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Detroit-based Amber Engine, part of the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, was founded by a team of home-furnishing industry innovators, technologists and business experts. Our mission is to provide the most accurate, complete and timely record of product data for the home furnishings industry.
Founded in 2015 by Steven Mazur and Eric Huang, Ash & Erie is the premier menswear brand for men 5'8" and below, offering premium casual shirts, dress shirts, jeans, and other clothes for shorter men. Made from premium materials, Ash & Erie products are manufactured with particular attention to color, length, sleeve and inseam design to accommodate the body shapes of shorter men. Located in the heart of Detroit, Ash & Erie is part of the Quicken Family of Companies and is one of the fastest growing fashion companies in Michigan. Learn more about Ash & Erie at www.ashanderie.com.
Imagine what it would be like to get online, filter through all the noise and see only what you actually care about. With backstitch you can easily build your own personal view of web and automatically curate content from your favorite websites around your favorite people, interests, and topics.
Visit backstitch on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer and bring your own personal web with you wherever and whenever you want.
Campus Commandos is an advertising agency that helps brands market their products and services to college students on college campuses across the United States and Canada. We do this through our network of student brand ambassadors to turn college-aged consumers into lifelong customers. Clients include eBay, HP and Tommy Hilfiger.
Deck of Dice Created a mobile version of its patented dice game that allows for a variety of card and casino style games like rummy, poker, and craps.
Dictionary.com is the world's leading, definitive online and mobile resource dedicated to helping people master the art of language. We provide tens of millions of global monthly users with reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. Our leading mobile applications for reference and education have been downloaded more than 100 million times.
GreenLancer makes Subcontracting Design and Engineering EASY for Installers of Solar systems and Telecom antenna arrays. GreenLancer's solar marketplace of standardized services has been trusted by over 3,500 Solar Contractors to subcontract designs and engineering on over 75,000 solar projects.
Inspiration comes from how Henry Ford disrupted manufacturing by introducing the assembly line over 100 years ago. Today at GreenLancer.com, customers can digitize their workflows and transform their business operations into lean, assembly-lines-of-the-21st-century by tapping GreenLancer's winning combination of the latest technologies with the distributed workforce of the Gig Economy. Henry Ford once said, "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." Today, GreenLancer brings out the best in its customers by curing their pain with efficient ways to instantly scale-up their business through its innovative web-based, tech-based services.
InStore Finance is a billing and receivable management company helping retailers sell high end items and services on a payment plan. InStore Finance helps the retailer become “the bank” as the retailer makes the interest and turn lost sales into recurring revenue with a payment plan option for their customers. InStore Finance has generated more than $50M in online sales and helped more than 19,000 clients get the product and service they need.
Petram Data is a ground-breaking data science company with unparalleled access to data and algorithms--which allows them to precisely triangulate consumer financial profiles, their predictive purchase behavior, and patterns to improve customer acquisition, retention and growth. By utilizing clients’ 1st party customer data and overlaying it with proprietary 3rd party attributes, their team of data scientists develop AI-driven insights based upon customer personas, purchase history, engagement channels, and behaviors. This data-driven approach enhances existing marketing and messaging -- enabling brands to learn how to speak to their customers at the most crucial points of their shopping journey.
Petram Data was founded by CEO Dhani Jones, President Thiag Loganathan, CTO John Michael Bastos and Chief Growth Officer Jibreel Lockhart in the heart of Detroit.
The Quicken Loans Community Fund is the philanthropic arm of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender. Its strategy aims to support thriving, resilient and inclusive communities through data-driven investments in housing, employment and public life. Through its For-More-Than-Profit model, the Quicken Loans Community Fund recognizes that business and community are inextricably linked, and it purposefully brings together all of the assets of the Quicken Loans and Rock Family of Companies business – team member talent, technology, policy advocacy, and philanthropic resources – to invest in comprehensive community development in Detroit and across the country.
Since 2010, the Quicken Loans Community Fund has invested over $200 million into addressing complex issues like tax foreclosure, chronic unemployment, and support the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Alongside financial investments, the Quicken Loans Community Fund has organized team members to provide more than 725,000 volunteer hours nationwide, including 400,000 in Detroit.
For more information, see the For More Than Profit book, or visit visit QuickenLoans.org.
Sift is a modern employee directory that allows you to search your organization for the people you need. It connects you with the right people to keep everyone moving forward. Sift lets you search how you think: find people by name, title, phone number, skills, or interests - or try a combination. Individual profiles can be updated by the user and users have the ability to upload a photo, write a bio, and include skills and interests.
Virteom builds websites and mobile applications with a focus on post site launch growth. They achieve this with their Rhythmic Marketing Software, a marketing platform containing a wide range of marketing tools for small businesses.
Amrock Inc. is the nation's largest independent provider of title insurance, valuations and settlement services. The company is a preferred provider to nine of the top 10 mortgage lenders and delivers innovative solutions to streamline the real estate and mortgage financing experience for lenders, property owners and real estate professionals nationwide. The company, along with its 2,500 team members, is headquartered in Detroit and maintains regional operating centers in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
For more information and company news, visit amrock.com/blog
Amrock Title Insurance Company sets a higher standard for title insurance. Our experienced team knows that beyond the numbers and legalese, you want a reliable ally with the strength and initiative to protect what matters to you. We provide title insurance for one of the largest national title insurance agents, collaborating in timely and secure real estate transactions. Through personalized service, established financial reserves and advanced technology, we provide you with peace of mind to invest in your future.
Benzinga is a dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content that is coveted by Wall Street’s top traders. Benzinga provides timely, actionable ideas that help users navigate even the most uncertain and volatile markets – in real-time with an unmatched caliber. From breakouts to unusual volume, analyst ratings, futures and options, Benzinga is the leading full-service, one-stop shop for investors of all stripes and styles. We have three offices in total: Delaware, Michigan, and Chicago, IL.
Core Digital Media is a leader in online marketing and online consumer acquisition platform. Our websites LowerMyBills.com and ClassesUSA.com are fueled by an industry leading marketing platform which operates across a variety of financial and education markets working with more than 1000 unique partners. We operate in a fast paced, dynamic environment where everyone on the team “comes to win”. Our work environment is highly entrepreneurial and our success comes from our employees who voice their opinions and ideas to facilitate growth to our bottom line. Core Digital Media rewards hard work, promotes from within, supports career development and fosters a fun and friendly work environment.
Detroit Labs is a Detroit-based technology launch pad, specializing in the creation of iPhone, iPad, Android and Web applications. Born out of entrepreneurial spirit, and forged in the heart of Detroit, they are part of the technology boom driving the city's rebirth. Since its launch in the Spring of 2011, the company has completed projects for several large companies, including General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Caesars Entertainment. Detroit Labs is currently working on various augmented reality technologies, providing a new level of virtual realism to mobile devices. It also recently released its first iPad game - titled Finger Treadmill - which is currently available in the App Store. Detroit Labs is located in The M@dison Block which is quickly becoming one of the hottest high-tech entrepreneurial corridors in the nation. To learn more about Detroit Labs visit www.DetroitLabs.com.
Edison Financial is a Windsor-based digital mortgage startup that will serve the needs of consumers across Canada in partnership with Canada’s leading broker channel lenders. The company was founded by Hash Aboulhosn in 2017 with the goal of giving Canadian homebuyers a friendly, transparent and convenient mortgage experience. Edison is in the process of applying for its Ontario mortgage brokerage license with plans to expand to British Columbia and other provinces in the near future.
For more information, visit EdisonFinancial.ca or contact us at info@EdisonFinancial.ca.
ForSaleByOwner.com is on a mission to empower sellers and buyers with all the resources they need to sell or buy properties directly. With a suite of easy-to-use marketing tools that advertise listings across a network of top real estate websites and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), how-to guides and live customer support, we’ve been the leading “by owner” real estate website in the U.S. since 1999.
Lendesk is a Canadian technology company that is modernizing the mortgage industry for Mortgage Brokers and Lenders. Lendesk is piloting a graceful Point of Sale (POS) System for Brokers and a connection to Canada’s top Institutional Lenders including Scotia Mortgage Authority (Scotiabank), First National Financial, CMLS Financial, Equitable Bank, Merix, NPX, Lendwise, and more. Secure integrations with other industry providers make for a seamless user experience while robust bank-grade security measures provide peace of mind. The company was founded in 2014 by former Mortgage Broker and private lender, Alex Conconi of Conconi Growth Partners.
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lendesk team is composed of world-class software developers, app designers and online security experts. Lendesk is SOC 2 certified and annually audited by KPMG. Lendesk recently moved to a larger office in Yaletown to accommodate its growth as it looks to scale its workforce in 2019.
For more information and company news visit Lendesk.com.
Nexsys Technologies is a Detroit-based technology company focused on creating and delivering innovative solutions for smarter lending processes. The company’s award-winning solutions bring lenders and providers the tools, intelligence and connections they need to optimize their business practices. Visit NexsysTech.com to learn about the full suite of products.
Founded in 2001 and operating in 48 states, One Reverse Mortgage LLC is the second largest retail reverse mortgage lender in the country. The company’s specialized products allow homeowners, 62 years and older, the opportunity to convert some of the equity in their homes into tax-free money. In addition to this benefit, the homeowner is not required to make any monthly mortgage payments as long as they continue to live in their home. When the homeowner moves, sells the home or becomes deceased, the home is sold and the principal and interest owed on the loan is repaid from the sale proceeds. One Reverse Mortgage licensed professionals are experienced and trained to work with seniors. The company has helped thousands of people live a better retirement with the help of a reverse mortgage.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest home mortgage lender. The company closed $145 billion across all 50 states in 2019. In late 2015 Quicken Loans introduced Rocket Mortgage, the first fully digital mortgage experience. Today, 98% of all home loans originated by Quicken Loans utilize Rocket Mortgage Technology.
Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Quicken Loans and the Rock Family of Companies employ 18,000 full-time team members in Detroit’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit. Quicken Loans ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination by J.D. Power for the past ten consecutive years, 2010 – 2019, and also ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past six consecutive years, 2014 – 2019.
Quicken Loans has ranked in the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 17 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans “#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans.”
For more information and company news visit QuickenLoans.com/press-room.
Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), is a division of Quicken Loans that works exclusively with mortgage brokers, community banks and credit unions. QLMS partners provide incredible service to their clients, while tapping into the expertise, technology and award-winning process from Quicken Loans. The partner loan officer creates, and maintains, the relationship with the client. Quicken Loans approves, underwrites, processes and closes the loan in its name. QLMS has recently experienced massive growth. In 2019, QLMS closed more loan volume than in the previous five years combined. This has led to the lender’s offices in Charlotte and Detroit growing substantially. QLMS’ Charlotte office has been named one of the city’s best places to work by the Charlotte Business Journal for seven straight years, 2013 through 2019.
Rock Central is a Detroit-based professional services company obsessed with delivering innovative, effective solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients.
Team members here are experts in many different areas with roles spanning from executive consulting all the way to tactical implementation. Headquartered in Detroit, we also have team members in Cleveland, Phoenix and across the country. Here, we thrive at the intersection of people, process and technology and empower ourselves and our clients to unleash maximum potential with world class career growth and development. From the smallest venture to the largest enterprises, we believe having an impact is never a question—it’s part of our DNA.
Detroit-based Rock Connections is a contact services provider that makes interactions between brands and consumers easier and more effective. The company leverages technology, data, and industry-leading training to strategically connect with consumers in the most effective way - improving conversion rates and providing a greater return on marketing investments. Rock Connections has a proven track record of strengthening brand reputations and driving value for the businesses it represents. Serving a wide range of well-known, national brands, Rock Connections provides client care and sales in a variety of industries, including finance, automotive and health care.
For more information, visit: RockConnections.com.
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company of several FinTech businesses. These companies include Quicken Loans, the world’s largest online lender and its web-based One Reverse Mortgage unit; Amrock, a centralized 50-state provider of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a tech-enabled mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; Rocket Homes, a digital platform creating a seamless, fully-integrated home buying and selling experience for clients nationwide; RocketLoans, the fastest online personal loan platform in America; Rock Connections, a national strategic marketing company specializing in outbound and inbound client service for numerous online, technology and other businesses. Rock Holdings Inc. employs more than 16,000 team members and is headquartered in Detroit.
Rock Processing has partnered with International Bancard®, a local leader in the payment processing industry, to provide credit card, debit card, and automated clearing house (ACH) capabilities with superior client service and competitive pricing throughout the country.
Detroit-based Rock Ventures serves and connects Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of more than 100 companies. The Rock Ventures Family of Companies' mission is to increase growth, innovation and prosperity in the cities in which its more than 30,000 team members live, work and play. Key initiatives include real estate development, community investments and economic development.
Rocket Homes Real Estate LLC, formerly known as In-House Realty, manages a Partner Network of more than 25,000 premier real estate agents and has assisted over 500,000 consumers with their home buying and selling needs. All of its Partner Agents are prescreened and demonstrate exceptional client service, knowledge and experience in their local communities. In September 2018, Rocket Homes launched its new website that allows consumers to search for homes, connect with a real estate professional and obtain mortgage approval - creating a seamless, fully integrated home buying and selling experience. For more information, please visit RocketHomes.com.
At Rocket HQ, we believe everyone has the right to understand their finances. Our mission is to put financial literacy into the hands of everyone - no matter their education level or age. We’ll help you monitor your credit score, plan for your next big purchase and learn the steps you need to take to achieve your financial goals. Wherever you see your financial future, Rocket HQ will help you get there. For more information and to create an account please visit RocketHQ.com.
RockLoans Marketplace LLC (d/b/a Rocket Loans) is a national marketplace lending company specializing in online personal loans. As a recent addition to the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, Rocket Loans is committed to providing the most user-friendly lending process available today. The company boasts a client-centric, convenient and secure approach to the personal loan process that is best-of-breed in the marketplace lending industry. Loans received through Rocket Loans are made by Cross River Bank, an FDIC insured, New Jersey State chartered commercial bank, and serviced by Rocket Loans. For more information please visit RocketLoans.com.
StockX is the world’s first online consumer “stock market of things” for high-demand, limited edition products and features a live marketplace where participants anonymously buy and sell limited edition consumer products (such as sneakers) with stock market-like visibility. The StockX exchange offers buyers and sellers historical price and volume metrics, real-time bids and offers (asks), time-stamped trades, individualized portfolio tracking and analysis, as well as in-depth market analysis and news. StockX launched its inaugural marketplace in the secondary sneaker space with plans to expand to additional consumer product segments that have a natural need for a live secondary market.
Gaming and Hotels
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which opened in August 2014, is a $440 million full-service casino located in downtown Baltimore. The urban casino was designed to maximize connectivity with existing hospitality operators, neighboring sports venues M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the city’s famed Inner Harbor. Horseshoe Baltimore employs more than 1,700 team members and features 2,500 video lottery terminals, 100 table games and a 25-table World Series of Poker-branded poker room, along with three premier restaurants, a “Baltimore Marketplace” featuring authentic Charm City food outlets, and several bars and lounges. Horseshoe Baltimore was developed by Caesars Entertainment, along with joint venture partners Rock Gaming LLC, CVPR Gaming Holdings LLC, STRON-MD Limited Partnership, and PRT TWO LLC. During construction the development created more than 2,000 construction jobs. For more information please visit www.HorseshoeBaltimore.com.
JACK Entertainment is a Detroit-based urban gaming company focused on the development of gaming facilities that are designed to maximize connectivity and economic impact in the local areas where they reside. JACK Entertainment includes over 4,000 team members, 40 bars and restaurants, 375,000 square feet of gaming space and generates more than $800 million in revenues.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is the only luxury hotel in Cleveland, Ohio and the only city hotel to carry both Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond designations. The 206-room destination enjoys an ideal setting at 1515 West Third Street in the heart of downtown, providing convenient walkable access to Tower City Center, the Quicken Loans Arena and nearly all of the city’s main sports, music, dining, entertainment and cultural venues. The hotel is known for its creative local dining and bar experiences presented in MUSE, and for its exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level – a prestigious hotel-within-a-hotel featuring a relaxing Club Lounge, spectacular lake and river views, and complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and evening. For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/cleveland.
The world’s first Shinola Hotel is Detroit’s new living room. Located in the heart of the city’s historic Woodward shopping district, this 129-room boutique hotel offers a completely original hospitality experience.
Shinola Hotel’s accommodations are thoughtfully designed with varied layouts—featuring handcrafted millwork, custom mattresses, and wallpaper inspired by patterns found during the renovation process. The property marries two restored buildings—the old T.B. Rayl & Co. sporting goods and hardware store and a former Singer sewing-machine store—with three brand new buildings modeled after downtown Detroit’s historic architecture.
Indulge in a diverse array of culinary experiences at Shinola Hotel, featuring some of the best new restaurants in Detroit. Grab a classic cocktail in the Living Room or Evening Bar, taste the authentic Southern Italian dishes at San Morello, or try the brews and Detroit-style fried chicken at The Brakeman and Penny Red's.
With six food and beverage concepts from award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini and unique venues like Bixby Hall and the Birdy Room, the hotel is perfectly crafted to host any occasion.
Specially-curated onsite shopping options line “Parker’s Alley.” There is a mix of global brands like Madewell and Le Labo, and homegrown businesses like Drought and Good Neighbor that celebrate Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit.
With quality craftsmanship and flawless service as its foundation, Shinola Hotel is a partnership between Shinola, a Detroit-based watch and leather goods manufacturer, and Bedrock, Detroit’s premier multiservice real estate firm. The hotel, operated by Mac&Lo, features food & beverage from NoHo Hospitality, and design from Gachot Studios and Kraemer Design Group.
Established in 2004, Connect America is the largest independent medical alert company in North America. The company offers a comprehensive set of products and services allowing subscribers, principally aging consumers, to communicate rapidly and reliably with highly trained monitoring personnel in emergency situations. Everyday over 250,000 seniors and their loved ones put their safety and trust in Connect America.
GSTV is a data-driven, national video network delivering targeted audiences at scale across tens of thousands of fuel retailers.
Reaching 1 in 3 American adults monthly, GSTV engages viewers with full sight, sound, and motion video at an essential waypoint on their consumer journey. Analysis of billions of consumer purchases demonstrates that GSTV viewers spend significantly more across retailers, services, consumer goods and other sectors, following a fuel transaction.
While offering consumers entertaining and informative content, GSTV drives immediate action and creates lasting brand impressions, delivering measurable results for the world’s largest advertisers.
GSTV’s convenience and fuel partners include leading retailers like 7-Eleven, Arco, BP, Circle K, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, Exxon-Mobil, Gulf, KwikTrip, Marathon, Speedway and Sunoco.
For more information, please visit GSTV.com.
Kings III Emergency Communications delivers industry-leading emergency monitoring solutions for thousands of emergency phones to customers across North America. The company provides all-inclusive turnkey emergency monitoring service for building owners and property managers by providing the proprietary hardware, installation, monitoring and maintenance services for on-site emergency phones. Its solutions are available for use in elevators, at poolside, in stairwells, in parking garages, on parking lots, at AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators), in parks, greenbelts, stadiums and arena locations.
Founded in 1992, Protect America provides wireless home security systems, fire protection and home automation solutions across North America. As one of the fastest growing alarm companies in the nation, Protect America serves all 50 states and three provinces in Canada with home security, cutting-edge home automation and life safety products. Protect America’s name is its commitment; protecting homes and families everywhere.
Rapid Finance is a leading online financial services company that offers flexible funding solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Having provided more than $1 billion in financing to businesses nationwide, Rapid Finance helps clients obtain working capital funds quickly and seamlessly. The company has created a technology platform that underwrites small business loans and advances, providing its customers with capital quickly and efficiently, opening up the market for capital to small businesses through its unique web-enabled system.
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a private equity firm that invests in financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. Rockbridge owns equity stakes in ABUV Media, Connect America, Gas Station TV, Kings III Emergency Communications, Northcentral University, Protect America, RapidAdvance and Robb Report. Since its inception, Rockbridge Growth Equity has managed more than $500 million of equity in its portfolio of companies.
White Glove is a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful with two powerful, yet oftentimes cumbersome, client-getting strategies: educational seminars and social media. With White Glove’s two done-for-you programs – Triple Guaranteed Seminars and Social Connect™ – professionals can grow their business without spending extra time booking venues, following up with seminar registrants or keeping social media channels updated with great content. White Glove handles all that...and more. Clients benefit from countless freed-up hours that they can spend on other important things – like their own clients, their family and activities they enjoy – all without sacrificing results. For more information, visit www.whiteglove.com.
Real Estate Services
Detroit-based Bedrock acquires, develops, leases, finances, and manages commercial and residential buildings primarily in Detroit and Cleveland. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested more than $5.6 billion in acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 16 million square feet. Bedrock’s real estate portfolio consists of more than 330 office and retail tenants in Detroit’s technology-centric downtown. For more information, visit BedrockDetroit.com.
Detroit-based Pophouse is a full-service design studio specialized in interior, industrial, and environmental graphic design. Founded in 2013 by Jennifer Gilbert, a graduate of Michigan State University’s interior design program, Pophouse creates inspiring spaces for culture driven organizations. They have completed a wide range of design projects including finishes, space plans, custom furniture, branding, wayfinding, signage and artwork to transform spaces into ones that highlight culture, increase productivity and optimize business outcomes.
Pophouse serves a diverse portfolio of clients, including Delta Air Lines, General Motors and the Rock Family of Companies. They strive to positively impact people through design and recognize that purposeful design has the ability to change the way people work, live and interact with each other. By leveraging industry research and business intelligence, Pophouse creates meaningful design strategies that inform every approach to their many different projects.
Rock Security provides 24/7 safety and security services to the more than 30,000 team members of the Rock Family of Companies as well as tenants and visitors.
We’re proud to be part of a number of collaborative public-private partnerships which include local, state and national law enforcement agencies and first responders, other businesses organizations along with non-profit and community stakeholders – all which work toward the common goal of enhancing public safety in Detroit, Cleveland and our other home cities.
Rock Security is dedicated to superior safety and security services through leadership, innovation, adaptability and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Sports Media and Entertainment
100 Thieves is a professional American esports team founded in April 2016 by veteran Call of Duty (CoD) champion, Matt “Nadeshot” Haag. Originally established as a lifestyle, streetwear and professional gaming brand, 100 Thieves first competed in the 2016 Call of Duty World League Season 2. In November 2017, 100 Thieves announced its entrance into the League of Legends (LoL) North American franchise after receiving investment from Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and the 2016 NBA Champion team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. As the newest entrant into the LoL franchise, 100 Thieves is fully committed to dethroning the best and have developed a world-class roster, including pr0lly, Aphromoo, Ryu, Ssumday, Meteos and Cody Sun. For more information, visit www.100thieves.com.
On July 7, 2011 the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they would own and operate a new NBA Development League franchise in Canton, Ohio known as the Canton Charge. The move illustrated Cavaliers ownership’s commitment to create a culture of success by putting the team in the strategic position to take an active part in the player development process. Now the NBA G League after partnering with Gatorade to become the first U.S. pro sports league with an entitlement sponsor, the Charge are one of 28 teams fostering young basketball talent. The NBA G League set records for players on end-of-regular-season NBA rosters with NBA G League experience (272) – a total of 52 percent of all NBA players – and unique NBA players assigned (105), during the 2018-19 season.
The Canton Charge is owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and majority owner Dan Gilbert. Leading business operations for the Charge is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Levy. Overseeing basketball operations is Director of G League Operations Brendon Yu, and the team is led by Head Coach Nate Reinking. The Charge play all of their home games at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in downtown Canton.
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) is the Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate in the NBA 2K League. Co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league and features the best NBA 2K players in the world.
As with each team in the league, Cavs Legion players live in their home market (Cleveland) during the season and travel to New York City each week to compete at the NBA 2K League Studio for regular season and tournament games that are streamed across the world on Twitch and YouTube. Learn more at CavsLegion.com and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch @CavsLegionGC.
The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is committed to delivering a championship-caliber experience both on and off the court that will positively impact and elevate the Cleveland community, the region and fans everywhere. Dan Gilbert is Chairman of the Cavaliers, Len Komoroski is Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO, Nic Barlage is Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse President of Business Operations and Koby Altman is the Cavaliers GM. The organization continues to make high-level investments in their player roster and future while serving a catalytic role in the continued growth and vitality of downtown Cleveland as it becomes a place to live, work and play 24/7. The Cavs organization is also deeply committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Northeast Ohio with a full slate of community outreach initiatives, including a deep level of engagement and investments to eliminate blight in Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
The team is led by Head Coach John Beilein and a roster that includes five-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love and fellow NBA Champions Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova. The team also features rising stars Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman along with 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection Collin Sexton and rookies Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr. and Dylan Windler. In 2016, the Cavaliers delivered Cleveland its first championship in 52 years and became the only team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to become NBA Champions.
The Cavs play their home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The venue recently underwent a transformative renovation to update the nearly 26-year old venue, home to over 200 diverse events that draw over two million people downtown each year. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will host the NBA All-Star Game in 2022. To learn more and view renderings of the project, visit RMFHTransformation.com.
Follow the Cavs on Twitter (@cavs), Instagram (@cavs) and Facebook (facebook.com/cavs).
The Cleveland Monsters are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The team began play in 2007 and since 2015 has served as the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Monsters play home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland and have one Calder Cup championship, after winning their first title in 2016. The Monsters continue a longstanding tradition of professional hockey in Cleveland, which includes the AHL’s Cleveland Barons, winners of nine Calder Cups.
Fans have come to expect fun, affordable, family entertainment from the Monsters, enjoying such promotions as 1-2-3 Fridays ($1 Sodas, $2 Hot Dogs, and $3 Beers) and Monsters Family Days, plus other favorites like “Cleveland Rocks” Night and Pucks & Paws. As the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, fans are also able to watch the future stars of the NHL competing in Cleveland. The Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.
Widely regarded as the global authority on the luxury lifestyle, Robb Report features directional content from the world’s foremost luxury experts. Synonymous around the world with affluence, luxury, and the best of the best, Robb Report attracts a discerning audience with a shared appreciation and desire for quality, artisanship, heritage, fine design, and exclusivity – core elements that define true luxury.
Feel the rush of excitement as your favorite artist takes the stage. Experience the heart-pumping adrenaline as the crowd goes wild for the home team. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is THE place to enjoy a night out with your family and friends, where good times happen and memories are always made!
Home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL Cleveland Monsters and host to the best entertainment in the region, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse welcomes close to two million guests to 200+ events each year, including world-class concerts and family shows.
In addition to Cavs basketball and Monsters hockey, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is proud to host signature sporting events such as the Mid-American Conference’s (MAC) men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments. In 2015, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse was the host site for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals, and has also hosted the second and third rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships, 1997 NBA All-Star Game, the 2007 NCAA Women’s Final Four and the United States Figure Skating Championships in 2000 and 2009. The FieldHouse will also be home to the upcoming 2020 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2022 NBA All-Star Game and 2024 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Final Four.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse recently underwent a transformative renovation to update the nearly 26-year old venue. With the introduction of the Power Portal, a fully immersive LED tunnel; a world-class art program showcasing work from 22 local, national and internationally recognized artists; and neighborhoods and fan destinations that include food from celebrity chefs Michael Symon, Rocco Whalen, Jonathan Sawyer, Karen Small, Matt Mytro, Tiwanna Scott-Williams and Vic Searcy; and much more, we’re always finding new ways to provide the best fan experience in all of sports and entertainment.
Our choices have power. One by one, they can give a story shape. Bring an idea to life. Turn your world on its head, or open the door to another one. Every choice we make—before, during and after the camera starts rolling—is an opportunity to move someone. So we don’t take choices lightly. We celebrate them. We obsess over them. Even the small ones. Especially the small ones. Because that could be the choice that changes everything. We are Woodward Original. A creative content factory based in the heart of Detroit. We choose to spend our days building stories that entertain, inform and inspire—from creative development to production to post. It’s one of the best choices we’ve ever made.
Xenith was founded on a mission to put athletes first and improve football safety. Their progressive approach to helmet technology disrupted a long-complacent industry for the better – and season after season, Xenith keeps raising the bar. Designed for the committed athlete, Xenith products enable the athlete’s pursuit with advanced fit, feel, style, and an innovative approach to safety & technology. Every Xenith helmet achieves top safety ratings, which enables every athlete to take the field with the confidence to play at their best.
For more information, please visit www.xenith.com or engage with us on Twitter and (Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/xenith/).
Startups and Venture Capital
Airspace Link is a software company based in Detroit, creating the “Highways in the Sky” enabling the drone industry to use the safest drone operational locations or routes in the community. Airspace Link is an FAA Approved UAS Service Supplier (USS) of the Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability (LAANC), providing drone pilots with access to controlled airspace at or below 400 feet. Airspace Link’s AirHub™ is the first SaaS drone platform focused exclusively on merging the needs of federal, state & local government with the operational planning tools pilots already use. We provide single authoritative data sources across multiple levels of government and protects citizens' safety while supporting drone operations with clear advisory risk areas.
Autobooks is a fintech company located in Detroit, MI - providing integrated invoicing, payment and accounting software for online banking platforms. Through Autobooks, financial institutions can provide essential tools to small business owners to help them grow. Visit www.autobooks.co to learn more or inquire with your banking core technology provider.
Bloomscape is here to help strengthen your relationship with plants. We make buying plants easy by delivering healthy, ready-to-go plants to your door and setting you up with the tips and tricks you need to help your plants thrive. Plants make life better. We make plants easy.
Courtside Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund, investing across media and gaming, with a particular strategic focus on sports. Built by a team of notable entrepreneurs and investors, they provide strategic support by leveraging industry relationships and domain expertise to help companies gain a competitive advantage.
Backed by investor Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures, Quicken Loans and majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers; WPP, the world's leading advertising firm; and Bruin Sports Capital, Courtside Ventures invests in companies across the US and internationally. Courtside Ventures' main headquarters in Detroit are based in the Madison Building, which has been the epicenter of Detroit's growing technology and entrepreneur scene. Courtside also has members of their investment team based in New York City.
For more information, visit www.CourtsideVC.com.
Detroit Venture Partners is a Detroit-based venture capital firm on a crazed mission. We back and seed early-stage technology companies that have a purpose. Our purpose is to help rebuild the Detroit area through entrepreneurial fire. We view business building as a palette for creative expression and an opportunity to make a difference and change the world. If not, why bother? We are creative business builders, not money managers. We are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs build and grow meaningful companies.
Hi there. We're Floyd!
Floyd began because we were tired of disposable furniture. So we set out to design products of lasting quality for how people live today. Furniture should be made for the home, not the landfill. Made with materials that last. It’s a different way of making furniture. We call it furniture for keeping.
Genius is a massive online knowledge project that allows users to provide annotations and interpretation of song lyrics, news stories, primary source documents, poetry, and other forms of texts. The annotations are powered by a worldwide community as well as famous and notable figures. Some annotations are deeply informative, while others are more playful and inventive; the best annotations include a little bit of everything.
Grand Circus is a technology training institute located in the heart of downtown Detroit. It delivers training that produces world-class technologists. Grand Circus offers courses in web and mobile development, digital marketing, design and entrepreneurship. Grand Circus pinpoints the most acute technological skill gaps and delivers outcomes that matter. It provides an inspiring and collaborative work environment for a hand-selected group of the region's most exciting companies and facilitates events where startups, established companies, students, investors, and like-minded individuals can meet to share passion, exchange ideas, enjoy a beverage, and perhaps exchange a business card or two.
Detroit-based Guardhat is a leading Industrial IoT technology company specialized in developing wearables, infrastructure and software platforms to provide a safer and more productive work environment for frontline industrial workers in heavy manufacturing industries. Founded in October 2014 by industry veterans and former steel & mining CEO Saikat Dey, Guardhat’s mission is to modernize safety and enhance last mile connectivity in the industrial workplace. By combining cutting-edge, wearable technology with advanced proprietary software, Guardhat is able to proactively monitor a user’s location, health and work environment. The software platform collects and analyzes on-the-job data which is used to enhance industrial worker safety and productivity programs. Based out of its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Guardhat operates globally with offices in Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Bangalore, India; and Paris, France. Guardhat holds 8 patents across areas of Connected Worker, Real Time Location Systems and Wearable Solutions. For more information, visit: www.guardhat.com.
LevelEleven is a performance optimization platform, primarily used by VP’s of Sales and Marketing to motivate the behaviors that will drive your business. We help to identify the key behaviors or initiative you want your team focused on and then create real-time visibility, leaderboards and collaboration around those behaviors and initiatives. It’s like flipping on a full-blown marketing campaign within the walls of your own company.
Ludlow operates differently because we’re a different kind of VC. We believe in VC without ego. We wear our hearts on our sleeves, avoiding the puffery and posturing that has given venture capital a bad name. We fund the dreams of entrepreneurs and startups, becoming close friends with the teams we invest in. We invest with insane conviction and love backing the right teams when others think it's too early.
Truly great companies are built on trust and friendship (and rainbows and luck). VC is a customer service business. Whether it's testing product, leveraging our network, or forcing people to download your app, we're here to help. You make our dream jobs possible and we're forever thankful for that.
Marxent is disrupting furniture and DIY retail with 3D Cloud™, the full-service omnichannel 3D content and visual design platform powers Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 3D Room Designer experiences for Macy's, Ashley Furniture, American Woodmark and other major retailers. Marxent is the first company to record Virtual Reality sales of real world objects in a physical retail environment - including the first kitchen remodel and the first living room furniture set sold using VR.
May Mobility brings communities closer together, with fleets of self-driving vehicles that make short distance travel safe, personal, and effortless. From business districts to educational campuses to residential areas, May provides a fully-managed, right-sized microtransit service that helps people engage more fully in the places where they live and work, while helping make the streets safer and supporting healthier local economies. Its pilot in downtown Detroit was the first successful self-driving vehicle to replace an existing transportation solution on city streets. May’s founders bring unparalleled expertise in academia, innovation and the auto industry, counting University of Michigan’s APRIL lab, MIT, the DARPA Urban Challenge, Ford, GM, GM Ventures, and Toyota among recent experience. Their goal is to realize a world where self-driving cars will reduce the need for individual car ownership, encourage better land use and foster more vibrant, livable communities. The company is backed by BMW i Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Maven Ventures, SV Angel, Tandem Ventures, Trucks Ventures, and YCombinator.
At Plain Sight, our goal is to prevent missed opportunities by bridging connections between people already near each other. 375 million mobile workers around the world are missing out on profitable opportunities to connect because they are making blind decisions about where to work and who to work alongside. Additionally, networking at random results in time wasted on connections that don't align with career goals.
Plain Sight makes it easy to establish the type business relationships you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for talented people to partner with, potential new clients, or just like-minded people, we connect you in real-time. Right time. Right place. On purpose. www.plainsight.app
Based in Columbus, Ohio, PriorAuthNow’s powerful, secure software works with EHR systems and connects directly with insurance carriers, making it the fastest, most economical way to submit, monitor and complete prior authorizations. The company’s platform eliminates the need for lengthy phone calls, going to many different payer sites, and filling out the many different authorization forms – saving providers and their staff countless administrative hours.
Quikly is a fresh innovation on the popular flash sale model seen today. By incorporating variable pricing and timely releases, Quikly has created a much more effective means of building a viral frenzy around branded products and services. Utilizing a stair-step price model (escalating pricing as more users claim), Quikly plays on the underlying concept of ‘the quicker someone acts, the bigger the deal.’ To add fuel to the fire, the platform is seamlessly social, meaning each time a user claims an offer, it’s shared over Facebook, allowing deeper brand engagement.
Rockbot provides social music for restaurants, bars and other venues by offering highly customized streaming and a social jukebox app experience for customers. Rockbot music is fully licensed for commercial use with a library of more than eight million songs. Rockbot was named Best Music Tech Company at South by Southwest 2011 and is currently expanding its services to venues across the country.
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. It is more flexible than the typical training tools on the market. Not only can you learn and teach on Skillo, companies have used us for everything from sales to HR/compliance training, board presentations, competitive research, and financial auditing. We try to make Skillo as easy to use as possible. How you use it is up to you.
Waymark is an online video maker that gives anyone the power to make exceptional video ads in seconds. Waymark templates are easy to personalize and built to perform anywhere you need a video ad. Just find a template that’s right for you, personalize it in seconds, and start marketing.
Waymark is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and is online at waymark.com.
WSC Technologies' AI driven platform analyzes live sports broadcasts, identifies each and every event that occurs in the game, creates customized short-form video content and published to any digital destination.
This seamless and frictionless workflow enables partners to instantly generate and distribute professionally edited videos on a large scale, to maximize exposure and create innovative monetization opportunities.
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