Jason Returns to the 313 for Startup Grind Detroit on April 5th

Feld Thoughts

As many of you know, my partner Jason is from Detroit. He’s going back home for a special event and I encourage anyone near Detroit to go hang with him. Jason is returning to Detroit to sprinkle some of the wisdom he has learned along the way with the Detroitpreur startup community at Bamboo Detroit on April 5th from 6-8 pm. The Detroit chapter has recently been reignited by Ben Seidman and Dwain Watkins, the co-organizers, who breathed new life into the program.

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Detroit Free Press Marathon

Feld Thoughts

On Sunday, I finished the Detroit Marathon in 4:41:39. They ran with me in Detroit and it was super helpful to have them. The most exciting thing for me about the Detroit Marathon was that my partner Jason Mendelson completed his first marathon! We had a big party – Becky Cooper and Jill Spruiel from Foundry Group also ran Detroit, as did Andrew Tschesnok of Organic Motion, my long time friend Warren Katz (this is his second marathon), and a few other friends.

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The Foundry Group Detroit House

Feld Thoughts

In an effort to buy real estate in burgeoning startup communities around the United States while more deeply engaging in the startup community, my partners and I have bought a house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood in Detroit. Jason Mendelson grew up in Detroit so this is a nice homecoming for him. This time the four of our bought the house together (personally, not with our fund) and are providing it to Techstars teams in the Techstars Mobility program which is based in Detroit.

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Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

I’m fascinated with Detroit. When I was there in October 2012 with my partners Ryan and Jason to run the Detroit Marathon we talked about the idea of getting more involved there in some way. Jason grew up in Detroit and has lots of stories there. Since we were there, I’ve read a few books on Detroit and many articles that popped up about it’s downfall along with some of the entrepreneurial activities trying to revive the city.

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Detroit Soup — Serving Hope & Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Amy Kaherl is the Director/Facilitator of Detroit Soup. I found it last night on NBC Nightly News, an inspirational story about Detroit Soup. . Here’s the concept: Detroit Soup is a monthly dinner to fund creative and entrepreneurial projects.

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Zeller out again for Hornets against Detroit

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Cody Zeller of the Charlotte Hornets is not playing Thursday night at Detroit AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)

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How Silicon Valley Is Turning Itself Into Detroit

Inc Startups

Huge campuses like Apple's new headquarters will be abandoned wastelands in the not-too-distant future. Innovate

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Flight delayed after vehicle bumps plane at Detroit airport

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Officials say passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport were delayed after a vehicle that helps aircraft back out of the gate bumped a plane ROMULUS, Mich. (AP)

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Detroit Apparel Company Catches Tigers James McCann As Early Endorser

Inc Startups

Detroit-based sweat-wicking button down shirt company earns the endorsement of a professional baseball player within 6 months of launch

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N. Carolina murder suspect caught at Detroit-Canada border

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — A man wanted in a fatal shooting in North Carolina has been captured in Detroit after he was denied entry to Canada

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New "Challenge" for Detroit

Inc Startups

Can paying recent graduates to work and play in Detroit infuse the city with extra creativity? Challenge Detroit is banking on it. That's what new initiative Challenge Detroit is betting on. But why would anyone sign up to move to Detroit?

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Detroit's Education Edge

Inc Startups

Nicole Carter breaks down Detroit's entrepreneurial education system. There are well-known firms, such as Detroit Venture Partners, which counts entrepreneurial celebrities Josh Linker and Dan Gilbert on its team, to smaller seed-stage firms, such as 313 Ventures. (Yes, really.)

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Entrepreneurship's Greatest Challenge: Rebuild Detroit

Inc Startups

Lots of rust belt cities boast of a burgeoning start-up economy, but entrepreneurship may face its greatest test in Detroit. Start-ups are growing, what with cheap downtown office space, abundant talent, and "Made in Detroit" grit. and Chicago to return home to Detroit.

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Elon Musk Needs to Find the Sweet Spot Between Silicon Valley's Instant Iterations and Detroit's 10-Year Product Cycles

Inc Startups

Tesla brought some much-needed Silicon Valley-style speed to the auto business. As it ramps up production, the company may be finding the limits of that strategy. Innovate

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Inside Detroit's Start-up Culture

Inc Startups

Detroit's start-up scene may be as young and zealous as the start-ups that comprise it, but make no mistake, the city has a deep-rooted, roll-up-your-sleeves culture that has shaped its entrepreneurs from day one. There's a movement to get people to move to Detroit.

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ServiceGuy’s Detroit Numbers Changing

Texas Startup Blog

If you are a service provider signed up on ServiceGuy in Detroit you likely get calls for ABC Storage. We considered post a few of them, but decided to just change the number in Detroit instead. So the numbers for Detroit are changing, please The calls are absolutely hilarious (sorry).

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Detroit Lions reach deal with rookie Laken Tomlinson

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have reached a four-year contract agreement with offensive guard Laken Tomlinson, the team's first-round draft pick from Duke

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Why I Left Detroit

Inc Startups

Chicago is a hotbed of opportunities for young entrepreneurs like Greg Pekarsky

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5 Creativity Lessons From Detroit's Crazy Arts Scene

Inc Startups

Detroit has always been a hub for public art, but lately, the city's creativity is off the charts. Here's what you can learn from it

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Silicon Valley? No, Thanks. I Prefer Detroit

Inc Startups

When tech entrepreneur Bob Marsh founded his company LevelEleven , which helps businesses to boost their sales using game-inspired incentives for employees, he faced a tough decision: stick to his Detroit roots, or move to a tech hub like Silicon Valley.

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Houston Investor Murthy Reflects on Tech’s High & Low Points in 2017

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A series of events this year—from the Equifax data breach to the foreign use of social media to influence the U.S. presidential election—has prompted some to question the utopian promise of innovation, especially when it comes to Web companies and cybersecurity.

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The 5 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Detroit

Inc Startups

These companies, both old and new, are helping develop Detroit''s reputation as a successful American business hub

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Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — A man accused of planting a bomb outside of a Detroit federal building four years ago may never stand trial despite extraordinary efforts to improve his mental health

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UNC faces Rutgers in Detroit's 1st Quick Lane Bowl

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — With the NFL''s Lions taking over Detroit''s bowl game, the city was able to upgrade its conference matchup, going from a top Mid-American Conference team and an at-large berth to a Big T

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Why Women in Tech Should Move to Detroit

Inc Startups

Pay equity for women in tech varies hugely across the country

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Rutgers heading to Detroit for Quick Lane Bowl

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Rutgers has accepted a bid to play North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on Dec. PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)

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Why Detroit's Plea for Immigrant Workers Could Signal National Reform

Inc Startups

Immigration reform may have stalled in Congress, but Detroit has its own plan to get things moving. Detroit, which blossomed after World War II, has seen its population plummet by nearly half in the intervening years to about 700,000.

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Runway closed at Detroit airport after tires burst

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been temporarily closed after two tires burst on a plane after it landed ROMULUS, Mich. (AP)

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In Detroit, Start-Ups Fill Void Left by Automakers

Inc Startups

Detroit's start-up boom continues, as new businesses reclaim empty auto factories. According to a new report in USA Today, at least a few Detroit start-ups have moved into empty, shut-down auto factories.

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Jonathon Triest of Ludlow Ventures: “VC Done Right” (and in Detroit)

Hunter Walker

You meet interesting people backstage at conferences and in 2013 that included Jonathon Triest who started Detroit-based Ludlow Ventures. HW: Sooooo Detroit VC scene. We moved our offices to Downtown Detroit nearly three years ago and the transformation has been spectacular.

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Detroit VC: Why Bankruptcy Is Great For Us

Inc Startups

Josh Linkner, founder of Detroit Venture Partners, says filing for Chapter 9 is necessary for Detroit. Detroit has seen better days. So if you think the city''s bankruptcy makes Detroit a bad place to start and run a business--you''d be forgiven.

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What Does a Patent Office Mean For Detroit?

Inc Startups

Here's what it means for Detroit. After an extensive search for its location, the USPTO found, what it believed, to be the best city to house its new patent office: Detroit. There's no denying that Detroit has fallen on hard times.

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Detroit's Shinola: Where Design Hustles Harder

Inc Startups

Shinola Creative Director Daniel Caudill shares how the watchmaker''s creative philosophy drives the company''s mission to associate quality with American manufacturing

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Hurricanes activate D Murphy, lose Frk to Detroit on waivers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated defenseman Ryan Murphy from injured reserve and say forward Martin Frk has been lost to a waiver claim

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Hurricanes claim Frk off waivers from Detroit, sign Nakladal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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Detroit Windsor Tunnel Interview – How Do Market the Only Way to Cross the Border Under Water Without Getting Wet?

Rembrandt Communications

If so, you may want to check out the Detroit Windsor Tunnel and my StartupNation interview with Carolyn Brown, the DWT Executive Vice President, at [link] You see, The Detroit Windsor Tunnel is one of the great, engineering marvels of the world and is the only “vehicular international subaqueous [.]. Are You Traveling This Holiday Weekend?

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Detroit's One-Stop Shop for All Things Supernatural

Inc Startups

Tarot and Tea is helping to revitalize its neighborhood by offering card readings, astrology readings, and even spiritual cleansing for homes and offices

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Here are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Detroit

Inc Startups

A city famous for music and automobiles is gaining attention for its thriving business climate

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Detroit's Green Garage: Not Your Average Start-Up Incubator

Inc Startups

Amid Detroit's dilapidated warehouses--reminders of an automobile industry that once thrived--a new seed has been planted: start-up incubator the Green Garage. This incubator aims to cultivate start-ups' business ideas carefully. and for as long as it takes.

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Why Silicon Valley and Detroit Can't Agree About Self-Driving Cars

Inc Startups

Tech companies and the auto industry have to find middle ground eventually

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