detroit entrepreneurs http://michiganradio.org en Why this guy is pitching Detroit at SXSW festival in Austin http://michiganradio.org/post/why-guy-pitching-detroit-sxsw-festival-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The South by Southwest festival is happening right now in Austin, Texas. It's where the cutting edge of music, technology and new thinking all come together.</span></p><p>And that's where our next guest has been busy pitching Detroit to all those creative entrepreneurs. Earlier this week, he hosted a session called "We're Moving to Detroit, and So Should You."</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dqfEyJyxNY</p><p>Iain Lanivich is the digital creative director of Lowe Campbell Ewald, and he joins us from Austin.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:25:33 +0000 Stateside Staff 16825 at http://michiganradio.org Why this guy is pitching Detroit at SXSW festival in Austin Are Detroit's female and minority entrepreneurs ignored? http://michiganradio.org/post/are-detroits-female-and-minority-entrepreneurs-ignored <p>There has been much talk – some of it here on this show – about opportunities for entrepreneurs in Detroit.</p><p>After more than a century of being dominated by big business – General Motors, Chrysler, Packard – the new look of business in Detroit is small, nimble, and full of innovation.</p><p>Some have raised the question whether there has been an inordinate amount of attention paid to white entrepreneurs – and male entrepreneurs.</p><p>Lisa Cook, an associate professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University, says that many are ignoring women and ethnic minorities’ roles in Detroit’s entrepreneurial scene.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:05:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 16419 at http://michiganradio.org Are Detroit's female and minority entrepreneurs ignored? Specialty toy store opening in downtown Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/specialty-toy-store-opening-downtown-detroit <p>A new toy store is opening on Woodward Ave. in Detroit next week. It'll be the first toy store in downtown Detroit since the Hudson's department store closed almost 30 years ago.</p><p>Spielhaus Toys will be a pop-up specialty store in <a href="http://dhivedetroit.org/">D:hive's</a> retail space from Oct. 25 to Christmas Eve. D:hive is an organization in downtown Detroit that allows local entrepreneurs to test out their ideas in their retail space for two months.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:20:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14895 at http://michiganradio.org Specialty toy store opening in downtown Detroit Michigan universities producing entrepreneurs faster than national average http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-universities-producing-entrepreneurs-faster-national-average <p>Michigan’s three biggest universities are producing young entrepreneurs twice as fast as the national average.</p><p>That’s according <a href="http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Portals/0/upload/URC_13%27_Report_on_Entrepreneurship_FINAL_Secure.pdf">to a report by East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group</a> released today at a conference of business leaders and politicians on Mackinac Island.</p><p>Debbie Dingell is chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.</p><p>“What’s clear is that we in Michigan have young people with ideas, and we’re giving them a university system that’s giving them the tools that they need to actually go out and start that business,” said Debbie Dingell, chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.</p><p>The report says almost half of the new businesses started by college grads have been started or acquired in Michigan.</p><p>University officials say they’ve revamped their curriculum in recent years to encourage entrepreneurship among students. Thu, 30 May 2013 21:28:49 +0000 Jake Neher 12826 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan universities producing entrepreneurs faster than national average Stateside: Food Entrepreneurs http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-food-entrepreneurs <p>There is an explosion of locally made jams, sausages, salsas and granolas filling the shelves of grocery stores and farmers’ markets. People like Frank Gublo, an Innovation Counselor at the<a href="http://productcenter.msu.edu/"> Michigan State University Product Center</a>, are largely responsible for local food’s prevalence.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:54:02 +0000 Stateside Staff 9362 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Food Entrepreneurs White House honors Detroit entrepreneurs http://michiganradio.org/post/white-house-honors-detroit-entrepreneurs <p>The White House has honored two Detroit-based entrepreneurs as <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/17/champions-change-young-entrepreneurs-celebrated-white-house">Champions of Change</a>.</p><p>Josh Linkner and Torya Blanchard were two of 11 young entrepreneurs who shared their stories about starting businesses in Washington, DC Thursday.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:37:15 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3822 at http://michiganradio.org White House honors Detroit entrepreneurs