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The Back Office Studio Brings Cooperation Back to Michigan

By | May 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Cultivating a community of thinkers and doers has been proven to be the best way to create a successful startup ecosystem. But with Detroit’s lack of innovation since their financial collapse in 2013, cooperation amongst the entrepreneurs and existing companies has been difficult to…


How to Expand Opportunity Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

By | May 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Diversity can be difficult to find in the tech world. Unfortunately, the young white male stereotype has been patently proven to dominate this field. And while incubators and accelerators are persistently pursuing the cream of the crop, exclusionary tactics have seeped into the culture of…


You Are ‘Brave’ to Startup in Detroit, Says Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company

By | May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

In a filled theater in downtown Detroit, Bill Ford, Jr. – the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford – addressed a crowd of startup and tech enthusiasts to kickoff Detroit Startup Week. Ford, Jr. was welcomed by Detroit Mayor…

Startups & Apps

Here Are the 17 Detroit Startups You Need to Know About

By | May 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Whether you are looking for a carpooling alternative to Uber or a modern calendar platform to change the way you schedule meetings, Detroit has a startup for you. And thanks to Detroit Startup Week, you’ll be able to see what the city’s most successful startups…


Detroit Hosts Largest Inaugural Startup Week in History

By | May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Detroit is in the midst of a renaissance. It is a city that was once thriving and has seen more than its share of hard times in recent decades. But in the last few years it has become an opportunist’s dreamland. The hardworking backbone…


Grow Detroit Is Trying to Do Exactly That

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Some people see Detroit as a lost cause, while others see it as a land of opportunity. In a way it’s the modern American frontier. A fallen city that now holds nothing but possibility. Grow Detroit  believes the city has a lot to offer…


Detroit’s Build Institute Trains Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Build Institute – based in downtown Detroit – was birthed out of D:hive, a kind of welcome center for Detroit residents and visitors started in 2012. There, people could find resources that were not easily accessible by the city, such as information on…


Sidewalk Ventures Connects Small Businesses with Community Investors

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are a lot of businesses based in Detroit that are doing well believe it or not. But there’s many more that need some help. The businesses that rely on the city itself as a market are the ones in need of the most…


4 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit’s Rebuild

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In the 1980s, Detroit was at the peak of its suffering. Ongoing racial tension, political corruption, violent crime, and economic turmoil left the once-proud city in shambles. Today, however, Detroit is a brand-new place with a brand-new identity — and entrepreneurs can learn a…

Startups & Apps

You Don’t Have to be Rich to Collect Art

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a simple, but poignant statement from Kollecto‘s founder Tara Reed: “You don’t have to be rich to collect art.” She’s carried that philosophy with her since starting Kollecto up in Detroit as a way for people to buy art for their homes. It…


Techstars Mobility: Driving the Future of Detroit

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Techstars began in Boulder, CO in 2007, and since then the accelerator has effectively transformed the city into a booming tech hub. That is, as David Cohen firmly believes, Techstars has the power to transform a city. Back in December I wrote that Techstars…


Online Community Raises Over $210K for Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Imagine having to walk 21 miles to and from work in the cold, every day,  just to get to work.  That’s the life of James Robertson, a Detroit man, who won the hearts of hundreds of people on the internet, raising tens of thousands of dollars…


Redefining Detroit as the Startup Mobility Hub of the World

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

We recently wrote an accelerator report that featured Detroit as one of America’s cities most affected by accelerator presences. Ford Motor Company today announced that they’ll help contribute to the growth in the city by joining Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit….

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Detroit’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Detroit, the time has come for you to vote for your favorite startup! That’s right, we want to know which startup you think should represent the Motor City during Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate in Las Vegas. The winner is chosen based on your vote, so…