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Hyaat Chaudhary

Great outdoors leads Carbon Media Group to big things

"The over-arching theme is we represent the outdoors," says Hyaat Chaudhary, CEO of Carbon Media Group. "Our customers are outdoor enthusiasts. ... That's our sandbox."

Richard Chang

NewFoundry's growth comes down to four words: hire slow hire smart

"It's a slow process for us," Richard Chang, CEO of NewFoundry, says about adding staff. "We hire slow hire smart. ... It's really about taking the time to make sure these folks are a good fit. I want to make sure these folks have the right criteria to grow with us."

Noah Kaplan

CORDIAL company culture spikes Leon Speakers' growth

"Leon Speakers is a company filled with leaders," says Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers. "It's not just about the president and executive team as leaders. Every employee should be a leader."

Jesse Cory

1xRUN team building turns startup into second-stage star

"We were six employees and then 20," says Jesse Cory, CEO of 1xRUN. "We needed to figure out how to make that work and create different departments."

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MyFab5 hits key milestones without reinventing social media wheel

"Most users find MyFab5 through Instagram," says Omeid Seirafi-Pour, co-founder & CEO of MyFab5. "We give them value through our ability to introduce people to new options. You will find some awesome restaurants by following us."

MJ Cartwright

Seeing is believing spurs growth for Court Innovations

"As soon as they see it operating they see the value in it," says MJ Cartwright, CEO of Court Innovations. "They really get it and want to start using it."


Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security Network & D-Town Farms

Creating a cultural shift in how Detroiters think about food


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Students at Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti

Washtenaw County schools catch the International Baccalaureate bug

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