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.

BuyMichiganNow, Accelerate Michigan, Cyber Threats, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Jan. 29, Lisa Diggs updates her BuyMichiganNow Festival Aug. 2-4 in Northville. Tember Shea from Invest Detroit Ventures will talk about Hacker Fellows and the Accelerate Michigan competition. Richard Stiennon updates the latest cyber security threats and his book tour. While Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will discuss his new

By |2019-08-02T15:23:24-04:00July 29th, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Pitch Club Michigan Offers Mobility Contest: Deadline To Apply July 28

DETROIT - Pitch Club Michigan is excited to announce a special Mobility themed event, happening August 14th during the Woodward Dream Cruise week. Deadline for startups to apply is Sunday July 28. IGNITE MOBILITY PITCH CLUB is a showcase recognizing the top startups working on emerging and innovative mobility technologies in autonomous, multi-transit, and electric vehicle

By |2019-07-26T13:25:03-04:00July 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Mobile MI, Mobility|

$500 Million Plus In Expansions, Renovations Get State Aid

LANSING—Projects expected to generate more than $500 million in total investment received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced today. Besides the massive $80 million redevelopment of a former paper mill in Vicksburg (see story), the following projects were announced: Knauf Insulation North America Inc. received a $204,000 million Michigan Business

By |2019-07-26T10:03:32-04:00July 26th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Robert Half Technology Survey: Texting Becomes Latest Hiring Trend

DETROIT - As technology evolves, so do communications practices. A new survey shows some 70 percent of Detroit tech leaders said their company uses texts to coordinate interviews with prospective candidates, 3 points above the national average. Robert Half Technology Survey said in today’s hot job market, time is of the essence and texting with

By |2019-07-26T09:41:37-04:00July 25th, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

$100,000 Hatch Detroit Workshop Set For Bamboo Detroit Tonight

DETROIT - The $100,000 Hatch Detroit competition is hosting a workshop tonight starting at 6 pm at Bamboo Detroit, where interested applicants can learn more about the contest, receive feedback on their application, and spend some one-on-one time with business experts to get critical advice on starting a business in the Motor City. Details are

By |2019-07-23T11:07:39-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Finally, We’re In TV Studio With ITInTheD, Intecells, AccelerateKID, Xfinity Mobile

ROYAL OAK - On MITechNews TV, ITInTheD’s Dave Phillips will kick off our first show in the new TV studio. Xiaohong Gayden, CEO of Intecells, will discuss a new round of funding and strategic partner for his lithium-ion battery company. Thanh Tran from AccelerateKID will talk about a new book to help K-12 Educators teach

By |2019-07-22T18:01:41-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Control Of Public Service Commission Will Flip To Democrats, Sustainability Activist

LANSING - Control of the Public Service Commission will flip to a 2-1 Democratic majority later this summer following the appointment Wednesday of environmental sustainability advocate Tremaine Phillips who will take over a vacant seat. Environmental groups were enthusiastic in their initial responses to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's pick of Phillips, who has worked within the energy

By |2019-07-18T15:41:46-04:00July 18th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

These Are the Skills That Will Get You a Job In the Cannabis Industry

People at every level eager to build exciting careers – including top executives feeling trapped in low or no-growth industries – should take a serious look at the cannabis industry. Let’s start with the numbers. The U.S. legal cannabis market was valued at $11.9 billion in 2018; globally the market is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by the

By |2019-07-22T10:40:30-04:00July 16th, 2019|Marijuana Business|

Applications Open For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Applications are will now be accepted to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures. The 10th annual pitch competition on November 13 will be held at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. Semi-finalists will pitch their ideas to seasoned judges. “We are thrilled to reach such

By |2019-07-15T09:20:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

M2 Techcast TV – Experts Explore Setting Up Cannabis Businesses

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast TV July 15, Anthony Sabatella, president of THC123, will discuss HR for Marijuana Microbusinesses. Roberta King, Owner of Canna Communications, will explain the PR essentials for Cannabis Microbusinesses. Scott Roberts Principal at Scott F. Roberts Law Group, will talk about basic requirements and restrictions applicable to the microbusiness license.

By |2019-07-22T10:44:58-04:00July 14th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Marijuana Business, News, Podcasts|