Stories and lessons from our startup community, team, partners, and supporters.

By Lucia Giacomantonio

5 Tips to Help You be Successful at a Startup

This is a guest post written by Lucia Giacomantonio, a marketing professional and consultant who lives in Silicon Valley. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit (Macomb Twp. to be exact), Lucia moved to Silicon Valley 11 years ago for work. Soon after the move she met her future husband and business partner (Ron), […]

By Ryan Landau

Celebrating One Year of re:purpose with a Gift For You!

One year ago we launched re:purpose with the goal of empowering people to pursue their passions by finding a job they love and find purpose in. We know from first-hand experience that a person’s talent can’t be defined by a resume on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper so we set out to […]

By Tara Taylor

Why Working with Purpose Can Lead to a Healthier, Happier Life

If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. You’ve heard that saying, right? And when you heard it you probably thought, “Gee, sounds nice, except for that whole thing called Reality (capital R) that’s standing in the way.” We get it. Easier said than done. Especially because, […]

By Ryan Landau

Uncovering Company Culture: 6 Types of Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview

We hope you’ve heard this advice before, and taken it to heart: during a job interview, remember that you’re interviewing the company just as much as they’re interviewing you. One important aspect to uncover during the interview process is company culture.  A company’s culture is made up of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors shared […]

By Tara Taylor

9 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in Detroit

We love Detroit. Detroit is our people. It’s where we’re headquartered, and it’s where we’re helping the local startup and tech community recruit the nation’s top engineers, designers, product experts, marketing gurus, and more. We’re not the only ones who love Detroit. Lots of people have heard about the amazing things happening in our city […]

By Ryan Landau

A Final Toast to 2017 (and a peek into 2018)

There’s a lot to be grateful for. Our city. Our talent. Our employers. Our future. We opened up our doors less than nine months ago, and thanks to all of you we’re still moving full steam ahead. Before stepping into 2018, I want to take a minute to call out some of the people, places, […]

By Tara Taylor

We’re Growing – Introducing Tara Taylor

The terrifying question… I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a Tuesday in October and we had just come back in from recess. Ms. Simoney, my third grade teacher, called us all over to the reading carpet in the back of the room. We were about to start reading a new book when […]

By Ryan Landau

November 2017: Detroit Startup Events & Recent News

Staying on top of Detroit startup events is kind of our thing. Why? Because the energy in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is contagious. It’s vibrant. Passionate. Innovative. Brave. Whether you’re working at a fast-growing tech company or attending a startup happy hour, you get a feeling that you’re part of something big. “Big” like the renaissance […]

By Ryan Landau

How One Software Engineer Found Her Dream Job

What are the best jobs for software engineers? And how do you really know what it’s like to work at a company before you actually work there? This question is top of mind when you’re looking for a new job. It certainly was for Breanna Vertkin during her job search earlier this year. btw, this […]

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