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Castle's cofounders renovating their house in Detroit

Tech startup finds creative solution to living and working in two different cities

Many startups find Silicon Valley oversaturated and are seeking opportunities in cities with nascent tech scenes. Castle, a property management tech company, is doing just that in Detroit.

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.

Barbara Ciaramitaro, lead professor of IT and cyber security at Walsh College in Troy

Michigan colleges lead the pack in cyber security education

Five Michigan colleges have received the National Security Agency's highest designation for their cyber security curricula.

An Offworld Arcade pop-up at Checker Bar

Gaming goes Offworld in Detroit

Don Behm started his vintage arcade business, Offworld, by tinkering with classic games in his garage. 

Jon Oberheide and Dug Song of Duo Security

Bigger partners, bigger risks: The cybersecurity challenges of scaling a startup

Expanding to work with larger partners or clients is exciting for any small business. But it also brings with it some significant new risks in terms of cybersecurity.
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Skye Durrant discusses his aspirations to make LawnGuru the Uber of landscaping and snowplowing

Skye Durrant discusses his aspirations to make LawnGuru the Uber of landscaping and snowplowing

City: Wixom
“Brandon and I started cutting lawns together in high school,” Durrant says. “We turned a tiny lawncare company into a multi-million-dollar business.” What gives the Wixom-based startup an edge is its participation in the 500 Startups accelerator program in Silicon Valley.
Ambassador kicks growth into hyperdrive with VC round

Ambassador kicks growth into hyperdrive with VC round

City: Royal Oak
"It's super important to go as fast as possible when you know you’re facing the right direction," says Jeff Epstein, founder & CEO of Ambassador. "However, going really fast in the wrong direction can kill you."
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.
Castle explains how it got into Y Combinator

Castle explains how it got into Y Combinator

City: Detroit
There is a glut of startup accelerators out there, but the guys behind the property management startup Castle got into the most prestigious one around, Y Combinator. The Detroit-based startup's team tells how it shot the moon and got in.
Great outdoors leads Carbon Media Group to big things

Great outdoors leads Carbon Media Group to big things

City: Bingham Farms
"The over-arching theme is we represent the outdoors," says Hyaat Chaudhary, CEO of Carbon Media Group. "Our customers are outdoor enthusiasts. ... That's our sandbox."
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