News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

Ken Davies

August 17, 2021

Founder’s Story: Ken Davies and Birch Infrastructure, a Renewable Energy Startup in Traverse City

In 2017, Ken Davies, his wife Emily, and their twin boys moved to Emily’s hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. Ken and Emily had spent the previous ten years moving around the country building careers in...

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Cherry Capital Foods

July 19, 2021

Local Innovator: Cherry Capital Foods & Tamarack Holdings

Take a short drive in any direction from Traverse City and you’ll soon pass roadside produce stands, U-pick farms, farmers markets, and stores advertising local produce. While our area may be most famous for cherries,...

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Megan Swan and Justin Gauthier

June 15, 2021

A hidden tech gem in Michigan provides an ideal hybrid work environment in a post-pandemic world

As businesses across the globe shift to a hybrid work model, some companies have already found their ideal balance in shared workspaces and incubators. As a startup founded in 2011 with a nationally distributed workforce,...

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June 14, 2021

Networking Opportunities in Traverse City

Cowritten by Erich Wuhrman, Maria Purvis, and Laurie Lapp Are you interested in expanding your network in Traverse City? Small towns have a reputation for being difficult places to meet people, but in a previous...

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Coworking space at 20Fathoms

May 20, 2021

The 20Fathoms coworking space in Traverse City offers flexibility and community as more people return to the office

Colleen Valko is a remote worker in Traverse City who says she’s a “quick convert to the coworking model” after recently joining the 20Fathoms coworking space.   “20Fathoms is a nice middle ground between being...

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Key in the front door of a home

May 17, 2021

Tips for Buying a Home in Traverse City

At 20Fathoms, we regularly field inquiries from people who are considering a move to Traverse City and checking out what amenities are available. As we shared in a previous article about moving to Traverse City...

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