Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Autobooks CEO Talk Detroit Startup Culture

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.

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