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Walter Landberg

Private school, public issues: A conversation with Walter Landberg

Common Core, economic disparity, access to learning, the future of the American education system has been debated at just about every level of society. Public schools are typically the focus. But what about private or independent schools? Where do they fit into the conversation? 

Paul Riser, director of technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown

Innovation district has the potential to "supercharge" Detroit's economy

The Brookings Institute has identified areas that contain concentrations of universities, research institutions, and companies as "innovation districts," or places that "supercharge the economy." Many believe Midtown Detroit could be that kind of place -- a nexus of innovative thinking and commercial development for the entire region.

Inaugural Cross Stitch Creative class

College for Creative Studies and Mars Agency collaborate on unique program for design students

The Cross Stitch Creative program gives College for Creative Studies design students first-hand experience in working for and learning from an industry-leading shopper marketing agency. But that's not the end of the story. 

Nancy Shore with some Zipcar's at the Library Lot

How Ann Arbor public transit fits into the new shared-mobility network

Uber, bikesharing and Zipcar are the newest pieces in our local transportation puzzle. So what does that mean for Ann Arbor's public transit system? Concentrate digs in.  

Dr. Tonya Matthews

Opinion: How to combat bias in STEM

Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, writes about what we can do to resist bias against girls in science education and hiring.
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Stories from the new economy: Blackstone Launchpad

The Blackstone Launchpad at Wayne State University helps students launch companies around their ideas.
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Seeing is believing spurs growth for Court Innovations

Seeing is believing spurs growth for Court Innovations

City: Ann Arbor
"As soon as they see it operating they see the value in it," says MJ Cartwright, CEO of Court Innovations. "They really get it and want to start using it."
Word of mouth sends InfoReady to 1,000 percent growth over five years

Word of mouth sends InfoReady to 1,000 percent growth over five years

City: Ann Arbor
The fifth-year anniversary is a big one for InfoReady. It's the year the Ann Arbor-based software startup crossed 1,000 percent growth on the strength of word-of-mouth marketing from its customers. That win is why InfoReady is one of the Gazelle 100, a year-long exploration of the fastest-growing startups in Metro Detroit as part of SEMichiganStartup's Year of the Gazelle series.
Jack Bidlack on turning at-risk youth on to a career in tech

Jack Bidlack on turning at-risk youth on to a career in tech

City: Ypsilanti
Pointing at-risk youth in a positive direction is hard enough, but getting them to move toward a career in tech? Jack Bidlack of The Business Side of Youth in Ypsilanti explains how his program is doing both of those things.
Jason Kapica on targeting the best market for expansion

Jason Kapica on targeting the best market for expansion

City: Ann Arbor
Finding the next best market to expand online event parking startup Park N Party isn't as simple as randomly picking a Big Ten school and setting up shop. Park n Party co-founder Jason Kapica explains how he grows the reach of his Ann Arbor-based firm.
Marcus Perez

Marcus Perez

Marcus Perez is the co-founder and managing partner of MSquared, a consulting startup based in Detroit.
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