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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Startup ToDooly is Building the ‘Uber For Yard Work’

Startup founder and executive Sergio Rodriguez is no stranger to doing odd jobs.  Having moved to the U.S. when he was twelve years old, he made extra[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Battery Startup ONE Raises $300M, Reaches Unicorn Status

There's a new unicorn in town. Our Next Energy (ONE) has announced today that it closed a $300 million Series B capital raise, bringing the company's [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Dynatrace supports employee wellbeing with global Wellness Days in 2023

Ever go on PTO and return to 500 emails? You spend the next day playing catch up and somehow feel more behind than before your day off. While taking t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Trustpage by Vanta: Detroit startup acquired by San Francisco company

Yesterday, Detroit-founded startup, Trustpage, announced it has been acquired by Vanta.  Vanta, based in San Francisco, is the leading trust managemen[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

11 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 [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2023

Detroit is a rapidly growing tech hub and despite economic layoffs in 2022, the tech industry in the Motor City continues to grow. Detroit was recentl[...]

Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Alchemie’s Digital Learning Tools are Born Accessible

What’s the difference between a student memorizing abstract concepts and truly understanding them? Alchemie.  By developing a system of learning in wh[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Best Places to Work in Detroit in 2023

Detroit is a growing hub for startups and tech companies. From Fortune 500 companies to rising startups, Detroit is also home to some of the best plac[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

This Detroit MarTech Company Is Recreating Brand Promotions

If you’ve ever had FOMO (the fear of missing out) after hearing about a trip you can’t go on, or a concert you didn’t get tickets to, you know that FO[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Midwest Tech Events: Fall 2022

Hay rides. Pumpkin picking at the pumpkin patch. Apple picking at the orchard. There are tons of fall activities to take part in that kick off the sea[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Michigan’s top tech leaders on building a great startup ecosystem

And more insights from Michigan Tech Week   From all across the state of Michigan, startup founders, tech leaders, students, job seekers and technolog[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Duolingo Acquires Detroit Design Studio, Opening Office in Detroit

Duolingo, the language learning app famous for its angry mascot, announced that it's completed the acquisition of Gunner, a Detroit design and animati[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Company Culture Starts at the Ground Level with Livegistics

Livegistics founder, Justin Turk, is a third-generation entrepreneur in the construction industry. But instead of jumping right into construction like[...]

Jibreel Lockhart

By Jibreel Lockhart

Marketing Tech is Changing Faster than Ever. Petram Analytics Gets Brands Up to Speed.

After Apple changed its policy around data privacy in April 2021, marketers around the world started wondering how they were going to track and levera[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Behind The Scenes With Detroit Unicorn StockX

At StockX, culture is everything. Sure, its current culture marketplace hinges on it, but culture goes way beyond the product. It’s the technology, th[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

After $50M Fundraise, Autobooks Looks To Next Stage of Growth

“Small-business obsessed.” It’s at the heart of everything Autobooks does. Since its founding in 2015, Detroit fintech startup Autobooks has been rapi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Rocket Companies And Their Radically Simple Future Of Fintech

If you’ve bought a house, you know the process is complicated, tedious and often difficult. And in today’s market, it’s even worse.  From determining [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How GM is Leading the Charge to a More Accessible Future

There are many new EV and AV startups trying to make a name for themselves in the tech industry, but there’s one in particular that’s rising above the[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How Signal is ‘obsessed with finding a better way’ to retire—and work

Revolutionizing a financial industry can be tough work, but for this Detroit startup innovation is at the heart of everything they do.  Signal Advisor[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How Floyd is Reducing Landfill Waste, One Couch at a Time

In 2013, Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell saw an issue they quite literally couldn’t sit on anymore, so they created a solution they could. In the US alone, [...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

How this Detroit Company is Accelerating Solar Energy

Historically, the Midwest is not top of mind when it comes to solar energy. But one Detroit company is out to change that. GreenLancer is an online pr[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Two southeast Michigan cybersecurity startups raise new funds

Two cybersecurity startups in Ann Arbor and Detroit today announced new funding rounds.  Ann Arbor startup Censys raised $35 million in Series B fundi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet the media titan helping people through life’s tough decisions

You may not have heard of them, but they’re the company behind some of the country’s biggest advice outlets.  Headquartered just south of Charlotte, N[...]

Connie Loh

By Connie Loh

5 Reasons Why the Detroit Region is America's Next Tech Hub

When people think of Detroit, their first thought typically isn’t technology. They think of Henry Ford’s Model T, our history of automotive innovation[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Michigan’s Startup & Tech Leaders on Emerging Tech Trends for 2022

The last two years changed a lot about business, particularly in the tech and startup space. In the Midwest, things are changing even more rapidly. We[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Lineage Logistics announces $1.7B to fuel supply chain innovation

Lineage Logistics, based in Novi, Mich., is the world's leading provider in innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions.[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Benzinga’s 2nd Inning: Why Now is the Time to Join the Team

Detroit tech company Benzinga has been acquired by Beringer Capital, a private equity firm focused on the media, marketing services, and technology se[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

The list is out for 2023 — check out the Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2023   Michigan is now the state with the highest growth in VC investment. N[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Detroit Companies with the Best Benefits

Workers are looking for more than the best startup jobs these days: they’re looking for a purpose and new types of employee benefits.  Workplace welln[...]

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

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-[...]

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[...]

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

A Day in the Life of a Customer Advocate at Clearcover

Headquartered in Chicago, Clearcover is a top insurtech startup in the Midwest — and in the country.  Clearcover is disrupting a $200 billion industry[...]

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

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 [...]

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

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Augmented Reality Art Festival Celebrates Detroit's Murals & Tech

Detroit may be known as the Motor City, but anyone who lives here knows that the city has some of the best murals in the world. From Diego Rivera’s De[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Sustainable Furniture Brand Floyd Raises $15M Series B

Based in Detroit, Floyd is a sustainable furniture startup founded by Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff. On Wednesday, April 21, the company announced they ra[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit fintech startup Autobooks raises $25 million in Series B

Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup in the Midwest that's making small business banking easy. Today they announced they raise[...]