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The most interesting billionaire in metro Detroit you've probably never heard of

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Manoj Bhargava, the billionaire behind 5-Hour Energy drinks who plans to give away 90 percent of his wealth and invest in new water and energy technologies.






Detroit Bikes offering limited-edition fixed-wheel bike exclusively through crowd funding campaign

The C-Type is available exclusively through Detroit Bikes' latest crowdfunding campaign.

Fighting tax foreclosure, Recovery Park, and more: October development news round-up

It's been another busy month for development news in the city of Detroit. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.

PawnGuru brings pawnshop business model into 21st Century

Many people see pawnshops as something that should be avoided. The guys behind PawnGuru see them as a big opportunity in the new economy.

Royal Oak tech firm Ambassador triples staff after raising $2.35 million

Ambassador landed a $2.35-million seed capital round last spring, moved to a bigger office in downtown Royal Oak, and has tripled its staff in less than a year.

Detroit dried milk manufacturer sees serious growth after expansion

Vern Dale Products, a 57-year-old company located on Detroit's west side, makes roller dried milk powder, which is primarily used by premium chocolate manufacturers.

Detroit City FC to kick off largest community-financed project in U.S. sports history

Detroit City FC is preparing to kick off what it's estimating to be the largest community-financed project in U.S. sports history, the renovation of its future home, Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.

Detroit urban ag startup raises edible insects

Detroit Ento is an Eastern Market-based startup that's turning locally sourced insects into food products.

Midtown salon shutters, pop-up hub to open in its place

A familiar business in Midtown's Cass Corridor is closing up shop and will be replaced by a pop-up boutique.

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