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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

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 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 [...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 5 blog posts of 2019

I don’t know about you but over here at 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, he[...]

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[...]