Sarah is the editor of Xconomy Detroit/Ann Arbor. She joins Xconomy after working in Communications for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state's business development office, and the Michigan House of Representatives. She's an award-winning journalist who cut her teeth at the small but fiercely muckraking Missoula Independent, where she carved out a beat covering issues critical to Native American people living in the state of Montana. Her reporting resulted in institutional changes that forced local school districts to better serve Native students. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana and proudly calls Detroit "the most fascinating city I've ever lived in."
As a kid in the 1990s, Delane Parnell spent his formative years around Detroit’s 7 Mile and Burgess neighborhood in a home with no Internet. Today, he’s the founder and CEO... Read more »
A glance at the thermometer confirms summer is officially here—quite oppressively here if you’re in the Midwest—and that means the start of a handful of annual startup incubation programs in Michigan.... Read more »
Ushr, the Livonia, MI, and Lompoc, CA-based startup making high-definition mapping software for use in semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, has earned awards and accolades since it launched last year. The... Read more »
Summer is here, and with it, plenty of tech news from across Michigan. Startup Week Detroit kicks off on Monday, while other programs have fast-approaching application deadlines; grants have been awarded;... Read more »
In case you’ve missed it, the Indianapolis tech community is booming.
Indy is one of 20 finalists for Amazon’s second American headquarters, Salesforce’s 2015 acquisition of homegrown startup ExactTarget continues... Read more »
When a self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ, a few months ago, it shook up the mobility industry.
The accident served as a gut check, and it sent... Read more »
Americans are living through interesting times. Our politics have rarely been more polarized, income inequality continues to grow, gun violence is rampant, life expectancy has been in decline for several... Read more »
Structural, an employee-data management startup based in Indianapolis and the Twin Cities, today announced that it has raised $2.5 million in an equity investment round, with backing from High Alpha... Read more »
Each year, at the end of May, Michigan’s government, industry, and nonprofit leaders get together on Mackinac Island for a few days to discuss the day’s most pressing political issues. It’s... Read more »
Hc1.com, the Indianapolis startup focused on healthcare relationship management and data analytics, recently scored $7 million in new capital to expand its presence in the market and drive further adoption... Read more »
General Motors’ stock price was cruising after news broke this morning that Japanese holding company SoftBank has invested $2.25 billion into the automaker’s driverless vehicle division. Once the deal closes,... Read more »
In what company leaders describe as a “huge step,” Ann Arbor, MI-based precision medicine startup Strata Oncology this week closed a $26 million Series B investment round led by Pfizer Ventures... Read more »
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, an Ann Arbor, MI-based fund-of-funds, has racked up another $81 million after closing its third capital round last week.
The firm has raised a total of $205... Read more »
Amazon will invest $150 million in a new package fulfillment center on the west side of Michigan, the tech giant announced today.
Vascular-degenerative diseases such as critical limb ischemia are on the rise in the United States, but the millions of people affected by these disorders worldwide have limited treatment options and no... Read more »
Late last month, the University of Michigan-Dearborn unveiled a new autonomous shuttle project called MDAS.ai, in which students and faculty will build a driverless vehicle for low-speed, pedestrian-filled environments.
Made... Read more »
The tech industry and the investment community that funds it are notorious for being, shall we say, safe spaces for white men.
MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), a competition awarding more than $1 million to tech entrepreneurs driving economic opportunities for workers, is coming to Detroit.
Last month, the University of Michigan hosted a daylong conference about the economic and social impacts of future mobility, when autonomous and connected vehicles will likely upend transportation as we know... Read more »
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