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July 21, 2011

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Joins Dan Gilbert in Detroit Venture Partners

By: Dan Gilbert

Entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer to join venture capital firm launching tech companies in Detroit. DETROIT, July 21, 2011 – Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Hall of Fame NBA star, philanthropist and entrepreneur, announced today he will join Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) as a general partner. DVP is a Detroit-based venture capital firm that invests in […]


July 17, 2011

Detroit 2.0: It's Real and It's Happening Now

By: Dan Gilbert

Let’s talk Detroit. As you may have read, we (as in our entire organization from top to bottom) are like the pig at breakfast when it comes to Motown: Fully committed. Or as those who play Texas Hold Em’ like to say: “All in.” Why? Because we live here and work here (and we’re here, […]


December 20, 2010

25 Things I've Learned in 25 Years

By: Dan Gilbert

Our Quicken Loans family celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For a quarter century, Quicken Loans has helped more than one million American families in all 50 states realize the dream of homeownership. In the past quarter century, I have made my share of mistakes and have learned a few things along the way as […]


October 27, 2010

Cleveland, The Mission Has Not Changed

By: Dan Gilbert

I apologize for my absence, but I’m back and ready to blog! To kick off this fresh start, I’d like to share with you a letter I wrote to Cleveland fans, which will be included inside our Tipoff magazine and distributed to everyone who attends the Cleveland Cavaliers 2010-11 season home opener tonight at The Q: […]


July 16, 2009

A New Addition to the "Family" of Companies: StyleCaster

By: Dan Gilbert

I’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to our “family” of companies and the future of style and fashion: StyleCaster. StyleCaster is a new website that will change the way you look at fashion.  It’s your very own 24/7 personal shopper that gives you personalized style tips, the low-down on the latest fashion […]


July 15, 2009

Detroit, Here We Come!

By: Dan Gilbert

The halls of Quicken Loans are abuzz this week with the news that the company will move its headquarters and about 1,700 team members to the Compuware Building in Detroit by mid-2010. The move will come two years earlier than originally planned. In late 2007, our company pledged to move its headquarters into a newly […]


July 2, 2009

Cleveland Cavaliers #1 NBA Team in ESPN The Magazine's 2009 Ultimate Standings

By: Dan Gilbert

Our very own Cleveland Cavaliers were ranked the #1 team in the NBA and the #5 team in all pro sports in ESPN The Magazine’s 2009 Ultimate Standings, which measures how the 122 pro sports franchises (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) give back to their fans. The Ultimate Standings, now in its seventh year, ranks each […]


June 25, 2009

It's Official! Shaquille O'Neal Becomes a Cleveland Cavalier

By: Dan Gilbert

It’s been the source of rumor in the sports world for weeks now. Would 15-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers? And today, we finally have our answer. The Cavs have officially acquired center Shaquille O’Neal from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for forward/center Ben Wallace, […]


June 1, 2009

Lessons of A Golden Gut

By: Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert talks to the Kauffman Foundation about entrepreneurialism, “creating” and his Detroit-based entrepreneurial academy Bizdom U.


April 20, 2009

In the News: Bizdom U Populates Detroit with Budding Entrepreneurs

By: Dan Gilbert

Although our economy is struggling and our jobless rates continue to rise, a “silver lining” can still be found in the City of Detroit. Enter Bizdom U, an entrepreneurial academy started by Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert that teaches budding entrepreneurs the ins and outs of business from a real-world perspective. The reward […]


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