Ryan Landau

Ryan Landau

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 that mission a success wo[...]

Ryan Landau

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, you could handpick your favorite spot. To giv[...]

Ryan Landau

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 Flo[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Preparing to make new hires? The key to talent acquisition strategy

How often do you talk about behavior in your startup? If your answer is “not much,” you’re probably not alone. And we get it. You’ve got an endless number of things competing for your attention on a daily basis. Chief among them: doing everything you can to build and deliver a great product to your users. But according to Ashley Lundquist, VP of Pe[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 3: Building a Dev Team

“Startups have to get their product into the market as fast as possible to compete.” This comes from Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering for one of the nation’s top mortgage lending firms, and a man who’s spent the last two decades building a reputation for leading meaningful change in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments. In our [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 2: Becoming a Leader

If you’ve got career ambitions of becoming a leader in your organization, this blog post is for you. Last week we introduced you to Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering for one of the nation’s top mortgage lending firms. He told us a humbling story about listening to feedback and the role it continues to play in his career today. Meet [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Advice from an Engineering VP Part 1: The Value of Feedback

Feedback. It’s one little word, but it can make or break a great product, a growing business, or a thriving career. The latter was the case for Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering at United Shore. When we initially sat down to interview Hamilton, we were eager to learn about leadership development. Afterall, Jamie’s in the midst of a [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

In the News: Michigan-based Startup, Xeeva, Raises Over $40 Million in Funding

Recently we surveyed our community asking what type of content you want to learn about and the top response was news from the local startup community. That’s why we’re excited to begin sharing more happenings from in and around Detroit, starting with a new funding announcement from Madison Heights-based startup, Xeeva. The company, which provides i[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Here’s how we’re trying to make your pursuit for knowledge easier

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” —Albert Einstein Conferences. Online courses. Forums. Meet-ups. In the world of startups, we go to great lengths to make sure that we stay at the top of our fields. Not just because we love what we do, but because we want to bring our A game to the table everyday—for our companies, our cow[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Michigan Startups Hiring: Detroit & Ann Arbor

UPDATE: Click here to see an updated list of top Michigan startups hiring. A couple weeks ago, I published a blog post (our very first!) that told my story, the story of this company, and the goal we’re hoping to accomplish. This week, I want to take it a step further by sharing some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups hiring on re:purpose[...]