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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FUNKY SUNDAY NIGHT: We Almost Lost Detroit by Gil Scott-Heron.

Mark Birch

FUNKY SUNDAY NIGHT: We Almost Lost Detroit by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Been getting into the Gil Scott-Heron recording history this weekend. This tune is so smooth, you would have no idea it was about a meltdown at a nuclear reactor near Detroit back in 1966 if you were not really listening to the lyrics. Gil Scott-Heron Brian Jackson We Almost Lost Detroit funk jazz Detroit

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?

How Two Fraternity Brothers Are Putting Detroit Back to Work

Inc Startups

The co-founders designed a technology platform to connect skilled labor to construction firms across the city. 30 Under 30

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.

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.

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

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

Why I Left Detroit

Inc Startups

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

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Why Women in Tech Should Move to Detroit

Inc Startups

Pay equity for women in tech varies hugely across the country

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

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

As a Teen in Detroit, He Was Just Trying to Stay Alive. Now He's the CEO of One of the Hottest Companies in the $700 Million eSports Industry

Inc Startups

This fall, video games will be an official high school sport. Delane Parnell's startup is helping make it happen. Innovate

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

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.

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?

Dixon tries for sweep of IndyCar races in Detroit

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — Scott Dixon will try for a sweep of this weekend's two IndyCar races in Detroit

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

3 Must-Dos For Managing Employees Across the Globe

Inc Startups

From Dubai to Detroit, Tel Aviv to Toronto. Productivity

Detroit museum opening 2 painting exhibitions on same date

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts plans to open two painting exhibitions on the same date

Here's a Career Limiting Move: A Top GM Exec Just Crashed a Pace Car on National TV

Inc Startups

General Motors executive crashes $120,000 Corvette pace car at IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix.

mHealth is Booming – What to Expect in 2013

VC Cafe

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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)

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

Bio Roundup: Trump, Gottlieb, Gene Therapy Prices, IPO Hopes & More

Austin Startup

Welcome to the new year. What will it bring? Hopefully a lot less hatred, greed, stupidity, and angst than 2017. But we’re not holding our breath. We emerged from the winter break pondering several of the year’s burning biopharma questions, including the volatility of the U.S. president and what it means for the biopharmaceutical business, a frequent target of his scattershot rants.

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)

Where Sheryl Sandberg is Looking to Find The Next Generation of Tech Superstars

Inc Startups

Facebook eyes Detroit for a tech future that includes diversity, inclusion and opportunity. Hot Spots

This Startup is Tackling the Luxury Market In a Surprising City (and Winning)

Inc Startups

Think Detroit can't dish out luxury? Jewel begs to differ. Innovate

What Golden Tate Is Working on off the Football Field

Inc Startups

The Detroit Lions wide receiver opens up about his investments and preparation for life after football. Money