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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

Simon Yi

The owner of Sushi House, Simon Yi arrived to Metro Detroit about 10 years ago, his second destination in the US after immigrating to California from Korea. With a special sushi menu, his business has been growing rapidly. He is expanding to open another business next door, called Tofu House. 

Questions with Simon Yi

Raili Kerppola

Raili Kerppola is the co-founder of ONL Therapeutics, a University of Michigan spin-out based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Raili Kerppola

Mostansar Virk

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

Questions with Mostansar Virk

Nawal Motawi

Nawal Motawi is the president & CEO of Motawi Tileworks, a craftsman tile maker based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Nawal Motawi

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

Anthony Youn, MD, FACS

Dr. Anthony Youn is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who focuses on cosmetic surgery.  He has been featured on numerous entertainment and news television shows, print media publications, has authored and co-authored multiple manuscripts on plastic surgery, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Plastic Surgery Products Magazine.

Questions with Anthony Youn, MD, FACS

Company:
Youn Plastic Surgery

College:
Kalamazoo College

High School:
Greenville Senior High School

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

David Friedman

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions is one of the Midwest's largest locally owned and operated commercial real estate organizations. Friedman represents banks, special services, institutions, property owners, national and regional retailers, and commercial tenants in every size range. 

Questions with David Friedman

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

Rifino Valentine

Rifino Valentine is the president & founder of Valentine Vodka, a craft distillery based in Ferndale.

Questions with Rifino Valentine

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

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