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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies To Watch in 2021

Columbus is one of the best cities for tech jobs, and 2020 proved that. This Midwest city was in some major headlines last year for startup jobs, star[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

Ann Arbor is perfectly positioned to be one of the best cities for tech jobs. Not just in the Midwest, but in the country.  It’s home to a world-class[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2021

It's a myth that only the top startups and the best startup jobs are in Silicon Valley or New York City. As a Midwest company built for Midwest startu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How this Detroit startup is growing their team by putting people first

“Our technology isn’t the only reason people come and work with us. It’s all about relationships.” Patrick Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Signal Advisor[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor software company uses data to empower communities—and their employees

Figuring out how to get the pilot light to turn on—and how to continue to fuel it—has been a long term goal for “Rust Belt economist” Nigel Griswold. [...]

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

Meet Tandem, the Columbus startup creating a free marketplace for childcare

Even though Tandem has only been around for about ten months, CEO and co-founder Olivia Weinstock has been connecting families and babysitters for qui[...]

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 Manager of[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Dynatrace Detroit: a Software Company Growing on and off the Field

“Normally you walk into a lobby. But for us, our “lobby” is the field.” Ford Field, that is. You know, home of the Lions—and the #DynatraceDetroit tea[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups to Watch in 2020

The list is out for 2021! Check out the Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021. The researchers have spoken—Columbus is the 9th bes[...]

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

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 E[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Our Response to COVID-19: We’re on Team You

These are unbelievably tough times for everyone, everywhere. But for small businesses, these are defining moments. Companies are wondering if and how [...]

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 [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Coronavirus sparks hiring spree for these startup and tech companies

We recently hosted our first ever virtual career fair. At a time like this when setbacks and panic from COVID-19 are already causing layoffs, the virt[...]

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor’s Shine & Rise Offers Resources, Community to Women in Tech

When Kristina Oberly left her job for an Ann Arbor tech startup, she was only the 4th hire at the company—and the only woman.  “I came from the univer[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How to Volunteer with Meaning: DaySmart Combines Community and Industry

In today’s world, companies that stand for something stand out.  More and more, people are buying (and staying loyal) to companies that are involved i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Ann Arbor Startups To Watch In 2020

The list is out for 2021! Check out the Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021 Ann Arbor is usually known for the University of Michigan, but i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Detroit Startups To Watch In 2020

Edit: For an updated list of the top Detroit startups, check out the Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2021. Have you ever felt completely drained by w[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Michigan Startup, Rivian, Secures $350M Investment

Plymouth-based electric truck manufacture, Rivian, secured $350 million in investments this week, making it the company's third public investment of 2[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Best Detroit Startups for Full-Stack Developers

From building APIs to collaborating with product and design, the life of a full-stack developer is a busy one. We know what you've been through. That'[...]

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-proclaim[...]

Dave Corcoran

By Dave Corcoran

Startup Guide to Remote Work

There's a longstanding rumor that hangs heavy over the startup community. The word 'startup' alone insinuates endless hours spent cramped in an office[...]

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 u[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

7 Detroit Companies That Let You Work From Home

Flexible work options have become the new norm. From unlimited PTO to work-from-home options, empowering job seekers to achieve work-life-balance has [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 7 Fintech Leaders in Detroit

Our world is changing. Managing your finances and using your money in digital form has never been easier, and we have fintech platforms to thank for i[...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

Detroit Startup Hiring Guide

Starting a business is hard, but successfully growing one is harder. Detroit entrepreneurs are cut from a cloth woven thick with ambition, innovation [...]

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 [...]

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 innovat[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Tech Giants Located in Detroit

There's more to Detroit than home-grown startups and budding entrepreneurship. Serving as inspirational pillars within the startup community, there ar[...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

How to Be a Unicorn Company

There are less than 300 hundred worldwide, making them incredibly rare and highly coveted. More elusive than the latest Jordan drop or a pair of Beyon[...]

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, ha[...]

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[...]

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 C[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 5 Highest Paid Startup Salaries

Make no mistake—Money isn't everything, but it sure does help. And while talking salary isn't anything new, it's still pretty taboo. So why is it that[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Top 11 Mobility Leaders and Companies in Detroit

Automated, safe, and personalized travel on demand - the future is here, and it’s on display all over Detroit. The birthplace of the automobile sure 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-[...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

The Hottest Startups Now Hiring In Detroit

Big name tech companies like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all have satellite offices in Detroit, but did you know there are dozens of oth[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Xeeva Raises Over $40 Million in Funding

Recently we surveyed our community asking what type of content you want to learn about and the top response was news from the local startup community.[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Michigan Startups Hiring: Detroit & Ann Arbor

UPDATE: Click here to see an updated list of top Michigan startups hiring. A couple weeks ago, I published a blog post (our very first!) that told my [...]