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Glynn Washington to host first-ever Startup Story Night

Glynn Washington’s life makes for quite the story. He escaped an apocalyptic religious cult, earned his law degree, has lived all over the world, and has served as a political strategist, educator, diplomat, nonprofit director, actor, musician and artist.  

Atwater

5 keys to business growth with Atwater Brewery's Mark Rieth


Starlett Simmons (right) of Five Star Cake Co. with her daughter, Kai Taalib

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first

Despite all the time required to start and run a business, mother entrepreneurs often do so because it allows them the flexibility to be close to their family. 

From left: Chris George, John Haji, Paul Chambers of Gentleman's Box

Michigan subscription boxes aim to disrupt retail market


Erin Cole, co-owner of Nurturing Our Seeds, with her two children, Oshun and Asa

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Finding strength in overcoming bias

Women and minority entrepreneurs face an unfortunate amount of bias as business owners. But in the second part of our three part series on mother entrepreneurs, Melinda Clynes discovers the strength that comes from pushing through those biases. 
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Southeast Michigan Region

Brian Cook

Brian Cook

City: Ann Arbor
Brian Cook is the founder of MGoBlog, an Internet publication that specializes in covering sports at the University of Michigan. It is based in Ann Arbor.
Oliver Baer

Oliver Baer

City: Detroit
Oliver Baer is the president and co-founder of Clean Emission Fluids, a clean-tech firm based in Detroit's TechTown incubator.
Andrew Androff

Andrew Androff

City: Detroit
Andrew Androff is the co-owner of Professional Movers.com, a moving company based in Walled Lake.
William Elias

William Elias

City: Livonia
William Elias is the CEO & founder of Elias Realty, a growing real-estate firm based in Livonia.
Marianne Burrows

Marianne Burrows

City: Hamtramck
Marianne Burrows is the co-founder of Urban Fable Studios, an artist enclave in Hamtramck.
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