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Feb
09
I’m #LongDetroit Even As Techstars Detroit Winds Down

I’m #LongDetroit Even As Techstars Detroit Winds Down

I’m sad to say the Techstars Detroit Accelerator has been wound down. If you’ve read the news, it’
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Jun
27
How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox

How I Processed a Backlog of 1,061 Emails to Reclaim My Inbox

This is an updated article I originally wrote for Entrepreneur.com. In this post, I detail my favorite hack for
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May
02
3 Rules I use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

3 Rules I use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

Each week, I receive 1,000 emails, take 15-30 meetings, and I manage a portfolio of 33 startups (soon to
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Feb
06
Detroit's Ascent to Become the Mobility City

Detroit's Ascent to Become the Mobility City

This is an expanded and updated version of an article I wrote for VentureBeat. Six years and 59 days ago,
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Jul
11

The Future of Automotive Mobility will be Powered by Open Source Software

This is an updated version of an article I originally wrote for VentureBeat. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal
5 min read
Jun
27

Why I love the Detroit startup scene

This is an updated version of an article I originally wrote for VentureBeat. People often ask me, “Why did you
5 min read
Oct
28

Unification is the Automobile Industry's Path to Mobility

I co-wrote this article with Reilly Brennan, Partner at Trucks Venture Capital. He writes an awesome weekly newsletter on the
4 min read
Nov
24

24 Business Insights I’ve Learned from Billionaire Dan Gilbert

I moved to Detroit a little more than 2 years ago, joining Detroit Venture Partners (DVP). While here, I’ve
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Oct
14

The One Competitor Your Startup Forgot About

Startup Competition is GoodStartups are competitive by nature. They are out to solve a problem or change the world in
4 min read
Apr
07

The Entrepreneurial Gold Rush: Why I moved from San Francisco to Detroit

Updated to include Detroit filing for bankruptcy on Aug 12, 2013. “If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably
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