Treehouse, a learn-to-code-online company, is putting its platform where its mouth is and taking on one of America's toughest towns, economically speaking: Detroit.
Editor's Pick Dan Gilbert is a billionaire entrepreneur, pro sports team owner, and massive real estate investor. He also personally runs employee orientation for new employees of his more than 50 businesses.
How do you succeed online in the crowded, noisy, and sometimes scammy local search market? If you're Stik.com, you succeed by focusing on transactions that are infrequent, expensive, and have a high cost of failure.
It's not completely uncommon in these modern and advanced times to find Thomas Friedman the-world-is-flat-style disaggregated work that is sent to various locations all over the globe to be completed, re-assembled, and sold to a customer.
But you don't expect to find it in the construction industry.
"Please keep your questions focused on Techonomy," one of the media handlers said.
It seems crazy and counterintuitive at first: the job-seeker, who may not have a lot of extra cash, paying for his or her resume to be seen by a recruiter.
Can a services company like an app development house become a product company, and, as Silicon Valley VCs typically demand, command high multiples?
Most startups aren't as sexy -- or as musically talented -- as Rapt.fm. Then again, most CEOs aren't rappers, and most CTOs aren't beatboxers.
"Entrepreneurship is how America became great," Case said. "The good news is that we're still the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. The bad news is that all the other countries are trying to catch us."
"There are an enormous number of myths about Detroit," says Josh Linkner, a venture capitalist at Detroit Venture Partners. "It's really good to be here," says Bill Emerson, the chief executive of Quicken Loans, the largest online loan company in the U.S.
So VentureBeat will be in Detroit September 11-14, and we want to see all the cool startups.
As we all know, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is totally about innovation. Just ask patent trolls like Patent Group LLC or Select Retrieval … or the company they sued, Build.com. Or American entrepreneurs who are redirecting $30 billion …
The Motor City is welcoming an import to town.
Popular social network Twitter has taken up residence in downtown Detroit to push its Promoted Products ad suite to the nation’s recovering automotive companies.
Twitter’s new Detroit office, located in the …
We don’t hear “death of Detroit” stories as often now as we did a year ago.
When GM and Chrysler plunged into bankruptcy and the entire U.S. industry laid off tens of thousands of workers in one year, the effects …