Cyndi Lareau is founder of CupofZup, an Internet newsletter start-up based in Detroit.
Tom Nixon is the founder of LV8 Communications, a public relations company based in Grosse Pointe.
Stephen Koons is the president & CEO of Trubiquity, a company based in Troy.
Jay Rayford is the founder of RepYourCity.com, an online start-up based in Detroit.
William Elias is the CEO & founder of Elias Realty, a growing real-estate firm based in Livonia.