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Jonathon Ellison

At 34, Jonathon Ellison, is a master electrician and a licensed electrical contractor. His company J. E. Electric  is located on 6513 John R in Detroit. In this interview he talks about how he started his own business and what the city of Detroit and the state must do to encourage entrepreneurship. 

Questions with Jonathon Ellison

Company:
J. E. Electric

Omar Hernandez

Omar Hernandez is a recognized entrepreneur, founder of Mexicantown Bakery.  The bakery is located in the restored 1894 Odd Fellows Hall, just across from Clark Park.  Omar comes from a family of successful business owners, the Hernandez family, owners of Armando's restaurant, also located in the heart of Mexicantown in Detroit.

Questions with Omar Hernandez

Mostansar Virk

Mostansar Virk is the founder of EPIC Translations, a translation firm based in Farmington Hills.

Questions with Mostansar Virk

B.J. Chang, Ph.D.

SurgiTel is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was founded in 1992 as a branch of General Scientific Corporation. With a history in optics extending back to the 1930s, SurgiTel is the first optical equipment company to develop products for medical and dental specialists that focus not only on vision but also on ergonomics. Their patented designs have already helped clinicians in over 40 countries to see, feel and work their best. And, one customer at a time, SurgiTel's vision is to become the global leader in surgical loupes and headlight technology.

Questions with B.J. Chang, Ph.D.

Company:
SurgiTel

Jae Jung

Global Link is a focused organization providing innovative value solutions and growth opportunities through design, manufacturing, and project management. Global Link offers the complete process of manufacturing and supply of high quality and low cost automotive, industrial, and electronic materials, components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies.

Questions with Jae Jung

Company:
Global Link LLC

LaKeyla McCaskey

LaKeyla McCaskey, owner of Gemini II Marketing & Promotions, a company specializing in campaign, event, and promotional planning and marketing, believes Detroit is one is fertile for entrepreneurship and full of opportunity, saying "Detroit is a jewel and some people just don't know it."

Questions with LaKeyla McCaskey

Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant is the founder of Your Date Your Way, an online dating and event service based in Farmington Hills.

Questions with Tatiana Grant

David Lin

David Lin is the co-founder of Molocard.com, an Ann Arbor-based start-up developing a smart phone app that keeps track of retailer reward points.

Questions with David Lin

Company:
Molocard

Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant, CEO and founder of Infused PR & Events is one of the young entrepreneurs in metro Detroit to watch. A self-starter her business extends beyond the confines of Detroit.  

Questions with Tatiana Grant

Patrick Peteet

Peteet's Famous Cheesecake produces gourmet cheesecakes, each made entirely from scratch, by hand, and from the very freshest, all natural, premium ingredients. The result is rich and creamy, flavorful, irresistible signature two layer cheesecakes.
Patrick Peteet is one of the co-owners of Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes in Oak Park. In this interview Peteet explains the key to succeeding as an entrepreneur saying believing in oneself is key. 

Questions with Patrick Peteet

Luke Song

Luke Song is a designer and owner of Mr. Song Millinery, a designer of women's hats and headwear.

Questions with Luke Song

Rangarajan Tirumala

Rangarajan Tirumala is the founder of Rolling Edge, a business consultancy based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Rangarajan Tirumala

Company:
Rolling Edge

Sunil Agrawal

Sunil Agrawal is the president of NOVA Consultants, an alternative energy engineering firm based in Novi.

Questions with Sunil Agrawal

Company:
Nuspire

Bhargav Sri Prakash

Bhargav Sri Prakash is the CEO of CADcorporation.com, a tech design firm based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Bhargav Sri Prakash

Company:
CADcorporation

Ken "Blanks" Harrell

Ken "Blanks" Harrell is the founder of Ask Blanks!, a marketing and consulting firm based in downtown Detroit.

Questions with Ken "Blanks" Harrell

Company:
Ask Blanks!

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