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Maker Faire at five: The community it's forged and the future it needs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This weekend marks the fifth summer The Henry Ford has produced Maker Faire, showcasing local inventors, innovators, artists and creatives to tens of thousands of metro Detroiters.
chats with a trio of makers who've been involved since the beginning about why the fair is important to them and what it needs to continue.
Metro Detroit's Cyber Candy Man
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Like many people, Walter Blake Knoblock has a sweet tooth. But instead of simply acquiring cavities, this entrepreneurial 25-year-old decided to turn his passion for snacks into a business. Each month BoCandy sends subscribers sweets from around the globe, providing old faves, international confections and exotic discoveries.
E-commerce Pioneer Can't Stop Building Businesses
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Need, meet solution. That, according to Stuart Carlin, is the basics of entrepreneurship. Recognizing the potential of the Internet in the '90s, this West Bloomfield serial entrepreneur saw his e-commerce biz flourish as others faded. He then took what he learned and applied it to his next business. And his next.
Cool Jobs: Iain Lanivich, Creative Director
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Consider it a sign of the times. Lowe Campbell Ewald got its start as a Detroit ad agency back in 1911, relocated to the suburbs in 1978, then moved back to Motown last month. Creative Director Iain Lanivich wasn't only excited about the move, he created a video love letter to Detroit that ended up going viral. He heads to SX*SW next month to talk about the virtues of living and working in the D.
From Bath City to Tech City: Mt. Clemens
Thursday, September 12, 2013
When an old firehouse becomes the new home of eyeWyre Software Studios, you know things are evolving. That's the story of downtown Mt. Clemens, which is increasingly becoming a cool, affordable waterfront downtown for high-tech firms.
Chanell Scott & Jordan Contreras
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Turkey season and football playoffs signal another cold winter kickoff, but thankfully it's springtime for green entrepreneurs in Detroit. Meet Chanell Scott and Jordan Contreras, recent Bizdom U grads and co-founders of Guffly.com, a new shopping website for eco-buffs. This week they put their heads together to discuss Detroit's entrepreneurial climate and their eco-friendly approach.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
National hoopla centers on Detroit this weekend, as it hosts the NCAA Final Four championship. Derek Mehraban, CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing (and MSU basketball buff!) will be playing up the region's home court advantage, starting with how companies can adopt MSU's winning game plan.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Social media, "tweeting" and "friending". These days, it's hard to tell screen time from face time. Meet Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Michigan School of Information. This week, he'll be talking about the knowledge economy opportunities emerging from a unique graduate program that blends information systems with the social sciences.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ypsilanti resident Steve Pierce was launching Internet service companies before anyone ever heard the word website. In January, he and his partner launched
, one of the most successful free wireless services in the state. Since then they've helped several Michigan communities set up similar networks. Steve will share the secret of bringing free wireless to the masses.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Anthony Morrow knows just how much Detroit rocks. He's the editor & publisher of
--a music, film and culture blog out of Royal Oak--, the creator of both Metro Times' Blowout, and Detour's Rock City music festivals. Anthony has also shot videos for the White Stripes, Von Bondies, and Specs Howard. That enough street cred for you? He'll be writing about what it takes to start an Internet publication, and keep it going.
Bellyache Candy Shoppe
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Candy and Detroit rock n' roll - two great tastes that taste great together! Royal Oak's Bellyache Candy Company is taking the web by storm, pushing Goo Goo Clusters, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews along with CDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles from bands like The Amino Acids, The Hentchman, and Gore Gore Girls. Can you say, "Yummy"?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups,
is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech community with an eye toward entrepreneurship. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.
International Bancard Corporation
Thursday, September 11, 2008
For eight years Royal Oak's IBC has been a stealth company, pulling in customers and profits with its old school ideas about servicing clients. Now the e-commerce and credit card processing firm is ready to step into the sunlight and school other companies about the power of topnotch customer service.
Take The Detour
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Indie music, cult films, live show videos, killer parties. Royal Oak-based Detour Magazine channels its suburban rage into inspired pop culture writing, plastering the web with Metro Detroit goodness.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
The virtual world is their oyster. Royal Oak's RTT, USA has turned its virtual prototyping technology into a must-use strategy for companies developing new products. It can then use that same technology to virtually market the product to an endless Internet audience. Cool.
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