A couple of young entrepreneurs are taking a chance on Detroit, moving their fledgling Internet start-up, MammothReach, to the Elevator Building overlooking Detroit's Riverfront.
Jesse Green and Nick Keebaugh have worked in photography and web design on their own for a few years before recently teaming up to create MammothReach
, a small business that specializes in Internet marketing and website design.
"We have found our target market in startups and small businesses," Green says. "We are able to do our work in a unique way because of our backgrounds."
Among its clients is Detroit Denim Co
, a small fashion company based in the Ponyride
building in Corktown. MammothReach provided it with photography, branding and website-building services. Working with growing small businesses in Detroit helped convince Green and Keebaugh to move their company to Detroit, choosing 800-square-feet of loft-style office space in the Elevator Building
, which is next to where the Dequindre Cut
meets the Detroit Riverwalk.
"The location," Green says. "You can't get much better than this view. We essentially have floor-to-ceiling factory windows overlooking the Detroit River and Canada."
currently employs Green and Keebaugh, but the parters are currently looking to add two more people to their team. Specifically, they are looking for professionals in sales and marketing.
Source: Jesse Green, co-owner of MammothReach
Writer: Jon Zemke
Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.