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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 good ice cream cone on a hot day.  Many of the best ice cream shops in Metro Detroit are still open for carryout, so don’t worry, you can still get your ice cream fix—and a pretty good one at that.  Fro[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

On The Dequindre Cut, Bea’s Turns Helping Small Businesses into an Art Form

It started in 2019 as a silly idea on April Fool’s Day—to buy one of the smallest parcels of land in Detroit. “I saw a listing on April Fool’s Day for this weird little piece of land on the Dequindre Cut,” said Eli Wolnerman, co-owner of Bea’s coworking space, which is located right by the Cut. “We thought we could use that space to put up a tall s[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

What to Watch: Detroit Quarantine Edition

While no one really knows when quarantine will end, we do know it’s going to be a little while longer before we’re back at our favorite coffee shops and bookstores.  It can feel hard to stay connected with the community while being stuck in your home. Sure, you can go for a nice hike or bike ride, but you can’t do that all day long. Luckily, with t[...]

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, including visiting Michigan's metroparks. While things like canoe rentals, bathrooms, and playgrounds might be closed, there's nothing wrong with taking a nice stroll, brisk walk or run through a lovel[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Entrepreneurial Report Shows Positive Outlook for Detroit Startups

With the rise of pandemic panic, people are craving data about the state of Detroit’s economy. Luckily our friends at EntryPoint just released their Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report that highlights some promising numbers.  Emily Heintz, the founder & managing director of EntryPoint, noted in the report that COVID-19 is drastically impacting many bu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

TechTown Detroit Launches Stabilization Fund For Small Businesses

These are strange and scary times. There’s no getting around that, but seeing so many organizations step up and try to help makes everything a little brighter. Here in Detroit, the community is coming together to help support one another, especially small businesses. And our friends at TechTown are really stepping up to the plate.  You know them as[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Bea’s to Host Don’t Bea Afraid: A Virtual Event for Small Businesses in Detroit

There’s no denying that this is a strange and scary time for people. Aside from all the major and serious health concerns about COVID-19 and how to survive social distancing, many people are worried about the economy—especially small businesses owners.  Our friends at Bea’s are trying to make it a little less scary for people in our community.  At [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Good Humans Spotlight: Detroit Black Tech Supports Underrepresented Developers

I love seeing #BlackTechFacts pop up on social media during Black History Month. But let’s face it, we all know it’s not enough. In the tech world, Black and Brown software developers are still underrepresented, holding only 10% of development roles. And that disparity is even larger in Detroit, where the Latino/Hispanic and Black population make u[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Detroit Startups To Watch In 2020

Have you ever felt completely drained by what you do? Or kept missing important events with friends and family? Or dreaded coming into work every morning? Everyone wants to feel valued, inspired and supported. And they want to know that the people around them share their values. That could explain why 46% of job seekers say that company culture is [...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 5 blog posts of 2019

I don’t know about you but over here at re:purpose we’ve been doing some major reflecting on 2019. And all we have to say is, WOW. What an incredible year for the Detroit & Ann Arbor startup community. So many accomplishments and we’re beyond thankful for all of you that are here to share them with us. To celebrate the end of an incredible year, he[...]