Hi, I’m Jacob.

I’m a Detroit-based entrepreneur, connector, and community organizer.

Who am I?

  • Ecosystem builder - I’m focused on building healthy, inclusive tech ecosystem in SE Michigan as the Community Director for Collider Detroit (by Altimetrik), running a community hub for software engineers in downtown Detroit.

  • Startup grower - Most of my career I’ve grown startups, including Castle, Ambassador, UpTo, and Go Green Energy Consulting.

  • Community organizer - I regularly host dinner parties, workshops, and other events aimed at building cross-cultural relationships (see: Coalition Series) and awareness/empathy for social justice issues (see: Productive Discomfort).

  • Podcast producer - I produce and co-host a podcast called The Returning Citizen, elevating the voices of formerly incarcerated men and women

  • Toon doodler - I’ve been drawing silly cartoons and mazes my entire life. Several of my drawings were published in the book “Tear Drops and Balloons” by Mike Posner.