Business and Economy

  1. The state of entrepreneurship

    The state of Michigan conjures certain classic images: the Great Lakes, the Motor City. Time to add “hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.”

  2. Easy Riders

    Shifting gears comes naturally to entrepreneurs. For the founders of Autobike, it’s the defining feature of their evolving startup–a bike that shifts automatically.

  3. A2 on the (high) rise

    Things are looking up in Ann Arbor—way up. A recent building boom is reshaping the city skyline, hastening a vertical shift in perspective.

  4. Recipe for success

    Savorfull CEO Stacy Goldberg, RN ’97/MPH ’99, is on a mission. She wants to prove that “free-from” foods can taste good. That’s welcome news to people who must avoid common allergens.

  5. Hatching a (business) plan

    Alumni siblings Andy and Emily Linn are feathering their family business with camaraderie and creativity in Detroit’s Cass Corridor.

  6. Reinventing the wheel

    Founders of tech startup Are You a Human could have set up shop anywhere—and they chose Detroit. Based in the historic Madison Building, they embody new momentum in the city.

  7. Student startup scores spot with national incubator

    Fetchnotes, founded by a team of U-M undergrads, is an innovative new cloud-based system that lets users organize information via phone, smartphone app, desktop widget, or web browser.

  8. Rebranding fundraising as fun

    It’s one thing to build a cool brand, says CrowdRise co-founder Robert Wolfe. But it’s even better to build a cool brand about giving back.

  9. Ross School brings Executive MBA to sunny SoCal

    Business professor-cum-shark diver George Siedel will teach the LA cohort of the Executive MBA Program this fall.