GrowDetroit is a community that aims to fuel innovation and creation of new business throughout Detroit.
We deliver this valuable content through a unique blogging platform, at events, conferences, and other initiatives designed to better connect people and ideas.GrowDetroit operates through a destination website about Southeastern Michigan startup news, and through casual get-togethers for like-minded members of Michigan’s startup community.
We feature guest posts from leading technologists, Entrepreneurs, and business innovators. Here on Grow they share their views and insights into what it takes to build a successful company in this region.
About Alex Schiff
Alex Schiff is a co-founder of The New Student Union. A student at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (Class of 2013), he is also the co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes. Alex writes about startups, politics and anything else that garners his attention. He also has a strong interest in the financial markets, technology and football. Follow him on Twitter at @alexschiff.
About Chris Sonjeow
Chris Sonjeow is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Royal Oak, Michigan-based LoveBook (LoveBookonline.com). You can follow Chris on Twitter @lovebookonline
About David Landau
David Landau specializes in leadership development, sales training and innovation consulting, and has founded 4 businesses in southeast Michigan. His marketing company, Elysium Enterprises, grew 189% in 2011. David’s passion for helping fellow entrepreneurs drove him to serve as a coach in Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest and in nonprofits. Having studied in a condensed program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, David is a Zen practitioner, martial artist and gallery-represented visual artist who aims to live and breathe the Silicon Valley Vibe.
About Edmund Zagorin
Edmund is a Detroit-based paradox enthusiast and entrepreneur, specializing in video and interactive event production.
About Erick Bzovi
Erick Bzovi is the cofounder of Healpay, an Ann Arbor, Michigan startup that makes innovative applications for collecting money. Prior to Healpay, Bzovi co-founded the vertical ad network - Outside Hub Media. As COO of Outside Hub, he was responsible for growing to a network of over 350 managed publishers and 8mm unique visitors.
About Jordan Skole
Jordan Skole was the Technical Director of Robot Couture, a boutique social agency located in Metro Detroit. He currently runs the Social Media & Reputation Management department at Search Optics. He loves travel, dogs, bikes, and coffee, in no particular order. You can follow him on twitter at @jordanskole.
About Lancelot Carlson
Lancelot Carlson is the cofounder of Healpay, an Ann Arbor, Michigan startup that makes innovative applications for collecting money. Lancelot co-authored the 2nd edition of the book "Ruby on Rails: Up and Running." Prior to HealPay, Lancelot has worked for Engine Yard and several other projects while living in San Francisco.
About Nathan Bashaw
Nathan Bashaw is a designer and front-end developer at Olark - a startup that offers live chat to websites. Previously, Bashaw worked on the campaign for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and is a graduate of Michigan State University. While a student at MSU, Bashaw started a Lansing-based meetup called Hackers & Hustlers to bring young Entrepreneurs and programmers together. Bashaw currently resides in Palo Alto, California.
About Raji Bedi
Raji Bedi is currently the founder of doingtonight. Prior to founding doingtonight, he was an Associate at North Bridge Growth Equity, and a Consultant at Deloitte.
About Rick Mason
Rick Mason is a Lansing area web developer and serial entrepreneur who is looking for his next great challenge.