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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

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[...]

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[...]

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

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

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 Landau

By Ryan Landau

Meet The Winners of the 2020 Purpose Awards

There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down in the history books. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a national reckoning with racial injustice, record unempl[...]

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. [...]

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[...]

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

The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor's Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene

“Our small city of freaks and geeks, fast learners, and team players has been a crucible for startups,” said Dug Song, Co-founder & General Manage[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Becoming Better Allies: How Tech Companies can Build More Inclusive Cultures

When it comes to inclusion initiatives, Daniel Young says he learned from one of the best. Before founding Circadian Risk in Ann Arbor, Daniel worked [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor’s Shine & Rise Offers Resources, Community to Women in Tech

When Kristina Oberly left her job for an Ann Arbor tech startup, she was only the 4th hire at the company—and the only woman.  “I came from the univer[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How to Volunteer with Meaning: DaySmart Combines Community and Industry

In today’s world, companies that stand for something stand out.  More and more, people are buying (and staying loyal) to companies that are involved i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Ann Arbor Startups To Watch In 2020

The list is out for 2021! Check out the Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021 Ann Arbor is usually known for the University of Michigan, but i[...]