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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Amid funding slowdown, Midwest startups have strong week in funding

Despite the economic downturn and venture funding slowdown, Midwest startups came out strong this week, bringing in some significant funding.  Here's [...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

10 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio, is a booming, cosmopolitan city attracting employers and top talent from all over the country.  Those unfamiliar with Ohio’s capital c[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Startup ToDooly is Building the ‘Uber For Yard Work’

Startup founder and executive Sergio Rodriguez is no stranger to doing odd jobs.  Having moved to the U.S. when he was twelve years old, he made extra[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Battery Startup ONE Raises $300M, Reaches Unicorn Status

There's a new unicorn in town. Our Next Energy (ONE) has announced today that it closed a $300 million Series B capital raise, bringing the company's [...]

Max Brickman

By Max Brickman

Ohio’s Innovation Economy is on a Roll

Ohio is on a roll.  Hardly a week goes by without a major development, expansion, relocation, or fundraising announcement. As I write this, details ar[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

15 Companies with Wellness Stipends and Programs

New year, new you! We’ve been hearing this sentiment a lot in the past few weeks and have probably heard it every year since we can consciously rememb[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Amazon is buying 400 acres for $116M near Intel site in central Ohio

According to Licking County Auditor records, Amazon has purchased nearly 400 acres of land just outside of Columbus, Ohio.  The transaction from Janua[...]

Emma Reedy

By Emma Reedy

Not Hiring? Here’s Why You Should Still Be Thinking About Retention

From the Great Resignation and “Quiet Quitting” to massive layoffs, it would appear that the power dynamics between employer and employee have shifted[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Dynatrace supports employee wellbeing with global Wellness Days in 2023

Ever go on PTO and return to 500 emails? You spend the next day playing catch up and somehow feel more behind than before your day off. While taking t[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Midwest Tech Job Digest: Open Business Operations Jobs

It’s no surprise that the new year didn’t bring an instant stop to layoffs.  According to Layoffs.fyi there’s already been 170+ tech companies that ha[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Trustpage by Vanta: Detroit startup acquired by San Francisco company

Yesterday, Detroit-founded startup, Trustpage, announced it has been acquired by Vanta.  Vanta, based in San Francisco, is the leading trust managemen[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

11 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in Detroit

We love Detroit. We love living in Detroit. Detroit is our people. It’s where we’re headquartered, and it’s where we’re helping the local startup and [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

LeanTaaS Acquires Hospital IQ, reaches combined valuation of over $1B

LeanTaaS, a leading provider of AI-powered and SaaS-based healthcare technology, announced it has acquired Hospital IQ, a leading provider of intellig[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2023

Ann Arbor is home to some of the brightest startups in the Midwest, and in the country. With a world-class university feeding talent and funding into [...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Top Chicago Startups to Watch in 2023

Of all the Midwest cities, Chicago is easily at the top of growth in the startup and tech industries. As a whole, Chicago saw over $4 billion in fundi[...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Top Cincinnati Startups to Watch in 2023

The Midwest continues to flourish with hubs for innovative startups and tech companies, and Ohio is no exception. Cincinnati in particular has served [...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Top Cleveland Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2023

Cleveland, often associated with the healthcare and manufacturing industry, is quickly erupting into a hotspot for startups and tech companies.  Momen[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Top Columbus Startups Watch in 2023

Despite macroeconomic challenges, many startups continue to raise funding, add customers, and grow.  For all the job seekers and tech talent out there[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2023

Detroit is a rapidly growing tech hub and despite economic layoffs in 2022, the tech industry in the Motor City continues to grow. Detroit was recentl[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Top Indianapolis Startups to Watch in 2023

Maybe one of the more overlooked Midwest cities for startups and tech companies, Indianapolis continues to surprise us. From healthtech to insurtech a[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Pittsburgh Startups to Watch in 2023

As a Midwest border city, Pittsburgh is one of the top emerging startup hubs in the country. From May 2021 to April 2022, Pittsburgh’s tech workforce [...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Top Remote Startups To Watch in 2023

2022 was a rollercoaster of a year for the startup world. There were significant layoffs, closures, and a ton of growth and funding for the lucky ones[...]

Marcus Fields and Allison Murdock

By Marcus Fields and Allison Murdock

A VC’s Guide to Startup Hiring: Job Postings

Though the venture capital industry is known for handing out the big bucks to — hopefully — promising start-ups, the industry is less known for their [...]

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[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Midwest Tech Job Digest: 8 Companies Hiring Engineers Now

Happy new year! January is usually one of the best times to find a new job as companies unlock new hiring budgets and the lull from the holidays is ov[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The 2022 Startup and Tech Market Report — And an Optimistic Look Ahead

There’s no doubt this year has had its ups and downs. Making national headlines were the slew of layoffs across the board at major tech companies like[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Fintech Startup Raises $2.6M to Boost Financial Wellness

Pocketnest, the Detroit-based fintech startup founded by Jessica Willis, announced today that it raised $2.6 million is a funding round led by Reseda [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The 2023 Purpose Awards

This year has certainly had its share of ups and downs. It’s true that the Midwest isn’t totally immune to the widespread tech layoffs that are happen[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Midwest Tech Job Digest: 12 Sales Roles Open Now

Recently laid off? Looking for a new job to start 2023 off right? Whatever brings you on this job hunting journey, we’re here to help! Yes, many compa[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

10 Midwest Startups Focused on Community

This time of year we like to take a moment to reflect on giving back to the community. One of the biggest themes of giving back in the startup world i[...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Columbus Startup Raises $7M in Series A to Help Homeowners Bust a Move

MoveEasy has raised $7 million in Series A funding to continue building what it calls the nation’s first fully integrated home management and concierg[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

One Rocket, One Crew: RocketReach Bringing Curious Engineers on Board

When RocketReach was launched in 2016, founders Amit Shanbhag and Andrew Tso knew first hand how annoying it can be to spend hours of your job looking[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The 2022 Midwest Startup Gift Guide

It’s always a great time to shop local and shop small, but the holidays are an especially great time to show your support.  If you’re thinking that sh[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Candidate Emails 101: The Foundation of Candidate Experience

Candidate communication can make or break a candidate’s experience. If job seekers don’t get the right information or end up feeling unwanted, they’re[...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Alchemie’s Digital Learning Tools are Born Accessible

What’s the difference between a student memorizing abstract concepts and truly understanding them? Alchemie.  By developing a system of learning in wh[...]

Alice Duers

By Alice Duers

Tech Job Digest: 19 Companies Hiring for Product Roles

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: tech companies are still hiring! I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it’s true.  If you’re someone who’s bee[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

After $4M fundraise, Nickels to double its team, gear up for growth

Last month, Ann Arbor fintech startup, Nickels, raised $4 million in seed funding to help fuel its mission to help banks and credit unions take on thi[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Top Benefits Employees are Looking for in 2023

Employee benefits continue to be the top priority of job seekers' lists and are often a make or break for them. It’s pretty simple. Employees want ben[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Heartland Ventures Announces Successful Closing of $52M Fund II

Heartland Ventures, a venture capital firm connecting high-growth startups to Midwest corporations, announced today that they have closed $52M for Fun[...]

Alice Duers

By Alice Duers

Midwest Marketing Job Digest

With more layoffs happening this month from major tech companies like Stripe, Facebook, Lyft, and GoPuff, it can be easy to be down about the job mark[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Cincinnati’s Gearsupply: “There’s really no ceiling here.”

There’s nothing like live music, right? Seeing your favorite band on stage, singing along, feeling the beat banging in your chest. It’s the best.  But[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Back to Michigan Events Lure Boomerangs Home, Connect Tech Community

Following the age-old tradition of college kids returning home Thanksgiving week to reconnect with friends and family, the Back to Michigan events are[...]