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.

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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How Silicon Valley Is Turning Itself Into Detroit

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

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.

The 5 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Detroit

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

Why Women in Tech Should Move to Detroit

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Pay equity for women in tech varies hugely across the country

Here are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Detroit

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

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.

Detroit's Education Edge

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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.)

Detroit Apparel Company Catches Tigers James McCann As Early Endorser

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

Silicon Valley? No, Thanks. I Prefer Detroit

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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.

What Does a Patent Office Mean For Detroit?

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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 One-Stop Shop for All Things Supernatural

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

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

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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 VC: Why Bankruptcy Is Great For Us

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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.

mHealth is Booming – What to Expect in 2013

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

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

Suspects in Asheville jewelry heist may be part of Detroit group, investigators say

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ASHVEVILLE (AP) — Federal authorities say a group of men arrested in an Asheville jewelry store robbery could be linked to a string of thefts

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.

Detroit's Shinola: Where Design Hustles Harder

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

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

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

Inside Detroit's Start-up Culture

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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.

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)

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

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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.

In Detroit, Start-Ups Fill Void Left by Automakers

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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.


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

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

25 Groundbreaking Companies to Watch in 2017

Inc Startups

They're growing food indoors without soil or sunlight, developing diamonds in a lab, and working on a way to get you from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes.

With Just 3 Words, Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert Stops a Mistake From Becoming a Nightmare

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Bedrock's ad said 'See Detroit like we do' and showed an all-white crowd. Then this happened.

White Tigers in the Chains of Fear

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I just finished reading a wonderful novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. It’s a brisk story told in first person by a young Indian entrepreneur. I won’t say much more about the story, but it’s a good one, and deserving of the accolades and prizes its received. Perfect airplane reading, and, it has me [.].

An upbeat PowerPlex

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I spent a few days at Plex’s user conference in Detroit this week. For me, the backdrop was the invigorated city as I describe here. That amplified the many upbeat conversations and presentations I witnessed at the event. Jason Blessing

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

Shinola Expands Its Empire From Watches to Hotels

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The luxury watch brand announced it will open a new boutique hotel in Detroit in 2018

Barry Gordy #Creativity, Four Lessons

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Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Inspirational Pop Culture Barry Gordy Detroit Hitsville integration Jackie Wilson Marvin Gaye Mary Wells Michael Jackson Motown Records pop music quality control race music rhythm and blues Smokey Robinson soul Stevie Wonder The Beatles The Four Tops The Jackson 5 The Supremes The Temptations

The $60,000 Chevy Silverado: Because You Never Know When You'll Need a Luxury Car That Can Haul a Team of Horses Up a Mountain

Inc Startups

Detroit continues to talk tough when it comes to pickups. But it continues to produce ever-plusher versions of these essential business trucks. Innovate

ServiceGuy’s Detroit Numbers Changing

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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).

General Motors Invests $5 Million in Israel’s PowerMat

VC Cafe

According to Detroit Free Press the investment by GM Ventures was done for an equity stake with an undisclosed period of exclusivity, after which GM has agreed to let Powermats be installed in other automakers’ cars.

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

This High-Tech Mattress Company Wants to Awaken the Sleep Industry

Inc Startups

Why Detroit-based Reverie thinks of itself as more of a 'sleep technology' company than a traditional mattress seller