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Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes is one of the co-founders of Detroit Labs, a software firm specializing in mobile apps based in downtown Detroit.

Shena Penn

Shena Penn

Shena Penn is the founder of Pure Decontamination, a crime-scene clean-up business based in Detroit.

Pedro Guillen

Pedro Guillen

Pedro Guillen is the CEO of Detroit Materials, a startup that is commercializing an allow that would create a stronger and lighter steel.

Steve Balistreri

Steve Balistreri is the founder & CEO of DIYAutoFTW, a wiki-like website about automobile minutia. It is based in Detroit.


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ACCESS Growth Center assists immigrant entrepreneurs in making Metro Detroit more than a place of residence -- but rather a place they can call home.

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