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Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

7 mindfulness exercises to reduce stress at a tech job

Tech jobs can be hectic, and stress from the pandemic and non-stop work from home demands have 70% of tech workers reporting exhaustion. Tech workers [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

First but not only: Pride Fund 1 empowers LGBTQ+ community beyond Columbus

Despite expectations and the odds, 2020 VC activity was at a record high — for some founders.  For women founders, VC funding shrank to 2.2%, and of t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Apple & MSU launch first U.S. Developer Academy to empower Detroiters

Last month, MSU opened student applications for its new Apple Developer Academy. The program is the first and only to be launched in the U.S. and will[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Living, working & finding purpose in the Midwest as a Boomerang: Mykolas Rambus

This is the first blog in a three-part series on startup leaders finding success living and working in the Midwest. If you left your busy city for you[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Where San Francisco startups are hiring talent now

San Francisco startups are now hiring across the country, posting remote jobs for any location, but some things have changed about how they find the b[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Rise of the Rest celebrates growth in emerging tech hubs as people rethink where they live & work

There’s no doubt that the way we work and live has changed over the last year. The pandemic launched the country into a widespread remote-work experim[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The Purpose Team is growing... Meet Hannah & Jonathan!

Last month, we hired two new great humans to join our team. We're always very thoughtful about our growth, and we can't be more excited about them bei[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Augmented Reality Art Festival Celebrates Detroit's Murals & Tech

Detroit may be known as the Motor City, but anyone who lives here knows that the city has some of the best murals in the world. From Diego Rivera’s De[...]

Kai McKinney

By Kai McKinney

Why I chose to build Helm, my startup, in Columbus

Field notes about the Columbus startup ecosystem from a student, founder, and community organizer. I noticed a pattern when I first moved to Columbus:[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

12 Midwest Startups Offering Mental Health Benefits

Are you looking for a healthy work environment with a job that offers mental health benefits? As the mental health crisis continues to worsen and comp[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Building resilience plus more mental well-being strategies for work

As we know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While this topic has always been important, the past year has only worsened the mental health crisis[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Qodex: A New Healthcare Tech Startup Empowering People

Qodex is one of the newest startups in the Detroit startup ecosystem. Founded in 2020, Qodex uses AI and digital solutions to help healthcare workers [...]

One America Works

By One America Works

Best Cities for Working: Finding the Best Job Networks

The economic effects of the last year have created and accelerated career opportunities in some unlikely ways. Many high skilled tech workers are now [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

10 Insurtech Companies Driving the Midwest Insurtech Boom

The Midwest is home to a growing number of insurtech companies that have clustered around well-established insurance companies in cities such as Colum[...]

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[...]