StartupDigest Hits Detroit To Generate Buzz on Area Entrepreneur Events

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StartupDigest, a San Francisco-based publisher of online newsletters covering startup communities, has just added the Detroit Metro area to the network of more than 50 areas it tracks worldwide.

The publication emails more than 100,000 subscribers across its network each Monday with events and reading lists surrounding the startup and innovation communities in their areas. The Detroit edition is curated by Jeff Epstein, founder of Detroit software startup Zferral, and Raji Bedi, a North Bridge Growth Equity veteran and founder of Web startup DoingTonight.com. The first e-mail letter for the Detroit metro region, which also covers Ann Arbor and East Lansing, went out today. Readers can subscribe here.

Bedi, a University of Michigan graduate who worked in Detroit for a few years before joining North Bridge in Waltham, MA, moved back to Detroit this past summer to work on DoingTonight, a Website that allows users to voice what they’re up to on a given evening. “It took some time to re-acclamate myself to Detroit area,” he says. “It can be a little bit shocking to come back to an area that’s still developing that [entrepreneurial] scene.”

“It’s going to be important to provide more transparent information so that everyone can rally around it to become collectively strong,” says Bedi of building up the Detroit startup community.

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