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Better together: How Metro Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtured Drought Juice

This is the story of four sisters, four juice bars, and how Metro Detroit's startup support network helped grow a mini-empire.

Lana Rodriguez, owner of Mama Coo's Boutique

Finding resources faster: Detroit's rich and expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem

There's an incredible number of resources available for a budding entrepreneur in Detroit. Patrick Dunn surveys our entrepreneurial ecosystem to find out where those resources are and how to access them. 


Ellis Island Tea

As Ellis Island Tea grows, founder Nailah Ellis-Brown makes hiring local a priority

"As we expand and our production increases, my goal is to lower the unemployment rate in Michigan. I can do that by hiring and putting people on the line."

Clinc founder Jason Mars

Look out, Siri: This Ann Arbor startup is revolutionizing artificial intelligence

We've all had those moments of frustration yelling at the finicky AI assistants on our phones. A forward-thinking group of Ann Arbor computer whizzes is out to change that.

HopCat founder Mark Sellers

Founder Mark Sellers: HopCat is the "anti-chain chain"

HopCat's success stems from defying many traditional restaurant norms, says founder Mark Sellers.

Flash Delivery

Founders of Detroit's Flash Delivery keep their plates full

When entrepreneurs recognize just how well their skills complement each other, there’s no limit to their potential for success. Into their third year together, Ericka Billingslea and Tatiana Grant are feeding Detroit by growing Flash Delivery at a steady pace. 

Carla Walker-Miller, president and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services

Success beyond startup: Walker-Miller invests in energy, diversity

By definition, startups have to start somewhere. But in order to really gain traction, small businesses must reach “second level” to create jobs and contribute to the economy on a bigger scale.



The Allmemdinger Building

From Allmendinger to Duo Security: Ann Arbor is defined by its brightest businesses

In the late 19th Century, Ann Arbor made its name with organs and pianos. Today, cyber security is part of its claim to fame. Though more than a century separates the Allmendinger Organ Company from Duo Security, the two companies have more in common than meets the eye.

Paxahau today (left to right): Sam Fotias, Jason Clark, Chuck Flask, and Jason Huvaere

Constant 'Movement': 10 years managing one of the world's largest electronic music festivals

In 2006, Detroit's renowned electronic music festival nearly disappeared for good. That is, until Paxahau took on the challenge of running it. 10 years later and the festival is as strong as ever.

Castle's cofounders renovating their house in Detroit

Tech startup finds creative solution to living and working in two different cities

Many startups find Silicon Valley oversaturated and are seeking opportunities in cities with nascent tech scenes. Castle, a property management tech company, is doing just that in Detroit.

Sean Ammirati

'The Science of Growth': Venture capitalist's new book studies why some startups change the world

Want to know why some companies fail and others flourish? A venture capitalist and former entrepreneur from Pittsburgh has a new book for you, and he’ll appear in Detroit this Thursday, April 28, to discuss his recent work.
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