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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Anti-Racist Actions Every Startup Founder Can Take Right Now

There’s no doubt that companies, big and small, can have a huge influence on a community. And being a founder, a CEO, a “boss,” and a leader comes with a great position of power. I’ll refrain from any Spiderman quotes here and get to the point. There are so many ways startups, founders, and venture capitalists in our community can use their power f[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

5 Job Hunting Tips for Finding a Purposeful Career

Finding a job can often be frustrating and challenging—and it only gets harder during a pandemic. There’s record unemployment right now, which makes the talent pool extra large right now—and finding a job extra daunting.  But we’re breaking down some best practices and job hunting tips that will make searching for job opportunities—whether that’s d[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups to Watch in 2020

The researchers have spoken—Columbus is the 9th best city to launch your career (and no, we’re not surprised that the top 9 cities are all in the Midwest).  But what makes Columbus, Ohio so great? So glad you asked.  Columbus is home to an inclusive, friendly culture, a great food and beer scene, and beautiful neighborhoods. But it also has a boomi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

A Guide to Metro Detroit's Best Carryout Ice Cream Shops

It’s getting warmer which means one thing–ice cream season. Though I’m not opposed to eating ice cream in the colder months, there’s nothing like a good ice cream cone on a hot day.  Many of the best ice cream shops in Metro Detroit are still open for carryout, so don’t worry, you can still get your ice cream fix—and a pretty good one at that.  Fro[...]

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 daunting and frustrating.  But if you’re moving to Columbus, you’re in luck (and not just because it’s a great city for living and working). We’re bringing you a breakdown of the best neighborhoods in Colu[...]

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 are lots of companies in Columbus that are growing, hiring, and still getting funded. Back in March, Olive raised $51 million, and Finite State just announced they raised $12.5 million.  Columbus is [...]

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 strength—and investors are taking notice.  In Columbus, Finite State, supply chain security and risk management experts, just announced they raised $12.5 million in a Series A funding round. The round w[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Your Detroit Reading List: 11 Books For Quarantine

Staying busy and connected to the community can feel challenging when you have to shelter in place. You can go hiking at local parks, or watch cool Detroit documentaries on Netflix. But sometimes, nothing beats curling up with a good book.  Sure, you can’t go out to your local bookshop. (Anyone else love the smell of bookstores? Ah, I miss it…) But[...]

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 pretty big funding rounds. Check out who came out on top and how much they earned. Top 3 Columbus Startups for Q1 Funding in 2020 1. Olive As a healthcare startup, Olive and their services are more im[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

On The Dequindre Cut, Bea’s Turns Helping Small Businesses into an Art Form

It started in 2019 as a silly idea on April Fool’s Day—to buy one of the smallest parcels of land in Detroit. “I saw a listing on April Fool’s Day for this weird little piece of land on the Dequindre Cut,” said Eli Wolnerman, co-owner of Bea’s coworking space, which is located right by the Cut. “We thought we could use that space to put up a tall s[...]