Michipreneur is an online publication built to empower entrepreneurs, encourage investment, strengthen small business, and foster talent retention in Michigan. We publish news, resources, events, funding information and more for Michigan startups and businesses.

We are an open, community resource for you. Help us grow the Michigan startup community!

  • Submit your business or startup event, listed here
  • Post a job for your startup here
  • Share your startup story or business advice, email info@michipreneur.com
  • List your startup in our free statewide directory

We’re always open to partnering to help grow the greater entrepreneurial community across the state.

Our Team

Amanda Lewan – Founder & Editor
Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan is the Founder and Editor of MichipreneurShe is also the Co-founder of Detroit’s largest co-working space, Bamboo Detroit. An award winning storyteller, she has over seven years of publishing and marketing experience. Her work has been featured in local and national media including Entrepreneur Magazine and ABC’s 20/20.  Lewan currently resides in Midtown, Detroit.

Benjamin Seidman – Writer
Benjamin Seidman

Contributor at @michipreneur. Sales Developer at @locqus. Core team at @urbanei1 and @detroityp. Tweeting my photography @bigseido and on Instagram @seido_photography. And, almost forgot, Go Blue!

Jane Whitttington – Writer
Jane Whitttington

Jane Whitttington is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Grand Rapids. A Michigan native and Michigan State University grad, she enjoys reading, travel, politics and volunteering.

Yvelette Stines – Writer
Yvelette Stines

Yvelette is an author and freelance writer. Her blog Calming Corners helps readers stay calm and healthy. Follow her at @YveletteStines + @CalmingCorners.

Mayra Monroy – Writer
Mayra Monroy

Mayra Monroy is studying communication and journalism at Aquinas College. A Texas native, she enjoys studying communication culture and the arts in West Michigan. She currently resides in Grand Rapids and works as a editor-in-chief for Aquinas’ collegiate student newspaper and a freelance journalist.

Lauren Ebelt – Writer
Lauren Ebelt

Lauren is a recent graduate from Michigan State University. She likes traveling, blogging about the food she eats, and correct grammar. @LaEbelt

Noelle Sciarini – Writer
Noelle Sciarini

Noelle Sciarini is a recent graduate from Michigan State University. Now an Ann Arbor resident, she fills her spare time with reading, writing, and the occasional road race. @NoelleSci

Contribute a Guest Post

We’re open to featuring other guest posts and freelance contributions that fit our audience, specifically posts that offer helpful information or news for business owners and entrepreneurs. Please contact us along with a paragraph description, phone number, and email address for possible guest posts.

Right now, we are really looking to expand and feature stories from across the state. If you’re in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, or up north we’re especially interested in you!