Check out this interactive visual guide to startups, founders and venture capitalists. It is a phenomenal tool to search and view startups by category or term. The piece was a collaboration between Visually, Accurat, and Ben Willers and is useful for anyone interested in learning more about the startup and entrepreneurial industry.
Whenever I meet a new startup, I treat it like a rock band. Not only because I believe startups are rock stars, but because I have learned—from my experience as the owner of an indie record label and as an early-stage investor—that there are a lot of similarities between the two.
by David Ning
Personal finance blogger
David Ning’s startup story isn’t traditional, but he nonetheless embodies a quality that you must have in order to succeed in starting your own business: “Being open to change helped me tremendously along the way.” Check out his passion project — MoneyNing.com
With a suddenly booming startup scene and an inflow of young talent, many insiders see Detroit as the new frontier for entrepreneurship.
“If you walked around downtown Detroit two years ago, you would have been the only person there,” says Matt Mosher, founder of hiredMYway, an online resource for job seekers. “Today, it feels like a totally different country. People are everywhere, shops and restaurants are everywhere and startups are popping up every day.
“Earlier this year, I was looking for an apartment and got into a bidding war with another tenant. It’s crazy exciting here right now.”
Read more about the future of Detroit on OPEN Forum.