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October 30, 2018

More money is funneling into Detroit's tech startup community, but the list of companies gaining traction still doesn't reflect the makeup of the city, according to a new report.

Ann Arbor-based data analysis startup EntryPoint on Tuesday released its 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. 

The number of venture-backed tech startups in Wayne County has grown 54 percent in the last four years,...

October 26, 2018

Detroit — Former President Barack Obama rallied thousands of Michigan Democrats here Friday night, channeling his past calls for hope and change as he urged voters to get to the polls Nov. 6 for what "might be the most important election of our lifetime."

Speaking to an enthusiastic overflow crowd at Cass Tech High School, Obama warned supporters that the failure to vote in the m...

October 22, 2018

DETROIT, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 51 dealers nominated for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award were announced today by TIME and Ally. 

The select group of dealer nominees from across the country will be honored at the 102nd annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in San Francisco on January 25, 2019. The announcement of this year's 50th annual award was made...

October 19, 2018

With a female chief executive, gender parity among its board of directors, and strides toward equal pay, General Motors is leading the automotive industry toward equality.

The Detroit automaker, which recently named Dhivya Suryadevara to the chief financial officer role and Kimberly Brycz to head global human resources, has promoted women to four of its top 17 executive positions, a small propo...

October 16, 2018

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The need for technology in the classroom grows every year. As the leading education technology platform for K-12 students, PowerSchool is doing more than anyone to advance the security, power, and growth of data systems in classrooms.  In all, their solutions service more than 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users in over 70 countries...

October 7, 2018

As founder of both Benzinga and the Detroit Fintech Association, Jason Raznick is well-versed in the space. So much so that Merriam-Webster referenced his definition of “fintech” in its entry on the term.

According to Raznick’s definition: “The impact that fintech is making throughout our economy is still in its infancy stages. Fintech is really just about innovating and bringing solutions to t...

October 2, 2018

Traditionally, there have been very few avenues for cooperatives to access financing. The Detroit Community Wealth Fund (DCWF) wants to change that.

DCWF offers loans to cooperative businesses in Detroit, while providing technical support along the way. 

Its loans are non-extractive, meaning it doesn't ask for personal assets, only a portion of monthly profits until the loan is repaid. It al...

October 2, 2018

The Michigan Association of CPAs has named the recipients of the its 2018 awards, highlighting local professionals who have made an impact through their service and leadership. This year’s honorees will be recognized at a dinner ceremony on Oct. 3, 2018 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

“We’re so fortunate to work alongside this group of dedicated professionals who share their time, pass...

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