Midwest Stories

On the Pod: Lessons from Repeat Entrepreneur Jeff Epstein

On the Pod: Lessons from Repeat Entrepreneur Jeff Epstein

On this episode of Impact Michigan, our host Leann Abad sits down with Jeff Epstein, the founder of Ambassador. While he went to law school and passed the bar exam, Jeff has instead focused his career on entrepreneurship, having founded several companies throughout...

On the Pod: Amplifying Voices with Human Inclusive

On the Pod: Amplifying Voices with Human Inclusive

On this episode of Impact Michigan, our host Leann Abad sits down with the co-curators of Human Inclusive, Lia James and Christopher Guest. The Human Inclusive podcast amplifies voices and experiences of diverse communities. Beyond the podcast, they lead webinar...

On the Pod: Stepping Into Your Power with Laura Khalil

On the Pod: Stepping Into Your Power with Laura Khalil

On this episode of Impact Michigan, our host Leann Abad sits down with Laura Khalil. Based in Detroit, Laura is devoted to helping women embody the confidence and develop the clarity to speak up, get paid what they're worth, and lead mission-driven lives. She has...

These 10 Women are Driving Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Growth

These 10 Women are Driving Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Growth

Last week’s report about the state of women leadership in Chicago tech was a powerful reminder of where our successes are and where we can continue to improve. The data creates actionable opportunity for everyone — from individual contributors, to executives, to...

On the Pod: Finding Life’s Purpose with Rajiv Nathan

On the Pod: Finding Life’s Purpose with Rajiv Nathan

On this episode of Impact Michigan, our host Leann Abad sits down with Rajiv Nathan ("RajNATION"), Founder of Startup Hypeman. Based in Chicago, Startup Hypeman increases the success rate of startups by building messages that stand out to their audience and stand...

On the Pod: Why Competition is Good for a Brand

On the Pod: Why Competition is Good for a Brand

In this episode of the Impact Michigan podcast, our host Leann Abad sits down with Steven Mazur. Steven is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ash & Erie, a clothing brand for shorter guys. A metro-Detroit native, he's grown to love the city and its people — so much so that...

Sponsor Showcase: New Foundry

Sponsor Showcase: New Foundry

All of our sponsors are dear to us, but this next one is a little extra special. Like many of our sponsors, New Foundry, which is a product development firm that specializes in software solutions, has been a loyal Intermitten supporter from day one. But really, we...

Speaker Showcase: Lauren A. Hood

Speaker Showcase: Lauren A. Hood

When we talk with Detroiters about Intermitten and mention speaker Lauren Hood's name, we repeatedly hear one word in response: angel. With a reputation like that, we know that she is doing incredible work in the community and inspiring those around her! It's one of...

Sponsor Showcase: Cahoots

Sponsor Showcase: Cahoots

The internet is all abuzz right now about Cahoots, a central and purposeful hub for Ann Arbor's vibrant tech community. And that buzz is warranted. Cahoots is a labor of love that has taken several years to come into fruition, and it has sold out its space in that...

Community Showcase: Engage

Community Showcase: Engage

In our first year of planning Intermitten, we met a woman named Brooke Boyle who intensely loved talking to people, learning about them, and helping them find the resources they needed — even if that simply was a safety pin for their shirt. We quickly decided that...