Here Are the 17 Detroit Startups You Need to Know About

May 23, 2016

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 are up to in-person. They are looking for investors; they are searching for customers; and they hope to make an impression on the Michigan city before the end of the week.

For five days, entrepreneurs, investors, founders and industry giant will attend conferences, fireside chats and networking events to further improve the local ecosystem in Detroit. Notable speakers include Bill Ford (Ford Motors), Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase & Co.) and Mike Duggan (Mayor of Detroit). Plus, with the excitement of a full week of startup-focused engagement, there will entrepreneurialism in the air in the Motor City.

We took a look at some of the Detroit startups that are garnering a lot of attention, as well as ones that have gained a significant amount of funding. All of these Detroit startups are poised to make a mark in their respective industries. Be sure to check them out below:

Check Out These Detroit Startups On Their Websites




Lunar Labs





Elegus Technologies



Grand Circus







This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe.CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and services. Find business news, stories, insights and expert tips all in one place at

Photo: Flickr / Mike Boening Photography

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at

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