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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 [...]

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

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Brian Hough

By Brian Hough

Taking a Page from the Midwest Playbook: What Tech Giants Could Learn as they Move Inland

After so many years of this myth that nothing’s going on in the Midwest, the secret’s out, and people are finally taking notice of the Heartland.  Wit[...]

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 Manager of[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Culture contribution: why we no longer say ‘culture fit’

We’ll be the first to say that we are always learning. That’s what we do at startups—we listen, learn, think, embrace new ideas, and make changes.  An[...]

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

Keep That Same Energy: What We Learned at the Diversity and Inclusion Panel

On June 23rd, purpose.jobs and DVP hosted a virtual panel discussion on diversity and inclusion. We had nearly 200 people join us on Zoom from various[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Anti-Racist Actions Startup Founders can Take to be More Inclusive

There’s no doubt that companies, big and small, can have a huge influence on a community. And being a founder, a CEO, a “boss,” and a leader comes wit[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

5 Job Hunting Tips for Finding a Purposeful Career

Finding a job can often be frustrating and challenging—and it only gets harder during a pandemic. There’s record unemployment right now, which makes t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

A Guide to Metro Detroit's Best Carryout Ice Cream Shops

It’s getting warmer which means one thing–ice cream season. Though I’m not opposed to eating ice cream in the colder months, there’s nothing like a go[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Best Places to Live in Columbus

Moving to a new city can be challenging. Trying to find the right neighborhood, the right apartment, worrying about your commute time… It can be daunt[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The 12 Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit

The weather is getting nicer, but too bad we're all stuck inside, right? Wrong. The governor's stay-at-home order still allows for outdoor activity, i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Five Tips For Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

If you work with a great team, I’m guessing you miss working with them face to face. I certainly miss seeing my team in the office every day.  I miss [...]

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 Detroit Startups To Watch In 2020

Edit: For an updated list of the top Detroit startups, check out the Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2021. Have you ever felt completely drained by w[...]

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

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

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[...]

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[...]

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

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[...]