Less Talk, More Walk: The Need for Proactive Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

While the number of businesses owned by people of color in Michigan has increased over the last six years, large disparities in resources and representation still exist and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of these obstacles. Systemic inequalities that affect minority-owned businesses cause operational challenges that are evident across all aspects of the small…

Guest Post: The Six Things Top Talent Looks for in a New Job

purpose.jobs connects top talent with purpose-driven startups based on values, experience, and culture fit. To attract top talent, Ryan Landau, founder of purpose.jobs, found that a healthy company culture is crucial, especially for startups. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, he shares the six attributes that candidates are looking for in a…

EntryPoint Releases Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report

Research Insights From Over 400 Businesses Across Washtenaw County Reveal the Impact of COVID-19 EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. The report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on…

Guest Post: Why Equitable and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Matters

Build Institute empowers people to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive engaged community. While Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is continually growing, April Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Build Institute, found that it is becoming even more critical to support women and people of color in Detroit due…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Report Offers Insights Into the Economic Landscape of Detroit to Inform the Development of Entrepreneurial Support Programs ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 1, 2020 - EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial…

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Reveals Five-Year Economic Trends Impacting Detroit’s Growing Startup Community

Report Shows 54% Increase in the Number of Venture-Backed Startups Over the Last Five Years ANN ARBOR, Mich. - August 5, 2019 - EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report highlights economic trends over the last five years…

2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Highlights City as Growing Tech Hub

Ann Arbor, MICH. – October 30, 2018 – EntryPoint today announced the release of the 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report highlights Detroit’s economic growth and trends, showing 56 percent of venture capital was invested in information technology startups in the last year. This momentum builds upon the rapid growth of Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and…