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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-proclaimed focus to provide affordable transportation to underserved urban communities, Argo AI has attracted the attention and support of some of the auto industry's biggest players.  In 2017, Argo AI receiv[...]

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 unfolding of the month's most buzz-worthy events? Get all caught up with our August recap.   Fundraising  Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A As a growing leader in the $50B category,[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A

Detroit-based eCommerce startup, Bloomscape, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding today. The direct-to-consumer plant company has disrupted the plant industry, bringing a millennial sense of cool to the way consumers purchase and care for their plants.  As a growing leader in the $50B category, Bloomscape founder Justin Mast has created his o[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

9 Ann Arbor Tech Startups to Watch

Southeast Michigan is filled with emerging tech talent. Beyond Detroit's borders is another hub packed to the brim with entrepreneurialism and innovation. Cue Ann Arbor. Only 40 mins from the heart of Detroit, Ann Arbor is home to an abundance of tech startups. And with one unicorn company already under its belt, it's only a matter of time before A[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Capital One Acquires Lux eCommerce Company

Big news from the (literal) purpose.jobs fam. Our brother('s) company was just acquired by Capital One! Let us explain... Our founder, Ryan Landau, has a really cool brother, Andrew Landau. Andrew has made awesome strides across the Detroit startup and entrepreneurial community, including the acquisition of his latest company, Jewel.    So, what's [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Everything you need to know about Detroit Startup Week

Grab your business cards and press those slacks, Techstars Startup Week Detroit is back and we're here to fill you in on the week's hidden (and not so hidden) gems.  First things first: this year is the 4th celebration of Startup Week Detroit - Powered by Quicken Loans, bringing together the greater East Michigan entrepreneurial community across al[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Win 2 Free Tickets to Intermitten 2019

*UPDATE: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* Missed out on the fun? Our super generous friends at Intermitten want to give you $10 OFF your ticket! Just enter code CHANGEMAKER at checkout for $10 off your ticket. But hurry! The discount expires at 11:45 EDT on 6/1, so book your ticket by Saturday night. Can't swing the cost of a ticket? Don't worry, Intermitten 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-size-fits-all answer. But you knew that. And that's why you're here. Let me guess, you've already visited 100 salary sites in search of the perfect number, only to find varying ranges and figures that[...]

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 seems only the c-suite elite earn recognition. But why? Ego aside, awards were meant to highlight and promote good — so how do we get back to that? Meet the Purpose Awards: The first and only community aw[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Don’t Miss the Detroit Virtual Job Fair!

Mark your calendars! Are you a local to Detroit and Southeastern Michigan? Are you an expat and want to move home? Do you want to be a local? We’ve got your back! Michigan is ranked third nationally in tech job growth and Forbes recently named Detroit as one of America’s newest tech hubs. So we’re going to assume you want a front row seat to what’s[...]