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.

iHemp Hour Offers More User Friendly Programming

ANN ARBOR - The iHemp Hour, a production of the Industrial Hemp Association of Michigan, will be changing its programming by using a different streaming video platform that will provide more interactivity to not only its guests, but also the viewing audience. iHemp Michigan President Dave Crabill announces the changes in this video interview. To

By |2022-08-08T15:09:08-04:00August 8th, 2022|Hemp, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Michigan Venture Capital Association 20th Anniversary Report

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Venture Capital Association celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022 with a new report on the state of Venture Capital in Michigan. Details are provided by MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian in this interview with Mike Brennan and Matt Roush. To read the full report, click on MichiganVCA.Org https://youtu.be/RQKQDRHdG5Y

By |2022-08-08T14:36:45-04:00August 8th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Scalable Revenue Operations For Small Businesses

ANN ARBOR - Technologist Ernie Butcher joins Matt and Mike on MiTechTV to talk about his new business venture that will offer scalable operations for small businesses. In a nutshell, instead of hiring a full-time professional to handle many of your business needs, you can hire that person as needed. He's also building a team

By |2022-08-03T12:28:09-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

LTU Offers Master’s Degree In Cardiovascular Perfusion

SOUTHFIELD - Selin Arslan, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University, provides the back story on the new master's degree of perfusion that teaches students how to operate such equipment as heart-lung machines. The starting salaries for these jobs is around $140,000 a year, Arslan said. https://youtu.be/n-y1nrXa1tQ

By |2022-08-01T20:23:27-04:00August 1st, 2022|ESD, mitechtv|

SBAM Survey: Higher Costs, Supply Shortages Hurting Michigan’s Small Businesses

LANSING – Continually rising costs and supply shortages are the main challenges impeding Michigan small businesses success, according to a new survey released today by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “Michigan’s small businesses are still facing significant obstacles every single day,” said SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley. “Higher costs, supply shortages and inflation

Eastern Upper Peninsula Asks Residents, Businesses To Participate In Broadband Survey

Eastern Upper Peninsula - Eastern Upper Peninsula Connect Collaborative is asking residents and businesses to take a 15-question survey about Internet service at their households and locations. The survey asks whether high-speed ("broadband") Internet service is available at a 911 service address, and if so, at what speed and cost. The goal is to gain

By |2022-08-01T19:39:11-04:00August 1st, 2022|IoT|

MVCA Industry Report, LTU’s Perfusion Program, iHemp Michigan, Scalable Revenue Operations

ANN ARBOR - On MITechTV Aug. 1, Ara Topouzian provides more details on the MVCA investment report.  Selin Arsian talks about LTU's perfusion program. Dave Crabill, president of iHemp Michigan, talks about changes to iHemp Hour.  Ernie Butcher is building scalable revenue operations in small businesses. You can watch on-demand segments of this show at

By |2022-08-01T13:17:40-04:00August 1st, 2022|Podcasts|

Judge Stays Ruling in Minimum Wage, Sick Time Case

LANSING - In somewhat of a surprise, the Judge at the court of claims whose decision would have increased minimum wage and added a mandatory paid sick leave benefit has agreed to “stay” his own decision. This means that the decision will not go into effect until February 19, 2023, or upon action of a

By |2022-08-01T12:52:44-04:00August 1st, 2022|Politics, Politics/Government|

Engineer Builds Martian Nuclear Reactor That Can Tackle Earth’s Power Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO - A former employee of SpaceX has set a very ambitious goal of building a working solution for humanity's ever-growing need for electricity. No bigger than a regular container, his invention is a nuclear fission reactor generator. Portable, affordable, and economically feasible, the power plant can be deployed everywhere. In an interview for

By |2022-07-31T10:52:26-04:00July 31st, 2022|Industry 4.0|