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gBETA Musictech Accelerator’s Detroit Applications Due September 8

DETROIT – gBETA, a free pre-accelerator program offered in Detroit since 2017, will operate a cohort this fall focused on musictech and entertainment startups. Applications are currently being accepted from any startup building music- or entertainment-related products, services or content. But the deadline to apply is Sept. 8.  Unlike the industry-agnostic program gBETA has previously

By |2019-09-05T20:15:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Ready To Grow Your Business?

DETROIT - Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness presented by TechTown, Design Core Detroit and the Detroit Development Fund. Deadline to apply is Sept. 6.  Classes are 8:30am - 12:00pm every Monday from September 30 - October 28. Topics covered are as follows: September 30

By |2019-08-24T12:08:32-04:00August 24th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Study: Emotional Exhaustion Takes A Toll On Entrepreneurial Ventures

MUNCIE, Indiana - Emotional exhaustion caused by role ambiguity and work-family conflicts can lead many entrepreneurs to leave or close their companies, even when the ventures are profitable, says a Ball State University researcher. “Every founder or owner has to exit the business eventually, but the tipping point occurs when emotional exhaustion is simply too

By |2019-08-20T20:10:00-04:00August 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Report: 30 Percent Of Workers leave Jobs That Do Not Offer Flexible Options

BOULDER, CO. - 30 percent of workers have reported leaving a job because it did not offer flexible work options, 16 percent are currently looking for a new job specifically because of work flexibility issues, a new report contends. With this insight, it’s not surprising, the report said, that 80 percent also said they would

By |2019-08-20T20:10:00-04:00August 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Report: Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Has 37 Venture-Backed Startups

ANN ARBOR – A new report shows there are 37 venture-backed startups in Detroit’s growing startup community, a 54 percent increase in the last five years. These findings come from EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. “EntryPoint has diligently surveyed

By |2019-08-08T17:18:13-04:00August 8th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Report: Detroit Job Seekers Living In Poverty Face Multiple Employment Barriers

DETROIT - A new report finds the referral network for job seekers living in poverty and facing multiple barriers to employment in the City of Detroit extends beyond traditional workforce development activities. Nearly 260 workforce and related service providers were identified as part of the referral network and approximately half provide some combination of temporary

By |2019-08-08T16:25:30-04:00August 8th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Detroit-Based Online Plant Store Bloomscape Raises $7.5 Million In Venture Capital

DETROIT—Bloomscape, a direct-to-consumer plant company based in downtown Detroit, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding. Washington, D.C.-based Revolution Ventures led the round with participation from New York City-based Endeavor Global Inc., along with existing investors, and consumer brand founders including Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger, Away co-founder Jen Rubio, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, Harry’s co-founder

By |2019-08-04T17:20:53-04:00August 4th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

Pitch Club Michigan Offers Mobility Contest: Deadline To Apply July 28

DETROIT - Pitch Club Michigan is excited to announce a special Mobility themed event, happening August 14th during the Woodward Dream Cruise week. Deadline for startups to apply is Sunday July 28. IGNITE MOBILITY PITCH CLUB is a showcase recognizing the top startups working on emerging and innovative mobility technologies in autonomous, multi-transit, and electric vehicle

By |2019-07-26T13:25:03-04:00July 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Mobile MI, Mobility|

$100,000 Hatch Detroit Workshop Set For Bamboo Detroit Tonight

DETROIT - The $100,000 Hatch Detroit competition is hosting a workshop tonight starting at 6 pm at Bamboo Detroit, where interested applicants can learn more about the contest, receive feedback on their application, and spend some one-on-one time with business experts to get critical advice on starting a business in the Motor City. Details are

By |2019-07-23T11:07:39-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Applications Open For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Applications are will now be accepted to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures. The 10th annual pitch competition on November 13 will be held at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. Semi-finalists will pitch their ideas to seasoned judges. “We are thrilled to reach such

By |2019-07-15T09:20:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|