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Lake Brothers Beer Co. begins brewing lagers in Corktown

The brothers-in-law duo that started Lake Brothers Beer Co. believe their lager could be the Midwest's regional beer of choice.

Build Institute hits road with Build Bazaars pop-ups and Open City forums

Build Institute is hosting a number of Build Bazaars pop-up marketplaces and Open City small business forums across the city this summer.

Prestigious fellowship for founder of Building Hugger demonstrates the firm's growth

Amy Swift never takes a day off from her preservation-focused construction firm Building Hugger. But a fellowship with the Tory Birch Foudation was too good to pass up.

Family-owned consulting firm moves to bigger office downtown to accommodate growth

LoVasco got its start in 2013 as a small, family-owned consulting firm starting out in a small space in the Buhl Building in downtown Detroit. Today it has grown to a point where it needed to move.

NextChallenge aims to smarten up urban infrastructure tech

Technology upgrades are an everyday part of our lives. Cutting edge technology in public infrastructure, not so much. It's why NextEnergy is hosting NextChallenge: Smart Cities.

Castle closes $2M seed round from Silicon Valley investors

The property management software startup hit a big milestone last week, locking down a little more than $2 million in seed capital.

Longtime Detroit attorneys launch own firm

The four attorneys of Hickey Hauck Bishoff & Jeffers have more than 100 years of practicing law between them, all of it spent downtown. And now they're launching their own law firm.

Détroit Is the New Black finds a home at Ponyride

Roslyn Karamoko could have started her fashion label anywhere in the country. But after moving to Detroit two years ago, she fell in love with the city and created an urban clothing line to express that passion.

Corktown's Beard Balm goes global as it nears $1M sales

Beard Balm, which makes an all-natural, leave-in conditioner for beards and facial hair, is selling its products around the world and closing in on $1 million worth of sales this year.

Software platform simplifies ride-sharing

No one likes the dreaded daily commute to work, which is often costly and tedious. Thanks to the ride-sharing platform SPLT, there will be a little less dread in the morning.

Investment group adds staff downtown as it spreads seed capital across Michigan

Invest Michigan oversees the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0, a multimillion dollar angel investment fund capitalized by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.


PR agency rides renewed growth in Detroit

Longtime Detroit PR firm Franco Public Relations Group has seen Detroit's fortunes rise and fall. It's stuck with the city for over 50 years and, thanks to that loyalty, saw record growth in 2015.

Paxahau picks up pace, moves to larger office in Corktown

Paxahau is most well known for producing electronic music shows, in particular the Movement electronic music festival, but they put on many more and hit a new high with 45 shows in 2015. 

Tech startup aims to raise $1M for visual content platform

TernPro developed Slope, a software platform that enables novice digital media users to design, store, produce, and collaborate on creating visual content. This might be the year it helps the tech startup take off.
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