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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Five Tips For Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

If you work with a great team, I’m guessing you miss working with them face to face. I certainly miss seeing my team in the office every day.  I miss our short morning breaks, walking over to Cannelle and picking up a pain au chocolat. I miss having lunch in the community space at WeWork and chatting about weekend plans. I’ve only been with the tea[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

TechTown Detroit Launches Stabilization Fund For Small Businesses

These are strange and scary times. There’s no getting around that, but seeing so many organizations step up and try to help makes everything a little brighter. Here in Detroit, the community is coming together to help support one another, especially small businesses. And our friends at TechTown are really stepping up to the plate.  You know them as[...]

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By Lauren Zyber

Coronavirus sparks hiring spree for these startup and tech companies

We recently hosted our first ever virtual career fair. At a time like this when setbacks and panic from COVID-19 are already causing layoffs, the virtual career fair was a great reminder that there are still companies hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor.  Did you miss the career fair? No worries. We got you covered. Check out this list of tech and star[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Bea’s to Host Don’t Bea Afraid: A Virtual Event for Small Businesses in Detroit

There’s no denying that this is a strange and scary time for people. Aside from all the major and serious health concerns about COVID-19 and how to survive social distancing, many people are worried about the economy—especially small businesses owners.  Our friends at Bea’s are trying to make it a little less scary for people in our community.  At [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Midwest Startups To Watch In 2020

It’s no secret that we love Detroit over here at re:purpose. We’re Detroiters and take a lot of pride in the city we call home. It’s a great place to live and work, and Glassdoor seems to think so, too. They named Detroit the 10th best city for jobs based on hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. I’m not surprised that Detroit cam[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ann Arbor’s Shine & Rise Offers Resources, Community to Women in Tech

When Kristina Oberly left her job for an Ann Arbor tech startup, she was only the 4th hire at the company—and the only woman.  “I came from the university, non-profit world, so it was kind of abrasive joining a startup and having limited access to people or resources. I just felt kind of lost,” Kristina said.  She’s the Head of People at Voxel51, a[...]

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By Lauren Zyber

How to Volunteer with Meaning: DaySmart Combines Community and Industry

In today’s world, companies that stand for something stand out.  More and more, people are buying (and staying loyal) to companies that are involved in the community, practice sustainable manufacturing, or live out some other value with which  people identify. But sometimes when a company takes a stand, it can feel inauthentic, random, or like a gi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Ann Arbor Startups To Watch In 2020

Ann Arbor is usually known for the University of Michigan, but it’s now becoming known for so much more.  It’s my hometown, and I loved growing up there. It’s a smart city with a ton of things to do, and I was never too far away from anything I needed. In the past couple years, Downtown Ann Arbor has changed a bit in some really good ways. I feel l[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Good Humans Spotlight: Detroit Black Tech Supports Underrepresented Developers

I love seeing #BlackTechFacts pop up on social media during Black History Month. But let’s face it, we all know it’s not enough. In the tech world, Black and Brown software developers are still underrepresented, holding only 10% of development roles. And that disparity is even larger in Detroit, where the Latino/Hispanic and Black population make u[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Detroit Startups To Watch In 2020

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 [...]