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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[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies & Startups to Watch in 2022

Ann Arbor continues to be one of the top growing tech ecosystems around the country with some of the best startups to watch. A combination of universi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Chicago Startups to Watch in 2022

As one of the biggest cities not just in the Midwest but in the country, Chicago has a fast-growing startup ecosystem. Some of the biggest tech compan[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Cincinnati Startups to Watch in 2022

There’s no doubt that 2021 has been a huge year for Midwest startups.  In Ohio alone, VC funding surpassed $2B in September 2021 according to PitchBoo[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Top Columbus Startup and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

It’s hard to even stay current on all the great things startups are doing around Columbus.  From raising money and hiring dozens (or even hundreds) to[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

Michigan is now the state with the highest growth in VC investment. Now many Detroit startups are on the fast track to growth. Whether it’s new fundin[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Top Grand Rapids Startups to Watch in 2022

West Michigan is smack dab between Ann Arbor/Detroit’s tech and startup hub emergence and Chicago’s new habit of minting unicorns about once a month. [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Indianapolis Tech Companies and Startups to Watch in 2022

The startup scene in Indianapolis is one of the fastest growing startup communities in the Midwest and beyond. With top startup builders like High Alp[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Milwaukee Startups to Watch in 2022

Milwaukee, the city of champions . . . and startups. The Bucks’ NBA championship may have put Milwaukee on the map this year, but the city also experi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Pittsburgh Startups to Watch in 2022

Pittsburgh is a Midwest city that might be known for its steel, but it’s also becoming known as an innovative tech hub. In fact, Startup Genome ranked[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Remote Startups to Watch in 2022

If you’re looking for a job at a remote startup, you’re not alone. Online searches for remote jobs have increased 460% in the last two years. And work[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

KLA opens $200M campus in Ann Arbor — here's what it's like to work there.

This month, leading tech company KLA opened its second headquarters on the northside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Two years in the making, this new North A[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Non-technical jobs at top hiring tech companies in the Midwest

You don't have to be technical to work at a tech company. While top startups seem to always have open jobs for engineers, there are tons of great role[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Ann Arbor Companies with the Best Benefits

Company Benefits are evolving like never before, and in-demand tech and startup workers are looking for new types of employee benefits, culture, and p[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Chicago Companies With The Best Benefits

Chicago has minted eight unicorn startups valued at over $1 billion just in the first half of 2021 alone. The Windy City is on track for explosive gro[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Columbus Companies With The Best Benefits

Columbus is a quickly emerging tech hub for healthtech and insurtech startups. Many boomerangs are returning to the Midwest, especially to Columbus, t[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Cincinnati Companies with the Best Benefits

Did you know that Cincinnati has a growing tech scene? Cincy is a great place to live, affordable, and is home to some great emerging tech startups.  [...]

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[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Indianapolis Companies with the Best Benefits

Indianapolis has a growing tech and startup scene. And many Indianapolis tech startups are hiring. But how do you know a startup is a good place to wo[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Milwaukee Companies with the Best Benefits

Many tech workers are choosing to live and work in Milwaukee. That’s because Milwaukee has an affordable cost of living matched with a growing tech an[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Pittsburgh Companies with the Best Benefits

Pittsburgh, like many other Midwest cities, has a growing tech and startup scene. There is a rising number of robotics and AI startups in Pittsburgh, [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

2022 Remote Companies with the Best Benefits

Tech and startup workers are looking for the best startup opportunities in livable (aka affordable) communities, and many are looking for completely r[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Two Detroit startups raise millions in Series A, seed funding rounds

This week, two Detroit startups announced multi-million funding rounds, showing the strength of the Detroit startup community and its continued growth[...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Hiring Companies at the Columbus Startup & Tech Virtual Career Fair

This post has been updated include updated links and resources. The State of the Columbus Startup Community brought together top Columbus tech leaders[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

4 Companies Adding 1,200 Jobs in Columbus, Ohio

What do a dog treat supplier, a private jet company, an AI-based lender, and an e-commerce business have in common? They’re all expanding in Columbus.[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

50+ Midwest and remote software engineering jobs

It's no secret that software engineers are in high demand. There are plenty of open software engineering jobs, but if you're looking for a new gig, it[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Columbus is a rapidly growing tech hub. Here's the top startup activity from the last 12 months.

In the Midwest, boomerangs are returning to the region to start companies, live sustainably, and find meaning in their work. Startup and tech companie[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup DeepHow raises $9M pre-Series A funding

DeepHow, an AI startup that's bridging the skills gap in manufacturing, service, and construction, announced yesterday the closing of a $9 million pre[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

SpotOn Raises $300M, acquires Appetize and ups valuation to $3.15B

SpotOn is one of the fastest-growing software and payment companies with a comprehensive suite of solutions for restaurants and retail businesses. Yes[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How Finite State is shaping a new industry of cybersecurity

Over the past year, some of the biggest cyber attacks have been supply chain compromises, a type of cyber attack that targets software vendors or thir[...]

Evan Weese

By Evan Weese

Columbus Firm’s New App Streamlines Ticketing for High School Sports and Events

High school sports may not be the first industry that comes to mind when talking about technology advancement, but that’s exactly where one Columbus f[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Multidots, a WordPress VIP Agency

You might not know what a WordPress VIP agency is, but some of the biggest brands in the world use them. Companies like Oracle, Spotify, and Salesforc[...]

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[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

17 Midwest Startups Hiring for Marketing Jobs

From content marketing and SEO jobs to growth marketing, Midwest tech startups have a growing number of job opportunities for marketing professionals.[...]

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

15 Midwest Startups & Tech Companies Hiring for Product Roles

Are you interested in a product job at a tech startup? You might only think of the coasts when it comes to product, because historically the Midwest t[...]

Nathan Zanzig

By Nathan Zanzig

The Rise and Future of the Columbus Startup Ecosystem

A place that was once known as Test City, USA, due to its close resemblance to the overall population and preferences of our country as a whole, is no[...]

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

13 Purpose-Driven Companies Hiring Remote Startup Jobs

People are rethinking where they live, how they work, and what they do with their time. The New York Times calls it the new YOLO Economy. Perhaps the [...]

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[...]