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Ashley Woods

Why Startups Are Saying No To Silicon Valley | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare...

Dr. Sushi Rolls Onto Detroit's Upstart Scene

Ollie Honderd | Posted 04.29.2013 | Detroit
Ollie Honderd

Dr. Sushi is just one example on a growing list of nonprofits, renovation projects, and startups whose media buzz is beginning to compete with the persistent bad news surrounding Detroit's serious issues of crime, political corruption and financial ruin.

Tech Innovator: Don't Hoard Your Great Ideas

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.24.2013 | Detroit

Silicon Valley thinker Nir Eyal has his eyes on the future. Consultant, Stanford professor and founder of two tech companies, he's also the keynote sp...

TechTown at the Fringes

Jason Lorimer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

The TechTown neighborhood is a terrific Detroit asset, and it can be so much more. TechTown is a business incubator, and in order for it to thrive, we must focus on creating an environment where the area can grow organically out of existing assets.

Something Small Business Start-Ups Can Do To Increase Exposure

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 10.12.2012 | Detroit

Scrappy entrepreneurs looking for a little exposure should tune into PBS. The public television station's upcoming series "Start-Up" is searching for ...

Kirsten Ussery and Erica Boyd Have Detroit Vegan Soul

Posted 09.14.2012 | Detroit

You might think that soul food and vegan dishes exist on opposite sides of the dietary universe. After all, soul food is a traditional African-America...

TechTown Goes After Food Entrepreneurs

Model D | Posted 08.26.2012 | Detroit

Food is becoming increasingly important at TechTown these days now that the small business accelerator has launched a new program for food entrepreneu...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

And Startup Weekend Detroit's Winner Is.. | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Nathan Cahill put together the plan for LiveSnip, a web service that aims to manage peripatetic browsing habits, in just 54 hours over Star...

Geek Mansion: Tech Comes To Woodbridge

Model D | Posted 04.22.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's newest tech company is moving to the Motor City by renovating one of the city's Victorian gems. The co-owners of Icrontic, a website that co...

Build A Business In Three Days Or Less

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

A group of 110 techies, designers and other creative types will gather in downtown Detroit this weekend to prove their entrepreneurial mettle at the c...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Detroit's App Economy Grows | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

A study released Tuesday shows Detroit's job market got a boost from from an unlikely source: apps. TechNet, a bipartisan group that promotes poli...

Detroit's Year Of Tech Startups

The Huffington Post | Detroit Staff | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

At times it seems there's enough startup buzz in this town to power 12 of Dan Gilbert's M@dison buildings, but how does one sift through the business ...

Living at Home in the 6th Happiest City in the Nation

Leah Moss | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Leah Moss

Pop-up beer gardens, art galleries, and commonplace notions that public transportation should endure have all happened in Detroit recently. Quite frankly, none of these activities should be deemed as a monumental occurrence.

Why Detroit? Why Now?

Ned Staebler | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

I believe that this time is different. This time Detroit is on its way back. So, what makes me so optimistic? It's a combination of things, and that, in and of itself, is a good thing.