Hiring in the Midwest

Whether hiring for remote jobs or looking for local talent, many startups and tech companies are looking to tap into the amazing talent pool in the Mi[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

19 Great Tech Companies Hiring Remote Startup Jobs

Companies everywhere are hiring for remote jobs. And it’s not just in engineering. From marketing to product development to UX, startups hiring tech t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

47 Top Startups & Tech Companies Hiring at the Virtual Career Fair

On April 13th, we hosted the Midwest Startup & Tech Virtual Career Fair: Best Places To Work. We had tons of companies join and hundreds of jobs seeke[...]

Patrick Young

By Patrick Young

Have A Disability? Look For Companies That Offer These Benefits

As a person with a disability, you may have found the job market difficult to navigate. For a long time, there’s been a stigma associated with having [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

9 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Ann Arbor

Living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a unique experience. Ann Arbor is a special combination of academic research, high-tech startups, and wellness cultu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

26 Fast-Growing Midwest Tech Companies Now Hiring Software Engineers

There’s no doubt that the Midwest is a great place to be for tech jobs. And if you still have doubts, just check out some of the best startups and tec[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit fintech startup Autobooks raises $25 million in Series B

Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup in the Midwest that's making small business banking easy. Today they announced they raise[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

20 Women Leaders In Technology You Should Know

Women have been making ground-breaking technological innovations for centuries. Since the dawn of the computer, women have been blazing trails, making[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Purpose Jobs is Hiring: Relationship Manager, and Community Manager

We're growing our team! As a bootstrapped, profitable company, we're always thoughtful about our growth. We only open a few positions a year, and we'r[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Clearcover, a growing insurtech startup hiring in Detroit

The Midwest is home to some of the best insurtech startups in the country. And Clearcover is one of the best of the best.  Headquartered in Chicago, C[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus insurtech startup Beam Dental raises $80 million

Beam Dental is a top insurtech startup based in Columbus, Ohio. The company has secured $80 million in Series E funding, bringing their total up to $1[...]

Jason Kemp

By Jason Kemp

Recruiting Tools: What is a Success Profile & How to Use One

A success profile is a great tool for recruiters to use when planning for a new open role at the company. It’s a description of a role in terms of its[...]

Jason Kemp

By Jason Kemp

Writing a job description? Use this template.

Hiring the right person requires a great job description.  And while they’re often treated like wish lists by recruiters, candidates are looking throu[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

The profound ROI on having fun

Entrepreneurs are artists that produce at scale. Beethoven used all twelve musical notes to compose his symphony number nine. Twelve tools, uniquely c[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Celebrating Black History: 15 Black Leaders in Tech

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Learning about amazing Black figures in American history. Discussing solutions to problems in di[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Candidates Should Ask These 6 Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. It's something many startups and tech companies say they value and are actively working on. But the truth [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ask a Recruiter: Job Hunting Advice, Interview Tips & Resume Help

On January 26th, we hosted a virtual AMA with top recruiter Jamie Koblinski. She answered questions from the community about writing a good resume, pr[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Tech workers are choosing Milwaukee as their home. Here’s why.

I’ll be honest: I’ve always had a soft spot for Milwaukee. My sister and brother-in-law live there, and visiting them is always the best. Fun things t[...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

Why most 'culture work' actually hurts your company

And the simple way to ensure your culture eats strategy for lunch. A quick story to set the stage: About six years ago I scaled my company from 15-emp[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup Guardhat raises Series B, brings funding over $40 MM

Detroit startup Guardhat just announced on January 5, 2021 that they raised Series B funding. The amount is undisclosed, but this new round will bring[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies To Watch in 2021

Columbus is one of the best cities for tech jobs, and 2020 proved that. This Midwest city was in some major headlines last year for startup jobs, star[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

Ann Arbor is perfectly positioned to be one of the best cities for tech jobs. Not just in the Midwest, but in the country.  It’s home to a world-class[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top venture capital funding for Midwest tech startups in 2020

2020 certainly was a challenging year for startups across the board. And fundraising, though it fared better than many thought it would, was still no [...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

The dark side of 'Crushing It': when looking good leads to bad results

This blog is adapted from a two-part examination of leadership, published on Second Mountain Startup.  As entrepreneurs, we’re inherently vulnerable t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

It's a myth that only the top startups and the best startup jobs are in Silicon Valley or New York City. As a Midwest company built for Midwest startu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How this Detroit startup is growing their team by putting people first

“Our technology isn’t the only reason people come and work with us. It’s all about relationships.” Patrick Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Signal Advisor[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Meet The Winners of the 2020 Purpose Awards

There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down in the history books. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a national reckoning with racial injustice, record unempl[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Midwest’s Top Female Founders to Watch in 2021

“We always say unapologetically: we're here to win, we're here to win big, and our opportunity is big." That was Lori Coulter, CEO and co-founder of S[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor software company uses data to empower communities—and their employees

Figuring out how to get the pilot light to turn on—and how to continue to fuel it—has been a long term goal for “Rust Belt economist” Nigel Griswold. [...]

Ryan Vaughn

By Ryan Vaughn

For leaders, meditation is more useful than business school

Meditation makes people better leaders, and when done consistently can be more effective than any knowledge on leadership one could acquire. Hard stop[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor tech company Llamasoft gets acquired for $1.5 billion

Coupa Software Inc. just announced they're acquiring Llamasoft Inc., an Ann Arbor supply-chain tech company, for $1.5 billion.  Llamasoft has been a t[...]