Kristin Hope wanted opportunity.
“Growing up in Silicon Valley but never really being able to break into the tech industry there, I thought, 'maybe this is my shot,'” Hope, a copywriter and digital marketer at fintech startup Autobooks, said Wednesday during a roundtable talk with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “Maybe I can have that Silicon Valley dream, but in Detroit.”
Hope said she found herself part of a burgeoning community — a daring workforce that helped Detroit Labs and StockX grow from four-person projects to 100-person companies.