Dug Song, CEO Duo Security

Dug Song is quite the cybersecurity savant. With over 20 years of experience in the field, he's both hacked into and created defenses for major universities, unicorn startups, and more. He's also one of Ann Arbor's biggest community builders, founding initiatives like the Ann Arbor Skatepark Action Committee, Tech Brewery, and A2 New Tech (6,000+ member Meetup group). 

Duo Security combines security expertise with a user-centered philosophy to provide two-factor authentication, endpoint remediation and secure single sign-on tools for the modern era. It’s so simple and effective, you get the freedom to focus on your mission and leave protecting it to them.

Links:

Duo: https://goo.gl/sxYeU7

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Devon O'Reilly, Manager, Entrepreneurship Detroit Chamber

Devon O'Reilly is a University of Michigan grad and Detroit advocate. After spending most of his career in Marketing, he began to start helping startups with his expertise in community engagement. Currently, he is the Manager of Entrepreneurship at the Detroit Regional Chamber. 

The Detroit Regional Chamber is a well connected and influential force powering the economy for Southeast Michigan. Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. Chamber activities and initiatives are centered on four strategic pillars: economic development, regional collaboration, education reform and member value. 

Links:

Detroit Regional Chamber: https://goo.gl/RnGbt9

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Kyle Steiner, Community Director WeWork

Kyle Steiner is a Detroit-native and advocate. Growing up in Grosse Pointe, he moved to the Upper Peninsula and attended Northern Michigan University for Marketing. After college, he started working in the early startup world of Detroit. Now, he directs community at WeWork's two Detroit locations and sole Minneapolis location. 

WeWork transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces. Get the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living.

Links: 

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Stella Safari, Director, gBETA Detroit

Stella is a Dartmouth grad proud to be a Detroit transplant. Coming to Detroit as a Venture for America Fellow, she worked at Invest Detroit as a Analyst and began to fall in love with the city. Currently, she runs gener8tor's gBETA and gALPHA programs in Detroit. 

gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year they invest $90K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during their 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through their network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

Links:

gener8tor: https://goo.gl/wzAKt9

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Jason Raznick, CEO Benzinga

Jason Raznick is a Michigan-native and one of the most helpful entrepreneurs I've had the pleasure of interacting with. Coining his philosophy the "doerarchy" way, he mentors and aids entrepreneurs in Detroit. 

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.

Links: 

Benzinga: https://goo.gl/s6AGDW

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Hunter Rosenblume, CEO Lunar Wireless

Hunter is a Detroit transplant from New York, and he's probably the most passionate Detroit entrepreneur I've ever met. 

Lunar lets you pay-per-app to get the data you need when you need it — no monthly bills attached. Make the switch and save hundreds annually.

Links:

Lunar: https://goo.gl/2zWhqd

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Heidi Craun, Director of Platform at Hyde Park Angels

Heidi hopped on an Amtrak just for this interview! (just kidding) She's a community building expert and customer doctor, having built multiple customer success/education teams at various startups. 

Currently, she operates Platform at Hyde Park Angels as well as organize Intermitten Conference. 

Links:

Hyde Park Angels: https://goo.gl/wvvxGf

Intermitten: https://goo.gl/sKQhKC

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Moody Mattan, CEO BrandVR

Moody Mattan is a Wayne State warrior, and after moving back to Michigan to start BrandVR, he quickly started gaining traction through partnerships with organizations like Movement Music Festival, Detroit Startup Week, and NASA!

BrandVR is a full-service AR/VR technology company which helps leading brands and organizations tackle tough problems using the power of immersive experiences. 

Links:

BrandVR: https://goo.gl/YoFYAu

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

The Mack Family

The Mack Family and Brothers are Detroit-based entrepreneurs! 

Austin and Undra (11 and 12 years old) learned how to code from our friends over at JOURNi Detroit, and after making their first app, they were hooked. Shortly after, they started APPly.IT and began to create more apps and even start a lawn care business over a summer! Their goal is to inspire more kids to be productive and do cool stuff. 

Links:

Austin's Instagram: @karatekid_ice

Undra's Instagram: @litdrizzy_1

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

 

Nathan Labenz, CEO Waymark

Part of the "Facebook class" at Harvard University (Class of '06), Nathan witnessed an opportunity to jump on a wave that eventually became the internet as we know it: social media. A Clinton Township native, he uses his marketing superpower to enable small businesses to utilize video marketing at scale. 

Waymark combines art and technology to build agency-quality videos for your business with just the click of a button. Designed by Hollywood producers and customized by their Content API, you can have a ready-to-run video in seconds. Big business campaigns, small business pricing. 

Links:

Waymark: https://goo.gl/Evbu7h

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Matt Roling, CEO BoostUp

Matt Roling is a Detroit-based entrepreneur who's had an interesting journey to entrepreneurship. He started out working at large companies, working at General Motors as an Auditor for a few years and even becoming a restructuring consultant and working on GM's bankruptcy. 

BoostUp's mission is to remove the anxiety associated with life’s biggest purchases. Through their platform, you'll be able to save up seamlessly for your next car or house. 

Links:

BoostUp: https://goo.gl/wNkptR

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

A Chat With Two Detroit CEOs

Phil Lacolla (CEO, Alocito) and Shane Bliemaster (CEO, Marketing Supply Co) joined us in the studio to chat about food, digital marketing, branding, adtech, and how tough it is being a founder! 

Alocito is a platform that allows people with limited time the opportunity to dine-in at their favorite restaurants in under 30 minutes. No wait, no check, no worries!

Marketing Supply Company is a Detroit-based marketing & advertising agency with expertise in social advertising, PPC, social media management, and more.

Links:

Alocito: https://goo.gl/fwWpxR

Marketing Supply Co: https://goo.gl/yoT1oY

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast

Josh Luber, CEO StockX

Josh came by the studio to chat about all things StockX, their future, his personal sneaker grails, and how fast they're growing! 

Dubbed the “Stock Market of Things,” StockX is an online platform where you can buy and sell authentic sneakers, handbags, watches, and apparel. They’re based in Detroit and are HIRING!

Check out www.stockx.com/jobs 

WeWork: www.we.co/podcast