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Christina Marfice

By Christina Marfice

Not Just Flyover Country: Why the Midwest is Home to the Next Big Tech Scene

When the Great Recession hit in 2010, lifelong entrepreneur Dana Todd’s San Diego startup failed. It wasn’t an easy time to find a new job, and Todd’s search eventually landed her in Chicago. Little did she know how much she’d grow to love the Midwest—and that she’d make it the place where she founded her next startup. “When I decided to go back in[...]

Jessica Willis

By Jessica Willis

How to Balance Having Fun and Saving Money When You’re on a Tight Budget

Do I pay off my student loans or save for my retirement? The answer is both! While it's totally fine to have debt, you'll want to make a plan to pay it off, while considering your plan for the future.  Whether you're 22 or 42 (or 102!), it’s a balancing act between saving and spending your hard earned money. Even if you do live in an affordable cit[...]

Christina Marfice

By Christina Marfice

Hiring for Tech Jobs has Increased More than 100% in These Midwestern Cities

When people think tech jobs, they tend to think Silicon Valley or New York City. They don’t think about the Midwest, which is better known for rolling farmland and wide-open spaces than a booming tech scene where startups thrive. But it’s time to think again about the Midwest.  This region comprises 19 percent of the entire U.S. GDP. Twenty-five pe[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Low cost, high reward: new report shows Midwest tech jobs pay off

There are so many reasons why we love living and working in the Midwest—booming tech hubs, tight communities, laid-back lifestyles… It’s something many boomerangs are re-experiencing as they return to the Midwest after years in Silicon Valley. Because they’re realizing what the data clearly show: Working and living in the Midwest pays off.  We team[...]

Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

By Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

6 Traits Every Successful Remote Employee Has

Looking for a new position in the COVID job economy? Interested in upping your game as a remote worker? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you’ve come to the right place.  We know remote work isn't everyone's cup of tea. Some people thrive working from home, but for others, it doesn't always come so naturally. With many companies o[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

These 8 startups are among the top in the Midwest—and the U.S.

Why were there only two Midwest startups on LinkedIn’s recent list of the top 50 startups on the rise?  Cameo, based in Chicago (as well as remotely), and Seamless.AI, based in Columbus, are really awesome startups, and we were so happy to see them on the list. We just think LinkedIn missed a couple more major Midwest players.  There’s this myth th[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Cahoots launches diversity scholarship, offers more than desk space

Created by founders for founders, Cahoots is a coworking tech hub that’s fostering a community for Ann Arbor tech companies and entrepreneurs. And now, they’re making their resources all the more accessible to underrepresented founders.  Driven by its members, the tech hub is launching the Cahoots Diversity Scholarship for entrepreneurs who have be[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus startup Olive raises $106MM to expand AI healthcare workforce

AI healthcare startup Olive just announced they raised $106 million in funding, led by an equity investment from General Catalyst and Drive Capital, along with Ascension Ventures, Oak HC/FT and SVB Capital. This brings Olive’s total funding to $220 million to date. Headquartered in Columbus, Olive is a top startup that’s creating an AI healthcare w[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Midwest Companies Hiring Marketing Roles Right Now

If you work in marketing, you know it can be a funny field. Us marketers wear a lot of hats, and it can be hard to find a position that fits your skills and experience.  The good news? There’s a lot of great Midwest startups and tech companies hiring marketers. Whether you’re looking for Detroit startups, Ann Arbor tech companies, tech jobs in Colu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

AaDya Security raises $2.7 million, continues upward trend in security funding

AaDya Security just announced that they’ve closed a $2.7 million funding round, led by Firebrand Ventures (Kansas City, Mo.), 645 Ventures (NYC), and Next Coast Ventures (Austin, Texas). Based in Detroit, AaDya is the third major Metro Detroit cybersecurity startup to announce multi-million funding rounds. Back in August, Censys announced they comp[...]