Recent News

19 June

Are You A Human Names Ben Trenda As CEO

DETROIT, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Are You a Human, the technology company that gets real people to interact with a brand—and love it—today announced that Ben Trenda has joined the company as CEO. Trenda previously helped introduce several advertising technologies to the media industry, including launching the world’s first Programmatic Direct buying platform as […]

18 June

Deadline Detroit’s Reaches End of Runway

Two years after Deadline Detroit went live, a whirlwind two years that included breaking news, scoops, thought-provoking regional commentary and experiments in podcasting, the site is out of funding and has laid off all of its staff. A dedicated few keep the site running as it searches for new investors. Read more at Forbes.

29 May

AutoWeb pay-per-click ad startup to expand, hire in Detroit

Miami-based automotive advertising startup AutoWeb is expanding in Detroit with the launch of its pay-per-click ad platform. AutoWeb Inc. is hiring account managers and account executives, said Angel Gambino, founder of The Alchemists Collective LLC, an economic development firm working to build business in Detroit. Gambino said AutoWeb may relocate its headquarters in Detroit in […]

Our Impact

What others are saying about Grow Detroit:

  • James Norman

    As a tech entrepreneur it is important to have a community that celebrates your success and supports you through your failures. Grow Detroit has cultivated a diverse community of such peers. As we grow the group, it’s impact will surely show. All the way from the Bay area, I’m still representing Grow Detroit.

    - James Norman
  • Chris Sonjeow

    Grow Detroit is a group of like-minded individuals who all have a common goal…to see Detroit rise back to its former glory. Every ambitious goal requires small steps and Grow Detroit is playing a strong supportive role in making that happen. The Grow Detroit meetups are just the beginning phases in exposing all the great talent that Detroit has been incubating for years.

    - Chris Sonjeow
  • Adrian Walker

    Grow Detroit has been instrumental in how the startup community here in Detroit has been able to mature. It’s allowed us all to become closer, resulting in better technology companies springing up. Without Grow Detroit I wouldn’t know half of the awesome folks in the Detroit startup community I do today. It’s led to real relationships that I just can’t put a value on.

    - Adrian Walker
  • Joe Minock

    Grow Detroit has provided the greatest digital talent in Detroit with a strong identity and forum. In doing so, it’s energized and connected an extraordinarily focused, talented, and hardworking community that is quickly becoming the face of Detroit’s great future.

    - Joe Minock
  • Jordan Skole

    Grow is more than a community of Detroit community members in the tech space. Grow has blossomed into an emotional support network for professionals in the startup space. These aren’t just my peers, they’re my family.

    - Jordan Skole
  • David Landau

    Grow showed me the strength of greater Detroit’s entrepreneurial community and opened my eyes to a few amazing startups that are making a real impact. Not the typical meetup, Grow has a genuine vibe and connects people who want to build. I’m excited to see how it will help shape the future of the city and keep Michigan’s brightest around!

    - David Landau
  • Erick Bzovi

    Grow Detroit connects entrepreneurs with other like minded people. The high quality meetups act as a great support great and platform for anyone stepping into the arena!

    - Erick Bzovi
  • Ajay Kapoor

    Grow is our way of creating the Detroit of the future. Enough with the ruin porn, it is the catalyzing engine to return Detroit back to its rightful place and to rekindle what has always been core to Detroit’s ethos, the entrepreneurial spirit.

    - Ajay Kapoor