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Monica Wheat
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Life of Purpose: Detroit’s Monica Wheat Strengthens Startup Ecosystem with Equality and Inclusion

A strategist, educator and venture developer, Southfield native Monica Wheat has dedicated her career to venture capital, but what truly sets her apart is her dedication to improving Detroit’s startup community and making it more inclusive to women and girls. When in high school, Wheat attended camps to learn about career options. That’s where she first...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Huntington Bank Announces Major Financing Initiative to Detroit Region (Episode 242)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses Huntington Bank's $1 billion commitment to minority-owned businesses in Detroit and Wayne County. Huntington just completed the acquisition of TCF Bank, making Huntington the 25th largest bank in the country with more than $170 billion in assets. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about what...
software startup unicorns
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What Do Software Startup Unicorns Like OneStream and StockX Have in Common?

OneStream and StockX are two of the most recent unicorns to emerge out of Detroit’s thriving startup ecosystem. OneStream provides B2B corporate performance management (CPM) software, while StockX offers resellers a marketplace to sell shoes, electronics and other products. Despite differences in their products and target audiences, the two companies likely followed similar intellectual property...
Floyd
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Sustainable Furniture Brand Floyd Raises $15 Million in Series B Funding

Based in Detroit, Floyd is a sustainable furniture startup founded by Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff. On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the company announced it raised a $15 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Walden Ventures with participation from Beringea, La-Z-Boy, 14w and JPMorgan Chase. This brings Floyd's total funding to $25...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Supports Detroit Businesses (Episode 217)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff chats with Jerome Brown, co-owner of Detroit Soul, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit program alumnus. Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation launched the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic growth by providing them with greater access to business education, financial...
StockX
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The Secret Behind Unicorn Success of StockX? Start Before You’re Ready

The following is excerpted from "Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results" by Josh Linkner, courtesy of Post Hill Press. When you think of the most influential leaders in the $366 billion global footwear industry, you probably imagine luxe designers such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, or Louis Vuitton. Or maybe you...
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Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

Ann Arbor is perfectly positioned to be one of the best cities for tech jobs. Not just in the Midwest, but in the country. It’s home to a world-class university, developing cutting edge research as well as top tech talent. It’s an affordable place to live, unlike coastal cities like San Francisco and New York. And...
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Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

It's a myth that only the top startups and the best startup jobs are in Silicon Valley or New York City. As a Midwest company built for Midwest startups, we know that’s just not true. In 2020, Glassdoor came out with a list of the top 25 U.S. Cities for jobs. And guess what—most of the cities...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Ranks No. 1 (Episode 116)

Airline passengers rank Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as the best mega airport in North America, according to a new study from J.D. Power. The 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power surveyed just over 32,000 U.S. and Canadian travelers focusing on six metrics, from airport accessibility to the baggage claim service....
StartupNation Radio feature
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Build it or Buy It: StartupNation Radio feat. Coretek Services and Metro Signs

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial  On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff is joined by frequent co-host, Norm Pappas, president and CEO of Pappas Financial. Together, they interview Ron Lisch and Paul Deters. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here First up, the two...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Detroit’s Own StockX is Booming (Episode 86)

On today's WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares the exciting news (initially reported in DBusiness magazine) that Detroit's own StockX is booming, despite most brands taking a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. StockX launched in 2016 and offers users the opportunity to buy and sell goods like sneakers, apparel, accessories and collectibles on its trading platform. As of...
detroit startup week recap
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Detroit Startup Week 2020: The Final Recap

Any entrepreneur hoping to start or grow a business could do worse than review the wealth of tips, lessons, encouragements, and examples offered last week during Detroit Startup Week. StartupNation · Detroit Startup Week 2020: The Final Recap Created and sponsored by Quicken Loans, Detroit Startup Week is an annual five-day celebration of all things...
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Detroit Startup Week: Thursday Recap

If Detroit Startup Week is demonstrating anything, it’s that the startup world is adapting to the new normal created by the coronavirus lockdowns. As they say in the theater, the show must go on, and Detroit Startup Week, a week-long virtual celebration of all things entrepreneurship, is offering a wealth of tips, training sessions, and...
inside michigan business
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Inside Michigan Business: Detroit Startup Week Edition

Inside Michigan Business is a new podcast co-hosted by veteran journalists John Gallagher and Jack Lessenberry. Through conversations with their guests, they explore a range of pressing issues for Michigan including entrepreneurialism, innovation, trade and technology. On this special Detroit Startup Week episode of Inside Michigan Business, Jack and John interview Pam Lewis, director of the New Economy Initiative, and...