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4 Things Startups Need to Remember on the Road to Success

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

We’ve all heard of “foolproof ideas” and “sketches” that’ll magically kickstart your startup. How substantial are these philosophies? In the tech startup business, everyone has hit some bumps on the road to success, only to learn from the mistakes and not delve into …

Ecosystems

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Cost of Living Isn’t the Only Thing Attracting Startups to Detroit

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Detroit has seen a rejuvenation in their entrepreneurial community since the recession and has become an attractive place for startups to build their business. While Detroit’s primary industry is automotive, the city is surrounded by innovation changing the transportation, …

Events

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Huge Investments, Josh Linkner, and Everything Else You Missed at Detroit Startup Week

By | May 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

There was no shortage of entrepreneurial talent at Detroit Startup Week powered by Chase for Business this week. Attendees were treated to informative talks, meaningful discussions, and enough startup expertise to fill the massive Masonic Temple where the event took place. With …

Entrepreneur

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Josh Linkner on What It Takes to Build Something Successful

By | May 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The pursuit of success is a staple of the startup world. Every founder, every investor, and even every employee is doing everything they can to get a taste of the top. Working 80 hour weeks, tapping networks, and attending events like Detroit Startup Week…

Incubators

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8 Michigan Incubators That Startups Need to Know

By | May 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the automotive hub of America, there is a post-recession comeback story in the state of Michigan with a fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. These incubators and accelerators spread throughout the state offer programs and support to budding founders and teams looking to …

Ecosystems

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $150 Million in Detroit for Economic Recovery

By | May 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Despite being a historical economic powerhouse, Detroit has undeniably fallen on hard times. However, with innovative entrepreneurs making moves and an economy that is ready to reclaim its former glory, the Motor City is poised for an impressive resurgence. And if you need …

Conferences

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20 Startups Set to Showcase at North American International Auto Show

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

With their pedal to the metal, the automotive industry is working to bring consumers the latest technology to their driving experience and looking to startups for solutions. Coming this January, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most prestigious auto …

Marketing

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How to Close Deals Using a Field Sales Approach

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Today’s sales cycle is dominated by the use of online tools. But if you’re not getting the traction you need, going into the field is a great way to get to know your customer. The Varsity News Network (VNN) didn’t initially plan on building a…

Startups & Apps

Detroit

Startup, Protection, Finally Offers Alternative to Phone Insurance

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 11:45 am

When you buy a phone, you may unwittingly or unknowingly be getting an phone insurance plan tacked on. Unless you’re a careful reader of your monthly bill, you may not be aware of this. In my case I was repeatedly signed up for –…

Ecosystems

Detroit

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…

Events

Detroit

A Look at Detroit Startup Week 2016 [PHOTOS]

By | May 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

With Detroit Startup Week winding down, entrepreneurs, investors, industry giants and Detroit representatives are abuzz with hope for the previously collapsed Motor City economy. Not only have startups and corporations come out to show support for the people in this town, but …

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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…

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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…

Ecosystems

Detroit

Detroit Pushes Towards Recovery with Growing Entrepreneur Ecosystem

By | May 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm

It’s no secret that Detroit has fallen on tough times. In 2013, Detroit become the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy, confirming what the nation already knew: the manufacturing powerhouse’s best days were behind it. Fortunately, there has been an …