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Annalisa Esposito Bluhm with a Cadillac ELR Engineering Mule for Maven car sharing technology

The future of car technology isn't in Detroit or Silicon Valley. It's in Ann Arbor.

Detroit may be the Motor City, but Ann Arbor is becoming ground zero for the industry-disrupting wireless and autonomous innovations that will usher in the next generation of automobiles.

Global Detroit

Reshaping the Rust Belt through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

Mark Smith at the future incubator site

A plan to make Ann Arbor Michigan's startup city

To establish a true startup culture, Ann Arbor needs more than just a SPARK. It needs incubator, research and co-working spaces that can accommodate a growing and wide variety of needs and disciplines. Mark Smith hopes to address that with his ambitious plan to build an entrepreneurial campus on the outskirts of the city.

Henry Ford in his first concept car, the Quadricycle

Can Detroit re-revolutionize the auto industry, or is Elon Musk beating us to it?

You'd think it was 1893 all over again, when a veritable 'mobility startup scene' was heating up all over the country. But is Detroit missing out on the action this time?

Tom Kelly - Automation Alley, Director Of Entrepreneurship

OpEd: Startups should target customers before capital

Metro Detroit is not Silicon Valley, says Tom Kelly, Automation Alley's Director of Entrepreneurship. He argues that startups looking for investment need to be crafting their products and strategies around actual customer demand rather than speculative innovations.
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Automotive/Manufacturing

Coherix goes from surviving to thriving after Great Recession

Coherix goes from surviving to thriving after Great Recession

City: Ann Arbor
Dwight Carlson knows what it's like to be on top of the world one day and have the weight of the world crushing you the next. Now he and his startup, Coherix, are back on top as they make the most of a crisis.
Hans Steiner knows the secret to growing multiple revenue streams

Hans Steiner knows the secret to growing multiple revenue streams

City: Ann Arbor
Hans Steiner can remember when Caelynx didn't sell software. Now half of the engineering firm's revenue comes from software sales, and Steiner knows how to make that happen.
Steve Schwartz explains guiding a startup to acquisition

Steve Schwartz explains guiding a startup to acquisition

City: Ann Arbor
Carcode SMS went from meeting its future parent company to acquisition within a few months. Co-founder Steve Schwartz explains what made that process happen.
Steve Balistreri

Steve Balistreri

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

Zak Pashak

City: Detroit
Zak Pashak is the founder of Detroit Bikes, a Detroit-based startup that is making a classic American-style bicycle.
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