About Mike Brennan

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

MEDC Provides $275,000 Grant To Promote Industry 4.0 In Northern Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY — Awareness and use of the latest manufacturing technology is getting a boost in northwest lower Michigan from a $275,000 Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant. The Northwest Industry 4.0 Consortium received the grant to further the awareness and integration of Industry 4.0 practices in the region. The Consortium members are the Alliance for

By |2021-07-27T09:10:36-04:00July 27th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Council Of Women In Technology Events Update

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to update all the events scheduled for the remainder of 2021 for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. MCWT Every day we work toward our mission to inspire and grow women in technology. A diverse IT workforce is a vital part of Michigan’s transformation and we strive to

By |2021-07-26T18:27:32-04:00July 26th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Four20 Post: MCWT Update, SPARK Gets $2.4 Million For Broadband, Detroit Internet Exchange, Innovation Hub Finalists

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV July 26, Kathleen Norton-Schock talks about Diva Tech Talk and MCWT. Jared Mauch, a board member for the Detroit Internet Exchange, announces  its new Non-Profit Status. Phil Santer from Ann Arbor SPARK explains the $2.4 million in Federal money awarded to build 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable,

By |2021-07-26T09:28:33-04:00July 26th, 2021|Podcasts|

MaryJane Tours Tells Ann Arbor’s Cannabis History

ANN ARBOR - Long time cannabis activist Anthony Freed provides details on his MaryJane Tours that show ticket holders the story of Ann Arbor cannabis, going back to the arrest of John Sinclair for possession of two joints. The show is one segment on Four20 Post recorded July 21. You can read all the details

By |2021-07-25T16:08:49-04:00July 25th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

WMSBF August Forum 2021: Sustainability Momentum On The West Michigan Lakeshore

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Lakeshore Sustainability Forum will welcome back professionals from across the region for a joint event on August 9 highlighting major sustainability initiatives underway on the Lakeshore. Featured speakers include Marty Gerencer, Executive Director of West Michigan Food Processing Association, Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs for

By |2021-07-25T13:49:21-04:00July 25th, 2021|Clean Update|

Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $2.4 Million Grant for Broadband Expansion In Washtenaw County

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Debbie Dingell announced $2.4 million in federal funding from the Economic Development Administration to Ann Arbor SPARK to build 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable, connecting downtown Ann Arbor and downtown Ypsilanti with critical broadband infrastructure. The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Corridor Fiber Optic Backbone project, accompanied by $600,000 in local funding,

By |2021-07-25T13:33:14-04:00July 25th, 2021|Featured, IoT|

LEO Registered Apprenticeship Grants to Support Career Opportunities 

LANSING - Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity announced the recipients of grants totaling $3.1 million to help support the development of 1,417 Registered Apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state. The State Apprenticeship Expansion grants have been awarded to three Regional Implementation Consortia to expand the development of new registered apprenticeship opportunities.  "As we put Michigan back to work, expanding Registered Apprenticeship programs help Michiganders enter high-demand, high-skill careers and get a good-paying job," said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. "Increasing access to

By |2021-07-25T13:27:25-04:00July 25th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

What Does It Take To Get Funding From An Angel Investor?

ANN ARBOR - What does it take to get private equity financing from an Angel Investing group? David Weaver who supervises deal flow for the Birmingham Angels and City Side Ventures tells you the ins and outs in the very informative video interview. If you're looking to finance your technology-focused startup, even if it is

By |2021-07-23T16:02:10-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Russian Ransomware Websites Shut Down – Who Done It?

ANN ARBOR - In mid July, the Russian-based hacker sites that have triggered a series of ransomware and intelligence gathering hacks targeting US businesses and government went dark. The question is why? Was it the Russian government bringing them down or the work of a US agency? Dan Lohrmann, former Chief Information Security Officer for

By |2021-07-23T11:44:52-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Motor Bella Taking Applications To Aug 16 For Mobility Startups

ANN ARBOR - Kathryn Snorrason, managing director for Office of Future Mobility and Electrification at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., updates Motor Bella, a competition for mobility startups. Deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Those companies selected will appear Sept. 21-26 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. .M1 is an “87- acre playground for auto

By |2021-07-22T17:48:05-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Auto Tech, mitechtv, Mobile MI, Mobility|