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Office Evolution Experiences Early Co-Working Success in Ann Arbor
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Office Evolution Experiences Early Co-Working Success in Ann Arbor

There are a number of successful co-working locations in Ann Arbor, so what makes yet another one special? David Whitinger of Office Evolution Ann Arbor said that he was looking for an opportunity that would reflect the culture of startups in Ann Arbor, and Office Evolution out of Denver really spoke to him because of the layout. Unlike most open-concept co-working spaces that aim to foster collaboration and socialization through single desks packed into an open room, Office Evolution is an office concept that allows teams to close their office door for private conversations, then emerge into the shared office kitchen and lounge for more connection. For teams engaged in proprietary discussions–automotive, legal, security, for instance–it’s an essential difference. And that is who has populated Office Evolution.

Office Evolution Experiences Early Co-Working Success in Ann Arbor
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Office Evolution Experiences Early Co-Working Success in Ann Arbor

There are a number of successful co-working locations in Ann Arbor, so what makes yet another one special? David Whitinger of Office Evolution Ann Arbor said that he was looking for an opportunity that would reflect the culture of startups in Ann Arbor, and Office Evolution out of Denver really spoke to him because of the layout. Unlike most open-concept co-working spaces that aim to foster collaboration and socialization through single desks packed into an open room, Office Evolution is an office concept that allows teams to close their office door for private conversations, then emerge into the shared office kitchen and lounge for more connection. For teams engaged in proprietary discussions–automotive, legal, security, for instance–it’s an essential difference. And that is who has populated Office Evolution.

Award-Winning Finji Games Launches Overland Apocalyptic Road Trip Game
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Award-Winning Finji Games Launches Overland Apocalyptic Road Trip Game

Sometimes you hear a Michigan “we had to leave because of the economy story” and it makes you happy, because success lay elsewhere–and then you still got to welcome them home. This certainly is the case with Finji Games co-founders Adam and Rebekah Saltsman, a husband wife team with a group of game developers who have won awards from a BAFTA to the Seamus McNally Grand Prize from the International Game Development Awards in 2018.

Pendaran Offers Immersive Experience-Based Systems Thinking Training Program
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Pendaran Offers Immersive Experience-Based Systems Thinking Training Program

You enter a classroom. Instead of desks, a virtual workplace is laid out in front of you, including assembly lines, and banks of screens running simulations on your team’s work process. You’ve been chosen by leadership to run an operation, and it’s not working well. What happens next for you and 12-36 colleagues? Everything goes wrong. “You can’t just teach problem solving. Everything must be intentionally aligned,” says Pendaran VP and co-founder Carol Michaelides. “It takes more than teaching…. People get so into optimizing their station they forget to optimize the whole.”

Heart Shaped Games’ We Are The Caretakers Is an Afrofuturist SciFi Squad Mgmt Game
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Heart Shaped Games’ We Are The Caretakers Is an Afrofuturist SciFi Squad Mgmt Game

How’s your summer going? The students are gone, Art Fair traffic isn’t in Ann Arbor yet, and it’s time for more video gaming fun. Heart Shaped Games founder Scott Brodie recently sat down with us to talk about the Michigan studio’s upcoming release: We Are the Caretakers, an afro-futurist sci-fi game that follows the journey of a group of wildlife caretakers discovering everything they thought they knew about their role protecting the environment is wrong. Check out the trailer below.

Workantile Co-Working Space Brings Together A Community of Remote Workers in Ann Arbor
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Workantile Co-Working Space Brings Together A Community of Remote Workers in Ann Arbor

On Main Street in Ann Arbor, right next to the wedding dress shop and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, Workantile co-working space is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It’s a simple concept: professionals can rent a desk or drop in and use the space’s private conference rooms and phone rooms, or utilize the space for group meetups.

Workantile hosts the Festifool luminary workshops, parties, and get-togethers of various kinds, but it’s a pretty low-key place during the day. There are two rows of desks around a conference table up front on the first floor. Then a kitchen stocked with coffee and snacks, several private rooms including a private conference room, and up the open staircase is another set of desks. Workantile has just opened the options for dedicated work stations, so people can leave their things longer in the space.

Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B
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Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B

Ann Arbor-based Clinc, a conversational AI company featured in our recent piece on the Cahoots coworking space, today announced a $52-million Series B round of funding as the tech company works toward an upcoming IPO in 2022. The investments come from partners including Insight Partners, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Drive Capital, and DFJ Growth. Clinc’s…

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