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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup DeepHow raises $9M pre-Series A funding

DeepHow, an AI startup that's bridging the skills gap in manufacturing, service, and construction, announced yesterday the closing of a $9 million pre[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

Optimizing strengths for better work performance & work-life fulfillment

This is the second blog in a three-part series on strengths-awareness. Check out the first post: The Power of Strengths-Awareness: Bringing your best [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

SpotOn Raises $300M, acquires Appetize and ups valuation to $3.15B

SpotOn is one of the fastest-growing software and payment companies with a comprehensive suite of solutions for restaurants and retail businesses. Yes[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Discord community helps tech founders build authentic relationships

In a world that’s so connected, it can often be hard to feel, well, connected. This realization happened for Paul Jones when sitting at a conference, [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How Finite State is shaping a new industry of cybersecurity

Over the past year, some of the biggest cyber attacks have been supply chain compromises, a type of cyber attack that targets software vendors or thir[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Remote workers are choosing to live in the Midwest. Here’s why.

During the pandemic, many people who moved back with family moved to the Midwest, and if you did that’s not bad news for your career.  Out of the best[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Firm’s New App Streamlines Ticketing for High School Sports and Events

High school sports may not be the first industry that comes to mind when talking about technology advancement, but that’s exactly where one Columbus f[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

We’re launching a Slack community!

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Purpose Jobs. We want to help people connect, learn and grow in their community — and in ours. We eve[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Multidots, a WordPress VIP Agency

You might not know what a WordPress VIP agency is, but some of the biggest brands in the world use them. Companies like Oracle, Spotify, and Salesforc[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup Inpathy puts human connection back into social media

Social media scrolling can be a daily part of our lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s authentic. There doesn’t seem to be any place for talking with fri[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

'Great Resignation' continues: 55% of workers likely to look for new job

There's no doubt that coronavirus pandemic has changed so much of the way we live our lives — and the way we work. It's left many re-evaluating their [...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Bitcoin Company River Financial Picks Columbus for Global Operations Center

River Financial, a San Francisco-based company that lets people incorporate Bitcoin into their broader investment portfolios, has selected Columbus fo[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet the Airspace Link Dev Team — They’re Hiring!

There are highways. And then there are drone highways. Thanks to the Airspace Link team.  Founded in Detroit, Airspace Link is a venture-backed, high-[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Tech Entrepreneur Keith Stevens Launches New Venture ‘UpRys’

Keith Stevens, a serial entrepreneur and Chair Emeritus of the Board of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, has launched a new venture to help nonprofit[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

The Power of Strengths-Awareness: Bringing your best self to work in an age of uncertainty

2020 ushered in unprecedented changes to our work and whole life experience. While we feel some relief from the ravages of the pandemic and political [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

3,000 and growing: Dynatrace celebrates its close-knit global team

This month Dynatrace celebrated hiring its 3,000th employee. The team held a small celebration in Austria where the new hire is located.  It’s not eve[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Google Investing Another $1B, Boosts Columbus as Cloud Computing Hub

Google on Thursday said it will invest another $1 billion into data center operations in New Albany while also expanding to Columbus and Lancaster, un[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Virtual Road Trip Shows Strength of Detroit & Ann Arbor Tech Hubs

This week, the Purpose Jobs crew made our first stops on our virtual road trip, landing in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Cities in the Midwest, like Detroit [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

New Ann Arbor Ecosystem Report Reveals Record-Breaking Year of Growth

Ann Arbor as a tech ecosystem has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years with major acquisitions of Duo Security and Llamasoft and the rise of[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

17 Midwest Startups Hiring for Marketing Jobs

From content marketing and SEO jobs to growth marketing, Midwest tech startups have a growing number of job opportunities for marketing professionals.[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

The Best Ann Arbor Coffee Shops For Remote Working

As Ann Arbor continues to rise as an emerging tech hub, there are an abundance of tech jobs based in Ann Arbor. Many companies are choosing to stay re[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Every question you have about resumes now answered

Resumes get you the interview. Interviews get you the job. But resumes are very subjective. Just about every person you talk to will share different a[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

People Collective helps HR community navigate the new normal of work

When companies around the world were forced to go remote because of COVID-19, HR and people operations folks felt an enormous amount of pressure and w[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

15 Midwest Startups & Tech Companies Hiring for Product Roles

Are you interested in a product job at a tech startup? You might only think of the coasts when it comes to product, because historically the Midwest t[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

How To Keep Your Diversity & Inclusion Plan Going

It’s been over a year since the murder of George Floyd launched the country into a time of racial reckoning. For many, it was more than a moment (to q[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Road Trip With Purpose: 1,000 jobs. 1,000 jobseekers. 1,000 miles.

We’ve always believed in the power of the Midwest, so it’s no surprise that others are finding it a great place to live and work.  Boomerangs are retu[...]

Jackie Cayden

By Jackie Cayden

Employee Engagement Tips for Retaining Great Talent

In April, four million people (equivalent to 2.7% of the American workforce) quit their jobs—a record high since 2000. Now, as 41% of workers worldwid[...]

Nathan Zanzig

By Nathan Zanzig

The Rise and Future of the Columbus Startup Ecosystem

A place that was once known as Test City, USA, due to its close resemblance to the overall population and preferences of our country as a whole, is no[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Best Places to Live in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan, is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in America. It’s also considered one of the best cities to live in Michigan[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

The Entrepreneurial Ripple Effect is Happening in Detroit

It’s no secret that one successful startup can birth many more. In Detroit, this phenomenon is starting to take off with multiple startups beginning o[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Living, working & finding purpose in the Midwest as a Boomerang: Brooke James

This is the third 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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Hiking, beaches, islands, rooftop bars... Michigan summers have it all

Okay, we know it’s true: Midwest winters are cold. If you’re not into living in a winter wonderland, it’s understandable, though Michigan winters can [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

13 Purpose-Driven Companies Hiring Remote Startup Jobs

People are rethinking where they live, how they work, and what they do with their time. The New York Times calls it the new YOLO Economy. Perhaps the [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for your Hybrid Work Model

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Living, working & finding purpose in the Midwest as a Boomerang: Lindsey Kilbride

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

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[...]