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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Happy Startups: The Best Places To Work In Detroit

Have you ever felt completely drained by what you do? Or kept missing important events with friends and family? Or dreaded coming into work every morning? Everyone wants to feel valued, inspired and supported. And they want to know that the people around them share their values. That could explain why 46% of job seekers say that company culture is [...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 5 blog posts of 2019

I don’t know about you but over here are re:purpose we’ve been doing some major reflecting on 2019. And all we have to say is, WOW. What an incredible year for the Detroit & Ann Arbor startup community. So many accomplishments and we’re beyond thankful for all of you that are here to share them with us. To celebrate the end of an incredible year, h[...]

Belal Tiba

By Belal Tiba

Benefits 101: Everything You Need to Know About Startup Benefits

In life, there are necessities, there are comforts and then there are extravagances. The world of startup benefits is no different. As a member of the talent acquisition community, I'm flooded with information on new trends in benefits and offerings—and sometimes—the revolving information is enough to make my head spin.  It's time to set the record[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Create A Better Employee Experience

What can you do with 90,000 hours? For most Americans, it's work. The average American will spend roughly one-third of their life clocked into their 9-to-5. But at what cost? With so much time spent at the office, it's important to evaluate the quality of life your job, and more importantly your employer, offers you. This got us thinking about a li[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

What are Gender Neutral Pronouns & How to Use Them

We have some big news. As of today, the re:purpose platform now gives candidates the opportunity to display the pronouns they want to be addressed by. Why? Because the way we choose to identify ourselves is important and a matter of human dignity. We believe respectfully addressing individuals goes beyond knowing their names, so we decided to make [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 6 Venture Capital Investors in the Midwest

Want to know where the money's at? It's right here in the midwest. More specifically, the Great Lakes region. Venture capitalists are looking outside Silicon Valley and New York to diversify across new hubs.  At the top of their list is the Great Lakes region. VCs are flooding the area, pouring money into unicorn companies, like Detroit's StockX, C[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Detroit Female Founders to Watch

The Detroit startup community is home to a tight group of female entrepreneurs who are changing the game across the tech and consumer goods industries. While they may celebrate their wins in private, we're bringing their accomplishments to the forefront. Ready to get to know who's at the top of our list? Meet the 6 Detroit female entrepreneurs to w[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

How to Write a Job Description

Growing your team just got easier. We partnered with Google For Startups to bring you the play-by-play on how to attract the best talent by perfecting the art of the job description. We've outlined the most important elements to include and showed you exactly how to do it. Plus, you'll get exclusive access to the in-person event slides. Ready to ge[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch of their retail arm.  The design-driven brand's newfound financial backing came from a group of 64 local and international investors.  With plans to open 12 medical marijuana provisioning centers acr[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Celebrity Investors from the Midwest

The midwest is packed with entrepreneurial talent, and the world is taking notice. From Motown to the Motor City, Detroit has a rich history of business and entertainment successes. We were curious to see which high profile celebrities straddled both worlds. That's why we curated a list of 6 celebrity investors from the midwest. Interested to see w[...]