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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Skip the Trip: What to do in Detroit this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and while that might bring the sadness that comes with the end of summer, fear not. We’re bringing you some of the best things to do in Detroit during Labor Day weekend so that you can still enjoy the summer, avoid the crowds, and not feel bad about your big weekend trip that might have gotten canceled.  Of course La[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Now hiring: virtual career fair hosts top Midwest startups, tech companies

On August 25th, purpose.jobs and the Midwest Tech Banking team at Silicon Valley Bank hosted the Midwest’s largest virtual career fair. Within 60 minutes we had…   922 RSVPs 44 companies 6 states (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa) 9 cities (including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Columbus, Chicago, Indianapolis) 1,551 job applications sen[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Midwest Tech Companies Hiring Software Engineers Right Now

Yes. You read that title right. Top tech companies are hiring—right now. Woot woot, cue the happy dance.  If you’re looking for a software engineering job, check out these startup and tech companies that are hiring. They’re some of the best tech companies to work for in the Midwest, and they’re hiring right now. Many are hiring for local candidates[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Reasons Why You’ll Love Working Remotely

Many of us have experienced that work from home life at least a little bit. And while it may have been tough at first (especially under such unusual and difficult circumstances), lots of people have discovered the serious advantages to remote work. (If you’re still trying to figure it out, that’s okay, we all are working it.) As companies begin to [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How to Write a Job Description that Brings in the Right Candidates

“It’s just a job description. It’s not a big deal.” That’s the first mistake companies make when it comes to writing job descriptions. Because the truth is, hiring the right person starts with a great job description.  When a job description is sloppy, it can deter smart, thorough candidates. They might think that the company is not well put togeth[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top 5 Midwest Venture Capital Firms in 2020

Ever wonder what powers the top Midwest startups and tech scene? Well, it’s a whole lot of good ideas, smart people to execute them, and, of course, capital. Starting a business takes a lot of money to get things off the ground, and there are many Midwest venture capital firms that are making it happen.  Venture capital is a type of equity financin[...]

Brian Hough

By Brian Hough

Taking a Page from the Midwest Playbook: What Tech Giants Could Learn as they Move Inland

After so many years of this myth that nothing’s going on in the Midwest, the secret’s out, and people are finally taking notice of the Heartland.  With the rise of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, major companies like Facebook and Twitter are making remote work mainstream. We’ve seen companies like Stitch Fix announce they’re laying off pe[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Tandem, the Columbus startup creating a free marketplace for childcare

Even though Tandem has only been around for about ten months, CEO and co-founder Olivia Weinstock has been connecting families and babysitters for quite some time.  In 2010, at the age of 11, Olivia started a summer camp for kids in her backyard. By the end of high school, Kiddie Kamp was a huge interconnected network of 100 kids and their parents,[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

8 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in the Midwest

With the rise of remote work becoming more and more common, even at coastal tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, people are looking at the Midwest in a whole new light.  We’ve known it’s a great place to be. That’s why we’re here, doing what we do—helping talented folks in the Midwest find stellar places to work.  As companies move to more remote[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor's Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene

“Our small city of freaks and geeks, fast learners, and team players has been a crucible for startups,” said Dug Song, Co-founder & General Manager of Duo Security at Cisco.  Ann Arbor has been a launchpad for cybersecurity startups, the most notable being Duo.  In 2018, Duo, one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity providers in the world, was acqu[...]