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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[...]

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

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

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

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[...]