Detroit Startups List

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James Sokoll

Founder of @peers, Studied Biotechnology @wayne-state-university

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Jeff Epstein


Founder of @ambassador (formerly zferral) a @techstars NYC '11 company. Trained attorney, sold startup in law school, paid off loans & never looked back.

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Brian Razzaque

Studied at @johns-hopkins-university, degrees in biology and computer science. Founded VMT as web application development firm out of college and sold in 2013.

ID 24151

Justin DeLay

Co-Founder, @tempodb. UX Design at @grubhub-inc-1, Marketing at @kraft-foods. Design & Business at U of Michigan.

ID 64346

Alex Horak

CTO & Co-founder at @fetchnotes

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Jordan Warzecha

Founder @backstitch • Worked at @ford-motor-company, @creative-logic-group , @part-d-advisors • Studied at @lake-superior-state-university

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Scott Hasbrouck

CEO and Founder of @ginkgotree . Former Physical Chemistry PhD student and Instructor at @university-of-georgia . Founded @paperdesk iOS app in 2010, exited in 2013 w/ 500k MUA.

ID 46418

Chase Lee

CTO @ambassador (@techstars NY '11). Community builder. Mentor to startups. @university-of-michigan Ross '13. Co-founded @fetchnotes (@techstars Boston '12 & @techarb).

ID 172734

Stefanie Warzecha

Founder @backstitch • Worked at @balance-consulting, @convey-compliance-systems • Studied at @lake-superior-state-university

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Fred Monroe

313 Ventures LLC @getco Trading Technologies, Inc fredlabs, inc @apple

ID 57926

Mark Hatch

CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop. Launched 3 Fortune 500 websites: Avery, Kinkos (ecommerce), & HealthNet's benefits ASP. Author, Speaker, MBA, Green Beret.

ID 80483

Greg Schwartz

Co-Founder & CEO of @upto. Formerly Founder of Mobatech and Director of Digital Business at Warner Music.

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Jon Gagnon

Founder, CEO @reelbig. Ex @microsoft

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Ian Sefferman

Co-founder / CEO at @mobiledevhq. Operate @mobiledevhq, iPhoneDevSDK, and AppStoreHQ. Previously an engineer at UChicago Comp Sci.

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Jesse Genet

Founder @lumi

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Andrew Colchagoff

CTO and co-founder @ginkgotree, Former Lead Developer on Restaurant Logic @Local-Logic-Media. 4yrs experience engineering web applications for small businesses.

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Amjad Hussain


Founder @silkroute • Worked at @nextwave • Investor @brightbytes-3, @silkroute • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology, @university-of-manchester

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John S. Knight

Founder, the Knight Foundation, which invests in media innovation through the Knight Enterprise Fund. Publisher, Knight Newspapers. Innovator.

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Erik Torenberg

Founding Team @product-hunt, previously rapping,

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David Goldschmidt

Cofounder @buycentives, Founder @greatfamilyrentals-com. CMO @intrago. MBA Marketing Michigan (Ross). Also @frog-design, @leo-burnett, @jwt, and Saturn.

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Reid Tatoris

Co-founder @are-you-a-human

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Dan Wilson

Founder of Moxe Health. Formerly at Epic. Started working in health tech during high school. Studied Economics and German.

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Ramee Naja

CEO and Co-Founder of @reel-deal @wheeling-jesuit-university Accounting/Pre-Law '14

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Bill Rice

Digital Marketing - Web, Email, and Social Media

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Mark Ostrowski


Chairman of the Board @clubvision | Founder and Principal @ Excella Capital Partners LLP | Seeker

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Dave Stenson

Founder Inventev, @new-motor-advisors • Executive in Product Devel at @general-motors, Raser Technologies • MBA at @harvard-business-school, BSME/EE at @kettering-university

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Zach Hines

I've Held a Variety of Roles - CEO, CTO, COO, CMO & Co-Founder of SignageGenerators,,, Buildatron 3D Printers, Studied at @rensselaer-polytechnic-institute, @tongji-university Shanghai - RPI Rowing -

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Bill Wildern

Founder ReapSo, @hydra-professionals • Worked at @general-motors, @resilience-capital-partners • Studied at @harvard-business-school, @kettering-university

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Malachai Frazier

Full-Stack Web Developer (Rails is my go-to framework) • Studied at @BakerCollege. Web Development Freelancer and bad dancer.

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Jake L'Ecuyer

Worked at @zaarly, @benzinga • Studied at @MSU Currently @ventureforamerica

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Tim Varner

CMO and strategist at Notice Software. Digital marketing background with previous startup experience with Givt and the TrueHoop Network, an ESPN-affiliate.

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Andrew Koper

Founder of, software engineer, ex nonprofit president, and social-entreprenuer in Detroit, BA in econ @oberlin-college

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Liz Vollman

aspiring female entrepreneur, is: product guru @pinkdingo, was: project manager @comscore

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Patrick McCabe

Founder @greenlancer-1 • Worked at @borrego-solar-systems • Studied at @michigan-technological-university

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Paul Proctor

Founder of @locqus, @umich business graduate.

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Ajay Kapoor

Serial entrepreneur. SLP-NY Fellow (2010-2011) + Executive Team @startlead. Cofounder of @GrowDetroit. Startup advisor.

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Philip Mshelbwala

CMO and Co-Founder of @reel-deal @wheeling-jesuit-university Business Admin '13 Entrepreneur, Passionate, Creative and a Big Thinker

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Victor Bozzo

Founder @fm-networks BS Networking and Information Technology from Eastern Michigan University. Strong business background.

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James Felton Keith

Founder @quigit, Mayor Apointee @CityOfDetroit, 15yr Tech Veteran. Fmr Faculty @MSU, Published Author.

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Erick Bzovi

Co-founder of @healpay. Previoulsy co-founded OutsideHub ad network. Grew network to $5mm in revenue, 350 pubs, 8 mm uniques

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Adam Bratt

Helping build @benzinga and @Marketfy.

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Omeid Seirafi-Pour

CEO of @myfab5 • Formerly @sheu-jane-gallagher @techarb and TCG, a Growth Strategies Consulting Firm acquired by @the-nielsen-company • @university-of-michigan Alumn

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Dillon Erb

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Matthew Curtis

Digital world entrepreneur; passionate social problem solver; intelligent brander, strategist, and researcher; MBA from @university-of-michigan

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James Haas

CCO of Likeminds (Springboard, now Techstars Europe). Founding experience: Picket, MegaEpic Games, Bluum, FB DataMine and Swoop. 8 years advertising experience.

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Patrick Kelly

Co-Founder @function-plus • Worked at @northwestern-mutual • Studied at @michigan-state-university, @marymount-university

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Brock Luker

Founder and President @engodo. Athlete turned entrepreneur.

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Brandy Wimberly

Founder of @buyvite. Experience carefully crafting and creating Internet marketing campaigns for major brands. BA Film MA Journalism. Much love for ecommerce.

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Dwight Zahringer

CEO of TM Productions, TruReview and Serial entreperneur. Strong business, marketing and development background.

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Sola Obayan

Principal @bto Solutions. President/Exec. Director @Social Media Association of Michigan.

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Shaun Reinhold

Founder @canvas-watch-company. Worked @ge-aviation, @ibm, and @tesla-motors.

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Ben Chutz

Cofounder @ Birdhouse for Autism. First company started freshman year @ MSU (window washing). Won 2013 Ann Arbor Startup Weekend. Passionate quantified selfer.

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Adam Kaplan

Executive Recruiter. Social Entrepreneur. Founder @bigtentjobs. Yogi. Worked @pwc • Studied at @williams-college, @emory-university

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joe nashif

Founded and

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Deborah Tien

Founder of @sisasa | Work experience in Tanzania, India, Nicaragua, UK, and USA | Astrophysics BA | Studied @wellesley-college and @university-of-oxford.

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Ethan Mayers

Founder @synthenai • Adviser @deadlinedetroit • International speaker on innovation and growth • Worked at @espn • Studied at @university-of-tennessee

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Mack Fuller

Founder Velvet Ape • Worked at @go-com, @blue-lithium • Studied at @bethany-college

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MD @xelleration | Managed $150mm in banking | U-Mich MBA | Designed some of the coolest cars out there | Learned Lean @ Toyota

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Leslie Garrison-Martinez

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Josh Deane

Josh Deane Former KmartGamer | C.E.O. Project FrontBurnr. A new social commerce platform under development! Gamers will innovate a new path for brand engagement

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Kathleen Norton-Schock

Co-founder and Chief Connections Officer at @ardentcause, a Midwest startup supplying much-needed technology solutions for the nonprofit world.

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Christopher Papa

Chief Marketing Officer at PocketCents Inc. and Chief Marketing Officer at Coupon Wallet LLC

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Mark Kempa

Michigan Ross '13 Grad, Startups, Accounting, Craft Beer Lover, Go Blue!

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Wilbert Fobbs

Was Lead Architect at Auto Credit Express. Company became the #1 automotive subprime lead generator in US. Now, Director of Technology at Save On Everything.

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Jane Sorensen

Worked at @doubleclick, @actional-software • Studied International Business @mcgill-university • loves analog life and nature • Social enterprise/innovator

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Co-Founder of 86'dtab, web developer and serial entrepreneur.

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Tony Tahmouch

Founder @hapi-co • Worked at @valassis, @dte-energy, @compuware-corporation • Studied at @university-of-michigan

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Terry Reece

Founder @reece-enterprises, @family-media-company

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David Harris

Studied at @university-of-michigan // Worked at @microsoft, @apple-retail, and TAF // Founded @solvr-bz, @dream-allies

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Dr. Jean-Paul Guiboux

Jean-Paul Guiboux, M.D. is a sought-after hand surgeon who has been widely published in professional journals. In 2001, he opened @michigan-hand-and-wrist.

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Omer Kiyani

Founder Sentinl • Worked at @exelon, @robert-bosch • Studied at @purdue-university

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Garth C. Koyle

Co-founder @ @event-espresso; winner of the $40k 2011 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Prior Marketing Manager. MBA, MHA.

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Phillip Fattore

Sports and lifestyle writer for Sports Media 101, and "Bloomfield Hills Living" magazine. Founder of

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Pete Mohan

Co-Founder and Marketing Hustler for @portable-scores and @bushwhack-apps. Creating product buzz and connecting with brilliant people

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Gary Portney

Founder of Streamwize. 15-year background in starting enterprise software and application companies (5). Worked at Oracle before getting into start-ups.

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Andrew Suciu

Founder Park & Rye • Studied at @UMich

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Sharleen Smith

Co-founder of Launched divisions for SyFy, USA Networks & Oxygen Media. Masters Degree from @new-york-university's @tisch-school-of-the-arts, where she has served as an Adjunct.

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Brian Davis

Co-Founder of Milq and Honey, @friendect, @bamboo-detroit, @furbr What's your 500yearplan

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Elisabeth Seigle

Founder & CEO Echo Process Healthcare Entrepreneur, Disruptive Innovator, Economist, MBA StrengthsFinder: Input, Achieve, Learner, Intellection, Maximizer

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Wallace Lee Walker

Studied at @university-of-michigan. Dentist at Park Dental Service.

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Jordan Bast

B2B business builder with 10 years sales, marketing, & management experience. Engineer & MBA. Advisor to Bison Pallet. Materials, industrial, cleantech.

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Jack McGrath

Founder & CEO of Zerebral. 1st software startup founded in high school, sold to help pay for college. Strong business and internet marketing background.

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Donna Kassab

Founder @iheartkids

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Alexander J. Marsh

DevOps systems administrator with 18 years of experience. Organized and resourceful technical leadership coupled with a strong customer focus.

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Danco Sotirovski

Founder @workfly • Worked at @best-buy • Studied at @western-michigan-university, @walsh-college

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Tim Miller

Accounting student @oakland-university University Founder-YouBark Owner- UFH Art Shows Founder- MeToo

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Nick Karr

Aspiring entrepreneur- cofounder of Belkar Group and K&B innovations patent think tank. MD @wayne-state-university University- 2008

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Alex Boyd

Currently working at @irule-llc Worked at @tiller • Studied at @michigan-state-university, @university-of-michigan-dearborn

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Sean Ely

Director of Video Production at Strong marketing background (Michigan State University). Star of "The Social Media Pessimist" series.

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Jesse Dorsey

Founder @dream-monster, Indiepoint • Worked at @compuware-corporation • Studied at @michigan-technological-university, @wayne-state-university

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Johny Thomas

Founder @partyline • @us-23-drive-in-digital-theater • Partner @bel-air-10-digital-theater • Studied @wayne-state-university

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Stefan Leon

Founder @sofitu-1 I Graduate of @florida-state-university-1 I Worked @florida-state-university-1

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Matt Steinman

Entrepreneurial spirited individual looking for a challenge.

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Christopher Lee

COO and head of design at Sense Inc. MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Special Lecturer in Studio Art at @oakland-university-1.

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Mike Moceri

Founder, CEO of Manulith Detroit The 3D Printing Cowboy

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Briant Anthony Campbell

A rare talent with a strong design background and front-end development skills.

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Brandon Cooper

Co-Founder, Partner of WDiTT, Pximity

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Kyle Burke

@michigan-state-university Spartan. World Backpacker. Entrepreneur. Hockey Player. Homebrewer. Socially Responsible. Bookworm. Aficionado. Aquarius

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Tina Trevarrow-Dirkes

Founder Christian Kick Music, @continuumspaces-1 • Worked at @ikea, @asml • Studied at @university-of-advancing-technology

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Mark Simpson

Manager-Product Development

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Krystal Smith

Founder of @tvinvite

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Anthony Williams

CEO of Divisible Domain. Author of the science-fiction novel "The City of Dying: The Fallen Kingdom Vol: 1". Available now

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Mike Kochis

Founder Axe Packs • Worked at @toyota, @eprize • Studied at @kettering-university

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Jeremy Jefferson

CEO of World's largest online marketplace for lawn care and lawn mowing services.

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Joshua Freedman

Founder @cabbygo, and a bunch of other private projects•, Pitt grad. 3rd Best Broker in the Nation 2004

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Josh Walker

Entered management field out of high school. Founded Brighter Fire Apparel in early 2013. Moved onto start Brighter Fire (Creative Agency) in late 2013.

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jeremy kay

Founder Toys from my Attic • Studied at @lawrence-technological-university

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Father, husband, part-time motivational speaker, & full-time Web & iOS Designer. Founder of @TurnMatic, Designer of @votespot & a ton of other cool stuff!

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Leonard Coklow

Founder of SoundMatching; Accountant in-route to CPA

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Joe Carioti

QA Engineer at @shoutengine. Founder of Just Cool Enough. IPC Product Specialist at Phoenix Contact. Worked at:, & podcasting since 2006.

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Mohammed Kassem

Senior at @wayne-state-university - Computer Science and Mathematics major. Developer in languages: Visual Studio C++, Basic, Python, MATLAB, Pascal (Delphi), & Wordpress.

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A data-centric software company based in Detroit, Michigan. Turning Ideas into Unforgettable experiences!

ID 95530

Lauren Wolfe

CEO & Co-Founder Partyista

ID 205347

Jeff Moon

Sales and Operations Socialply LLC. Strong business background. Investor and successful Entrepreneur of retail stores and restaurants.

ID 108230

Gabrial Szakal

Apparel, Print & Web Designer, Brand Developer, Online Retailer, Social Media Marketer, Event Producer & Artist.

ID 7116

Eric Polerecky

Founder @shopreactor • Worked at @grasshopper, @pillar-technology

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Erik Alburg

Thinaire Head Of Development - Full Stack Ninja, Scalable Cloud Scholar, Front End Dynamo, and Mobile App Apprentice; Stellar Analytical & Team Building Skills

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Katie Curry

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Scott Hauman

Namer + Brand Strategist + Account Planner + Market Researcher = Big Idea Generator | Co-founder of | Partner in

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Erin Flynn

Co-Founder & CCO at @canopi

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Kyle Hilla

Founder of Apptopus, Inc.

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Jennifer Sulik

Experience creating custom integrated media programs and branded games for fortune 500 companies. Priorities-Player experience, generate revenue, company ROI.

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Nathan Mazur

Founder @mazur-senior-care-services. Entrepreneur since age 18. Lover of problem solving & Sales/marketing. Sold my company and looking for a new opportunity.

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Main Line Entertainment

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Matt Tyndall

Mobile Developer @compuware Founded @citytrend, Computer Science grad from @grand-valley-state-university

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