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Mt. Elliott Maker Space

Why you should be excited for Maker Faire Detroit (and how you can win tickets)

Maker Faire Detroit is happening July 25 and 26 at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. Here's what to expect and how you can win free tickets.

Annette May, founder of Know Beer

So you think you know beer?

Just because you hang out at HopCat and have been to every brewery in metro Detroit doesn't make you a beer expert. But taking a class by Know Beer will.

Larry Bell Owner of Bell's Brewery and Eccentric Cafe.

Michigan-born businesses don't have to wander far from home to find more success

When it comes to expansion and finding continued success, multiple popular Michigan-born businesses decided to keep their operations close to home by expanding right here in the state. 

Building Bridges to Small Business

Opinion: Want to make a big impact on Michigan's economy? Think small

Typically, the Mackinac Policy Conference is about big things -- big ideas, big names, and big companies. This year, Rachel Lutz and some Detroit small business colleagues thought it would be fun to bring some small ideas, small names, and small companies to the high-profile gathering.

The panel at MakerLab 2015

Specialized skills and knowledge sharing are hallmarks of emerging local 'maker movement'

In a city that has experienced a decades-long decline in manufacturing jobs, a class of specialized laborer and craftsperson -- the so-called "maker" -- has seen a modest revival.

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Flower child capitalists turn low-profit company into gazelle startup, ardentCause

ArdentCause was launched with its co-founders resources and a few grants. Today, the social enterprise is on track to becoming a $1 million company.

A Model D speaker series event

Join us May 7 for MakerLab, a Metromode speaker series event

On May 7, Metromode and Model D are teaming up with The Henry Ford to bring you MakerLab, a series of live presentations by Detroit makers where they will discuss their craft and the city's growing maker culture.

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A guide to Record Store Day in metro Detroit

Metro Detroit is home to some fantastic record stores. Here's a rundown of a few of our favorites. Check them out on Saturday, April 18 for Record Store Day, then keep going back.

McClure's Pickles

Welcome to the Year of the Gazelle, a series looking at metro Detroit's fastest growing companies

Over the next year, we will identify the fastest-growing local companies and tell you the behind-the-scenes stories of the entrepreneurs, investors, and the resources that are building Michigan's new economy.

Co-working List

10 essential networks for metro Detroit creatives

Whatever role you play in the creative economy, an abundance of local networks and resources exists to support you. Here are 10 especially good ones.

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How metro Detroit became a national leader in mead making

Collaboration and good-natured competition have propelled metro Detroit's meaderies into a class of their own.

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Madison Heights, the Asian food capital of metro Detroit

The small city in Oakland County is home to dozens of restaurants specializing in cuisine from practically every country in Southeast Asia, as well as a handful of specialty grocery stores offering spices, produce, and a variety of dried goods that can't be found anywhere else in the region. 

Tom Kelly - Automation Alley, Director Of Entrepreneurship

OpEd: Startups should target customers before capital

Metro Detroit is not Silicon Valley, says Tom Kelly, Automation Alley's Director of Entrepreneurship. He argues that startups looking for investment need to be crafting their products and strategies around actual customer demand rather than speculative innovations.

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Can local crowdfunding startups compete in a crowded field?

Ten years ago the concept behind crowdfunding barely existed. Today, it's a mainstream source of investment for businesses, artists, communities and real estate. Which means, a new, growing industry of crowdfunding platforms has taken root in metro Detroit. 

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From almost famous to truly famous: Metro Detroit's up-and-coming chefs have arrived

Back in 2012 Metromode ran a two-part story on metro Detroit's up and coming restaurant scene and the chefs who were striving to make a name for themselves. So, where are these culinary young guns now? As it turns out, each and every one has not only delivered on their promise but exceeded expectations.
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