Posts about Startup

6 Reasons You Should Rent a Coworking Space in Detroit

February 25, 2016

The basic principles of coworking go way back. Centuries ago artists and writers participated in collectives that likely looked a lot like what we now call coworking. For the uninitiated, coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, yet independent activity. Unlike the typical office environment, a coworking space is generally shared by individuals from different organizations and professions.

Detroit coworking space at Grand Circus

A recent study estimates that by 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be independent workers. With this growing freelancer economy, a rise in dedicated coworking spaces makes sense. But what are the benefits and why should you consider renting a desk in a Detroit coworking space?


Startup Spotlight: Incipia

December 16, 2015

Incipia is a more recent addition to the Grand Circus coworking community.Incipia is an emerging mobile tech firm that aims to help businesses stay relevant and accomplish their goals in the age of mobile by designing, developing and marketing mobile apps..

Sparkhouse Labs, coworkers at Grand Circus

Metro-detroit natives, Gabe Kwakyi (Co-Founder/CEO) and Gregory (Co-Founder/CTO) were inspired to return to the Motor City and start Incipia.

“We love Detroit. We grew up around here and we know other people who are a part of Detroit’s economic resurgence,” said Gregory. “I have a sister, for example, who works for Gleaner’s Food Bank. She’s given me a really good impression of what’s happening here and really understanding how local businesses play into it. We’re around a lot of other people who are doing the same thing and it’s really contagious.” (more…)

Interning at a Startup: What to Expect When You Don’t Know What To Expect

August 21, 2015

So what should you expect while interning at a startup? In short: expect everything.

Interning at a startup is an experience unlike any other.  Most likely, there will be under 50 employees and you will be among the youngest in the office.  This was the case in my experience, and while I had dedicated tasks every week and reported to a small team within the office, I still worked extensively with everyone else.  “It’s like a family.”  You’ve probably heard it before. But, you do develop a cozy sense of familiarity.  This definitely makes approaching a new internship less intimidating.  Soon enough, it’ll feel like you’ve worked at your
startup for way longer than you actually have.

Interns from 2015