These businesses are coming here as part of Techstars Detroit’s “13-week program that will hone their business plans and connect them with industry leaders from Ford Motor Co.'s incubator Ford X, Honda Innovations, Lear Innovation Ventures and others.” Techstars Detroit is a Colorado-based company which came to Detroit in 2015 and has introduced dozens of tech start-ups to Detroit. One such company is Le Car, started by Detroit native Tamara Warren. Le Car is an app that uses artificial intelligence to ease car shopping through personalized recommendations.
Reading this article made me feel so appreciative to be in Detroit during such an important time during the city’s revitalization. It truly amazes me how quickly Detroit has been able to turn itself around after the economic downturn, and it seems like it may bounce back to become even greater than it was before the downturn. Companies are excited to come to Detroit and see it as a great place to grow their businesses.
Having spent the last six weeks in Detroit, I can definitely see why the city is able to draw attention from start-up tech companies. While Detroit isn’t exactly Silicon Valley quite yet, there are so many opportunities to meet the community’s needs here, and people seem to be open to innovative solutions that will continue to push the Motor City toward success. Additionally, a great number of investments are being made by people like Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, to support local businesses. Therefore, I have faith that Detroit will continue to grow; I feel a sense of pride in being able to participate in its revitalization.