Best Detroit Tech Startups Of 2011
At times it seems there's enough startup buzz in this town to power 12 of Dan Gilbert's M@dison buildings, but how does one sift through the business plans of IT wannabes to find the one that could be the next Apple?
We've compiled a list of the Top 11 Detroit tech startups of 2011 to get you acquainted with the energetic, rapidly expanding tech scene in the formerly-Motor City.
The so-called Webward push is looking to take Detroit 2.0 (or was it 3.0?) and make it a rival for Silicon Valley. The city's tech incubators, business accelerators and venture capital firms deserve a story of their own, and there's little doubt that Detroit Venture Partners, Bizdom U and Tech Town are playing a key role in getting Detroit tech startups started up. But others are doing it on their own, often looking to help city residents and nonprofit organizations help themselves, according to a report in Huffington Post.
Land use and real estate are a big theme, as are mobile apps. And don't forget social networking or crowd-sourcing. Whatever the tech pulse, Detroit's startups have at least one finger on it. And we have a feeling they won't be using cardboard boxes as desks for very much longer. So here they are: The Top 11 Detroit Tech Startups Of 2011. >>More here