Welcome to Co.llaborate: Detroit – Bringing Two Small Businesses Together

A Look Inside Co.llaborate: Detroit

Behind the Business: Paramita Sound

Behind the Business: 1701 Bespoke

About Co.llaborate: Detroit

Making a Mashup Work: What Two Detroit Startups Learned About Collaboration

What could a vinyl record shop and a bespoke clothier have in common? You'd be surprised.

How Tech is Powering This Vinyl Record Shop

Aligning on one platform helps everyone stay in sync at bootstrapping startup Paramita Sound.

Reinventing a Classic: How Tech Is Modernizing This Suitmaking Business

Detroit's 1701 Bespoke is transforming the suit trade with tools that save time and hassle.

These Two Businesses Got a Tech Boost. Here's Why You Should, Too.

New devices and a new platform showcase what's possible with the right tools.

A Look Behind The Scenes of Co.llaborate: Detroit

Paramita Sound, Detroit’s Historic West Village
Lookbook still
Fox Theatre, Detroit
Sketching on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Lumia smartphone
Accessories, 1701 Bespoke
Digital measuring tools at 1701 Bespoke
Skype call at 1701 Bespoke
Andrey Douthard, Paramita Sound
Vince Elizondo of Paramita Sound
Listing Lounge, Paramita Sound
Andrey Dourthard, Anna Atanassova, and Zach Poley of Paramita Sound
Andrey Douthard, Paramita Sound
Zach Poley, Andrey Douthard and Anna Atanassova of Paramita Sound
Tom Daguanno working on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at a Detroit coffee shop
Andrey Douthard of Paramita Sound and Tom Daguanno of 1701 Bespoke
The teams behind Paramita Sound and 1701 Bespoke
Anna Atanassova of Paramita Sound
Paramita Sound logo
Paramita Sound vinyl records
Tom Daguanno of 1701 Bespoke
Andrey Douthard of Paramita Sound and Tom Daguanno of 1701 Bespoke

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