Category Archive: Detroit Culture

By Ryan Landau

Introducing the Purpose Awards

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 […]

By Ryan Landau

Here’s what you need to know about Detroit Homecoming

Mary Kramer is the co-founder of Detroit Homecoming, a three-day, invite-only event where Detroit expats return to the city, get inspired, and imagine new ways to rebuild and reinvest in the city that made them. We were lucky enough to catch up with Mary to learn more about the story behind the event. This year Detroit Homecoming […]

By Ryan Landau

HBR says this is how you turn purpose into performance

Helping purpose-driven people find purpose-driven startups is at the heart of all we do. (Hence: “regarding purpose,” or, re:purpose). So when we saw that the cover story for the July/August 2018 issue of the Harvard Business Review was about turning purpose into performance, we were delighted. The article defines purpose at work like this: “A […]

By Ryan Landau

Case Study: How a busy recruiter at WeWork used re:purpose to grow their Detroit team

When WeWork launched in 2010, they wanted to build more than beautifully designed shared office spaces for startups and small businesses. Rather, they were on a mission to build a community where entrepreneurs and creators could thrive together; to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. To call […]

By Ryan Landau

More on Intermitten: the one-day tech conference for startups in the Midwest

Mark your calendars, friends. Intermitten, the one-day tech conference created to unite, nurture, and celebrate the Midwest tech community is back for its third year running. And this year, it’s taking place in Detroit! DATE Thursday, July 12, 2018 TIME 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION The Guardian Building 500 Griswold Street Guardian Club: 32nd […]

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

Coffee In Detroit: 11 Local Spots You Should Know About

Call this post our ode to coffee in Detroit. We think Motor City coffee shops deserve a moment in the spotlight, because let’s face it: life without our favorite caffeine hubs would force many of us to reinvent more than a few daily and weekly rituals. We go there regularly to do work, to catch […]

By Ryan Landau

Detroit: The City Where Startups Come True

To join or build a successful startup company (i.e., startups with plenty of dollars to grow and some of the best talent in the industry), you’ve got to be on the coast. It’s one of the biggest myths we encounter at re:purpose. Good thing we like busting myths. In reality, the Midwest is the fifth […]

By Ryan Landau

12 Best Places to Live in Detroit

When I moved back home in 2012 after living in Washington, D.C., as a federal consultant for IBM, finding a place to live in Detroit was relatively easy. The city’s rebirth was just beginning and very few people were asking about the best places to live in Detroit. If you really wanted to live downtown, […]