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Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 5 blog posts of 2019

I don’t know about you but over here at purpose.jobs we’ve been doing some major reflecting on 2019. And all we have to say is, WOW. What an incredibl[...]

Belal Tiba

By Belal Tiba

Benefits 101: Everything You Need to Know About Startup Benefits

In life, there are necessities, there are comforts and then there are extravagances. The world of startup benefits is no different. As a member of the[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Create A Better Employee Experience

What can you do with 90,000 hours? For most Americans, it's work. The average American will spend roughly one-third of their life clocked into their 9[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

What are Gender Neutral Pronouns & How to Use Them

We have some big news. As of today, the re:purpose platform now gives candidates the opportunity to display the pronouns they want to be addressed by.[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 6 Venture Capital Investors in the Midwest

Want to know where the money's at? It's right here in the midwest. More specifically, the Great Lakes region. Venture capitalists are looking outside [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Detroit Female Founders to Watch

The Detroit startup community is home to a tight group of female entrepreneurs who are changing the game across the tech and consumer goods industries[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

How to Write a Job Description

Growing your team just got easier. We partnered with Google For Startups to bring you the play-by-play on how to attract the best talent by perfecting[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Celebrity Investors from the Midwest

The midwest is packed with entrepreneurial talent, and the world is taking notice. From Motown to the Motor City, Detroit has a rich history of busine[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Michigan Startup, Rivian, Secures $350M Investment

Plymouth-based electric truck manufacture, Rivian, secured $350 million in investments this week, making it the company's third public investment of 2[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Best Detroit Startups for Full-Stack Developers

From building APIs to collaborating with product and design, the life of a full-stack developer is a busy one. We know what you've been through. That'[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startups on the Rise: Argo AI

In the race for accessible and modern mobility, a local startup is on a mission to improve the way the world moves. Meet Argo AI. With a self-proclaim[...]

Dave Corcoran

By Dave Corcoran

Startup Guide to Remote Work

There's a longstanding rumor that hangs heavy over the startup community. The word 'startup' alone insinuates endless hours spent cramped in an office[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup News Recap: August 2019

The final days of summer are here. As we take in the season's remaining moments, our team has reflected on August's biggest startup news. Missed the u[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

3 Marketing Jobs in Detroit, Hiring Now

Finding a new gig hasn't always been easy, so we thought we'd change that. We're bringing you the top 3 marketing gigs hiring this week.  Now, let us [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

7 Detroit Companies That Let You Work From Home

Flexible work options have become the new norm. From unlimited PTO to work-from-home options, empowering job seekers to achieve work-life-balance has [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 7 Fintech Leaders in Detroit

Our world is changing. Managing your finances and using your money in digital form has never been easier, and we have fintech platforms to thank for i[...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

Detroit Startup Hiring Guide

Starting a business is hard, but successfully growing one is harder. Detroit entrepreneurs are cut from a cloth woven thick with ambition, innovation [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A

Detroit-based eCommerce startup, Bloomscape, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding today. The direct-to-consumer plant company has disrupted the [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

9 Ann Arbor Tech Startups to Watch

Southeast Michigan is filled with emerging tech talent. Beyond Detroit's borders is another hub packed to the brim with entrepreneurialism and innovat[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Tech Giants Located in Detroit

There's more to Detroit than home-grown startups and budding entrepreneurship. Serving as inspirational pillars within the startup community, there ar[...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

How to Be a Unicorn Company

There are less than 300 hundred worldwide, making them incredibly rare and highly coveted. More elusive than the latest Jordan drop or a pair of Beyon[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

8 Software Engineering Jobs Hiring in Detroit Right Now

It's Detroit Startup Week, so we thought, what better way to celebrate than by bringing you the best engineering startup gigs hiring right now.  From [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Capital One Acquires Lux eCommerce Company

Big news from the (literal) purpose.jobs fam. Our brother('s) company was just acquired by Capital One! Let us explain... Our founder, Ryan Landau, ha[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Everything you need to know about Detroit Startup Week

Grab your business cards and press those slacks, Techstars Startup Week Detroit is back and we're here to fill you in on the week's hidden (and not so[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Win 2 Free Tickets to Intermitten 2019

*UPDATE: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* Missed out on the fun? Our super generous friends at Intermitten want to give you $10 OFF your ticket! Just enter code C[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 5 Highest Paid Startup Salaries

Make no mistake—Money isn't everything, but it sure does help. And while talking salary isn't anything new, it's still pretty taboo. So why is it that[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Top 11 Mobility Leaders and Companies in Detroit

Automated, safe, and personalized travel on demand - the future is here, and it’s on display all over Detroit. The birthplace of the automobile sure i[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

State of Michigan Tech Compensation 2019

How much should I get paid? How much should I be paying? Thes are the questions we're asked everyday. But, like most important things, there's no one-[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Finding a Healthy Work/Life Balance in Michigan

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We agree, Jack! Most everyone needs to work to pay the bills –  but does that mean it’s the only thing tha[...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

9 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in Detroit

We love Detroit. We love living in Detroit. Detroit is our people. It’s where we’re headquartered, and it’s where we’re helping the local startup and [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Introducing the Purpose Awards

We’re looking for the boldest minds, are you in? The startup community is no stranger to flattery. From executive techies to senior creatives, it seem[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Top Michigan Startups Hiring Now

There are some amazing Michigan startups hiring on purpose.jobs right now, looking for talented people like you. So if you’re a local Michigander, an [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Don’t Miss the Detroit Virtual Job Fair!

Mark your calendars! Are you a local to Detroit and Southeastern Michigan? Are you an expat and want to move home? Do you want to be a local? We’ve go[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

5 Reasons a Positive Company Culture Increases Profitability

Investing in a positive company culture is one of the best investments a corporation can make. There are a lot of moving parts that go into how a comp[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The ROI of using purpose.jobs

Re:purpose is a hiring platform where Michigan-based startups and tech companies can find thoroughly-vetted, startup-savvy job seekers and techies loo[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Here’s what you need to know about Detroit Homecoming

Mary Kramer is the co-founder of Detroit Homecoming, a three-day, invite-only event where Detroit expats return to the city, get inspired, and imagine[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

HBR says this is how you turn purpose into performance

Helping purpose-driven people find purpose-driven startups is at the heart of all we do. (Hence: “regarding purpose,” or, re:purpose). So when we saw [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

How WeWork Used purpose.jobs to Grow their Detroit Team

When WeWork launched in 2010, they wanted to build more than beautifully designed shared office spaces for startups and small businesses. Rather, they[...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 9 In-Demand Jobs in Michigan

Detroit’s startup scene is growing and new tech companies are cropping up all across Michigan. In fact, in the last three years, there has been a 50% [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

12 Best Places to Live in Detroit

When I moved back home in 2012 after living in Washington, D.C., as a federal consultant for IBM, finding a place to live in Detroit was relatively ea[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Intermitten Conference

Mark your calendars, friends. Intermitten, the one-day tech conference created to unite, nurture, and celebrate the Midwest tech community is back for[...]