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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

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

On April 13th, we’re hosting the Midwest Startup & Tech Virtual Career Fair: Best Places To Work. If you’re looking for a job in tech—whether that’s i[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The State of The Midwest Startup Community 2020

What makes the Midwest the next opportunity area when it comes to startups and tech? Four startup leaders from across the region would all agree that [...]

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[...]

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 i[...]

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[...]

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 man[...]

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 quest[...]

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),[...]

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[...]

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, a[...]

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 skil[...]

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 [...]

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 bes[...]

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 minu[...]

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[...]

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 a[...]