The M@dison Block was announced Monday night by some of Detroit’s business leaders. The block consists of 26 start-up companies in a state-of-the-art hub that promotes innovation and creativity which will hopefully provide a spark to the Detroit economy. It represents a hope that many have for the city of Detroit. That hope stems from the attempt to diversify the businesses in the area, moving away from the traditional auto industry that has defined the Motor City for decades.
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What would you do if you were sitting in on a conference with some of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in the country? What if I told you that a co-founder of America Online, the vice president of global marketing solutions for Facebook, the creator of Twitter, and Quicken Loans very own chairman were all sitting in the same room discussing the importance of technology, particularly technology in Detroit? How would you react? I’ll tell you how I reacted – I was in awe.
This is pretty simple. Yahoo! recently announced they are laying off over 2,000 employees. We recently announced we are hiring. So, why not get the folks from Yahoo! on a plane and get them them a job here?
Today, we officially took the wraps off the M@dison building, an entrepreneurial hub of creative and technology companies committed to ”WEBward” Avenue — a digital and web centered corridor of growth and activity.
Detroit Venture Partners CEO Josh Linkner is a featured contributor in a new book that seeks to end malaria. It’s called End Malaria. Makes sense.
From Motown to Your Town, Earvin “Magic” Johnson is taking the winning shot with Android phones in our latest promotion alongside Dan Gilbert and Jay Farner!
There’s Magic in the air in Detroit. Check out this week’s Watch-It Wednesday clip to find out about Magic Johnson teaming up with Quicken Loans and Detroit Venture Partners!
Something very exciting happened at the White House today! Josh Linkner, CEO & Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners (part of the Quicken Loans family of companies) and Founder & Chairman of ePrize, was recognized as a “Champion of Change.”
Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced he’s joining forces with Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert to help rebuild the Detroit.