Tech and Innovation Must Play Central Role in Detroit Revival

by Latoya Irby Articles
Even as Detroit hits financial bottom, Techonomy retains its belief that applying tech and innovation can be a major aid toward a historic comeback. As Techonomy Detroit 2013 nears, the conference continues to grow its list of speakers and sponsors...

HealPay at the DBA show in Vegas

by Erick Bzovi Articles
We just got back from the DBA show in Vegas and met a bunch of great people. We were able to demo our software to several attorneys, 1st and 3rd party billers and hope to bring a few new clients on board...

The 5 Reasons Why People Invest

by Erick Bzovi Articles
A month ago something rare and refreshing happened in Detroit. David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect”, imported a vibrant assortment of tech titans into the Motor City for Techonomy...

Can Technology Redefine Detroit

by Latoya Irby Articles
What words come to mind when you think of Detroit? Some time ago, we asked this question of our GrowDetroit readership. Some answers reflected total hopelessness, while others conveyed promise and opportunity...

HealPay Making Debt Collection A Little Less Miserable

by Latoya Irby Articles
Debt collection is an ugly subject. Detroit-based startup HealPay hopes to make it a little less so —and to make debtors feel empowered — with their flagship collection service, SettlementApp...

DCI and decoupling business logic from ruby on rails

by Lancelot Carlson Articles
Every so often the rails community adopts new best practices and patterns because someone figured out a better way to architect their applications. One great example was when everyone was urged to push the logic out of...