We’re looking for the boldest minds, are you in?

The startup community is no stranger to flattery. From executive techies to senior creatives, it seems only the c-suite elite earn recognition. But why? Ego aside, awards were meant to highlight and promote good so how do we get back to that?

Meet the Purpose Awards: The first and only community awards dedicated to highlighting Michigan’s next generation of up-and-coming talent across all industries.

We’re searching for the state’s boldest minds from the corporate, startup and entrepreneurial space. Whether that’s crushing it during their 9-to-5, starting their own business, organizing meaningful charities or making a difference in their community. Nominate a friend or a co-worker (or yourself!) for the opportunity to win prizes from The Detroit Foundation Hotel, Moosejaw and Citizen Yoga.

“The Purpose Awards were created to showcase and honor community members who strive to do more and are trailblazing a path for a brighter future,” said re:purpose founder, Ryan Landau. “Whether that’s crushing it during their 9-to-5, starting their own business, organizing meaningful charities or making a difference in their community.”

 

Meet The Judges

Jacques Panis – Shinola Detroit

After eight years at Shinola, most recently as the company’s former president, Jacques now operates Panis Enterprises, his most recent entrepreneurial venture within the greater Detroit area.

Mallory Brown – Travel Mal

Mallory Brown is an impact storyteller, global humanitarian, and keynote speaker. She runs charity campaigns, with filmmaking and crowdfunding, to connect audiences to incredible causes. 

Jonathon Triest – Ludlow Ventures

Jonathon is the founder and managing partner of Ludlow Ventures. Prior to launching Ludlow, Jonathon was the creative director for New York’s Discovery Productions and founded Triest Group, a design firm with a deep UI/UX focus.

Dan Ngoyi – Quicken Loans

Dan is a Director of Talent Acquisition at Quicken Loans. In his role, he leads a team that works on identifying, interviewing, and placing a diverse slate of candidates within the Rock Family of Companies.

Dave Muller – Commonwealth//McCann

Dave is an award-winning advertising creative with experience at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles and FCB in Chicago. Dave is currently at Commonwealth//McCann in Detroit developing brand work for Chevrolet.

Nominations will be open to the public November 27th at www.repurpose.com/purpose-awards and will close December 14th. Winners will be announced on re:purpose’s instagram account, @repurposehq, December 20th.

We’re looking for the boldest minds from the corporate, startup and entrepreneurial space, who are trailblazing a path for a brighter future. What are you waiting for?