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Top Startups to Watch in 2022

From major IPOs, historic funding rounds, to new HQs...

The Midwest startup scene is taking off. And it's just the beginning.

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What’s happening in the Midwest has been years in the making, but there’s no doubt that 2021 was a huge year for Midwest startups. 

From major funding rounds to explosive IPOs, new funds to new HQs, the Midwest experienced significant growth for its emerging tech hubs in Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh (to name a few). 



the amount of VC funding Ohio surpassed in 2021, its highest year for VC far.


how much VC funding in Michigan has grown in the last five years.


the increase in online searches for remote jobs in the last 2 years.


VC-backed startups in the Midwest region — and counting!