Detroit Marked By Google As 1 of 7 Tech Hub HotspotsA tech start-up neighborhood, the Madison Block, has launched in downtown Detroit.
Bizdom to Host 'IdeaMensch Detroit' Monday At M@dison BuildingThe business accelerator Bizdom will spotlight the top innovators in Detroit as IdeaMensch comes to the M@dison Building Monday afternoon.
Motown Becoming The New Silicon Valley? Detroit has put up the "help wanted" sign in Silicon Valley and applications are pouring in.
Rock Ventures Shows Off Madison Building RestorationThe 1917-vintage Madison Theatre Building -- now rechristened The M@dison by its new owner, Dan Gilbert and his Rock Ventures LLC -- has been given a spectacular $12 million makeover.
New Technology Development Company, Detroit Labs, Opens DowntownAnother technology start-up is calling downtown Detroit home. Detroit Labs, a technology launch pad specializing in the creation of iPhone, iPad, Android and Web applications, will be one of several tech companies moving into the newly renovated Madison Theatre building when it officially opens next month.
Josh Linkner To Keynote Nov. 15 Get Launched Event At Wayne StateJosh Linkner, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, will be the keynote speaker during Wayne State University's Get Launched event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in WSU's Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, in Detroit.
WWJ, GLITR, HiredMYway Event To Put Detroit Back To Work
Credit Acceptance Chairman Is Latest Investor In HiredMYway.comHiredMYway.com, a Detroit-based Web site that uses a recruiter-style model online to solve job board overcrowding, announced that more than $3 million has been invested in the company within the past six months. Don Foss, chairman of Credit Acceptance Corp., is the most recent investor.
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Joins Detroit Venture PartnersEarvin "Magic" Johnson -- Lansing native, Michigan State University and NBA Hall of Fame basketball star, philanthropist and entrepreneur -- announced Thursday he will join Detroit Venture Partners as a general partner.
Linkner To Deliver Lawrence Tech Commencement Address May 15Josh Linkner, founder and chairman of Pleasant Ridge-based ePrize LLC, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the address when Lawrence Technological University holds its 79th commencement on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at Cobo Arena in Detroit.
FutureMidwest Packs Eastern Market With Techie GoodnessYou won't be getting fruits and vegetables at Detroit's Eastern Market at the FutureMidwest 2011 conference. But there's nourishment aplenty -- for the questioning tech mind, that is.
Jobs Of Tomorrow: Entrepreneurship, Science, ITDetroit has a chance to rebuild its economy on a risk-taking entrepreneurial foundation, and the job market is definitely turning around. That's what two very different speakers offered Thursday morning at the final Last Thursdays Unwired at Lawrence Technological University of the 2010-2011 academic year.