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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Fintech Startups in the Midwest 2022

The Midwest is rapidly becoming home to some of the best fintech startups in the country.  Chicago, for instance, is becoming a top tech hub for finte[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Apply Now: 13 Open Engineering Jobs with Midwest Startups

From renewable energy to cyber security, there are a ton of great companies hiring engineers to work on exciting projects. If you’re looking for a job[...]

Alli Kelly

By Alli Kelly

Michigan startup SkySpecs accelerates growth with $80M investment

SkySpecs, the Michigan-based energy renewal startup, announced today that an $80 million capital raise has closed. SkySpecs provides service and softw[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

SXSW collaboration celebrates innovation, opportunity in Midwest

Last week, after two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returned to Austin, TX. We partnered with our friends to br[...]

Ted Velie

By Ted Velie

The Midwest is Going to South by Southwest

After two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returns to Austin, TX this March, and a coalition of more than 30 Midw[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How The Midwest Startup & Tech Scene Boomed in 2021

As the old saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Silicon Valley, nor the Silicon Prairie.  What’s happening in the Midwest has been[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

2022 Purpose Awards: Meet the Midwest Startup Community Builders

When you think about tech hubs, do you think of the Midwest? Ten years ago, most people didn’t. And right now, many people still think of Silicon Vall[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

How the Midwest is becoming the leaders in climate tech

The Midwest is poised to become leaders in the climate tech space. Why? Not only has the awareness of the urgency of climate change shifted the landsc[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Purpose Slack Community grows to nearly 500 members in 2 months

Wow. It’s only been two months since I, alongside the Purpose team, took a new and bold step to launch Purpose Community, a free Slack workspace dedic[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

A Guide to Midwest Tech Events — Fall 2021

This fall, the calendar is loaded with tech events around the Midwest, and we are so excited about what's to come.  Events can be such a great way to [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Remote workers are choosing to live in the Midwest. Here’s why.

During the pandemic, many people who moved back with family moved to the Midwest, and if you did that’s not bad news for your career.  Out of the best[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Road Trip With Purpose: 1,000 jobs. 1,000 jobseekers. 1,000 miles.

We’ve always believed in the power of the Midwest, so it’s no surprise that others are finding it a great place to live and work.  Boomerangs are retu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Living, working & finding purpose in the Midwest as a Boomerang: Brooke James

This is the third 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[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Where San Francisco startups are hiring talent now

San Francisco startups are now hiring across the country, posting remote jobs for any location, but some things have changed about how they find the b[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Rise of the Rest celebrates growth in emerging tech hubs as people rethink where they live & work

There’s no doubt that the way we work and live has changed over the last year. The pandemic launched the country into a widespread remote-work experim[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

10 Insurtech Companies Driving the Midwest Insurtech Boom

The Midwest is home to a growing number of insurtech companies that have clustered around well-established insurance companies in cities such as Colum[...]

One America Works

By One America Works

The Best Growing Tech Hubs for Healthy Living

As the past year has changed how we work, it has also changed where we work. This new era of productivity makes the case for healthier work-life balan[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

14 Digital Health Companies To Know

Midwest health startups are attracting a lot of investment. With the recent Series B funding of $120 million for Forge Biologics and the continued hun[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

7 Midwest Sustainability Startups to Know

It’s Earth Day again, and we’re so happy that more startups than ever are founded on a mission of sustainability. If you’re looking for a great job at[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Coastal Startup and Tech Companies Hiring in the Midwest

Whether hiring for remote jobs or looking for local talent, many startups and tech companies are looking to tap into the amazing talent pool in the Mi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

26 Fast-Growing Midwest Tech Companies Now Hiring Software Engineers

There’s no doubt that the Midwest is a great place to be for tech jobs. And if you still have doubts, just check out some of the best startups and tec[...]

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top venture capital funding for Midwest tech startups in 2020

2020 certainly was a challenging year for startups across the board. And fundraising, though it fared better than many thought it would, was still no [...]

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

The Midwest’s Top Female Founders to Watch in 2021

“We always say unapologetically: we're here to win, we're here to win big, and our opportunity is big." That was Lori Coulter, CEO and co-founder of S[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

The State of The Midwest Startup Community 2020

What makes the Midwest the next opportunity area when it comes to startups and tech? Four startup leaders from across the region would all agree that [...]

Christina Marfice

By Christina Marfice

Not Just Flyover Country: Why the Midwest is Home to the Next Big Tech Scene

When the Great Recession hit in 2010, lifelong entrepreneur Dana Todd’s San Diego startup failed. It wasn’t an easy time to find a new job, and Todd’s[...]

Christina Marfice

By Christina Marfice

Hiring for Tech Jobs has Increased More than 100% in These Midwestern Cities

When people think tech jobs, they tend to think Silicon Valley or New York City. They don’t think about the Midwest, which is better known for rolling[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Low cost, high reward: new report shows Midwest tech jobs pay off

There are so many reasons why we love living and working in the Midwest—booming tech hubs, tight communities, laid-back lifestyles… It’s something man[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

These 8 startups are among the top in the Midwest—and the U.S.

Why were there only two Midwest startups on LinkedIn’s recent list of the top 50 startups on the rise?  Cameo, based in Chicago (as well as remotely),[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Midwest Companies Hiring Marketing Roles Right Now

If you work in marketing, you know it can be a funny field. Us marketers wear a lot of hats, and it can be hard to find a position that fits your skil[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Now hiring: virtual career fair hosts top Midwest startups, tech companies

On August 25th, purpose.jobs and the Midwest Tech Banking team at Silicon Valley Bank hosted the Midwest’s largest virtual career fair. Within 60 minu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top 5 Midwest Venture Capital Firms in 2020

Ever wonder what powers the top Midwest startups and tech scene? Well, it’s a whole lot of good ideas, smart people to execute them, and, of course, c[...]

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

8 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in the Midwest

With the rise of remote work becoming more and more common, even at coastal tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, people are looking at the Midwest i[...]

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

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

Top Columbus Startups Hiring Now

Columbus is a hotbed for fast-growing startups and tech companies. We featured a few of them on our list of the top startups in the Midwest, but there[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus Cybersecurity Startup Raises $12.5 Million in Series A Funding

The Midwest is a cybersecurity powerhouse. From ForAllSecure in Pittsburg to Duo and Blumira in Ann Arbor, the Midwest is showing its cybersecurity st[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Q1 2020 Startup Funding In Columbus

Starting the year off on the right foot is always a good thing—and for startups, that can mean funding.  Three Columbus startups crushed Q1 with some [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio is one of those cities that kind of has it all. Midwestern hospitality, affordability, tech jobs, beauty—oh, and amazing ice cream.  It[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Midwest Startups To Watch In 2020

It’s no secret that we love Detroit over here at purpose.jobs. We’re Detroiters and take a lot of pride in the city we call home. It’s a great place t[...]