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.

420Post: Michigan’s 2 Microbusiness Licensees Explain The Ins And Outs Of Entrepreneurial Cannabis

ANN ARBOR - A Michigan microbusiness license allows the holder to grow up to 150 plants, process those plants into a variety of cannabis extracts and edibles, and sell those products directly to the consumer. Today on Four20Post we have the state’s only two microbusiness license holders who will discuss their experiences. Ben Kolasa, the owner of Sticky

By |2021-02-25T10:18:31-05:00February 24th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

MITech TV Feb. 22: Summer Science Camp, Deal Tank, Maintain COVID Bubbles

ANN ARBOR – On MITech TV Feb. 22, Sibrina Collins from Lawrence Tech talks about Summer Science Camp Prize competition. David Weaver from CitySide Ventures explains why the angel group is launching a monthly virtual Deal Tank for early-stage companies to pitch investors. Fred Brown our epidemiologist explains why everyone needs to interact within their bubble.

By |2021-02-21T12:34:22-05:00February 21st, 2021|Podcasts|

MPSC To Tackle Issues Of Customer Engagement As State’s Energy Transition Moves Ahead 

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission launched new efforts focused on educating and engaging utility customers amid sweeping changes in the energy industry and ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Michigan is in the midst of a significant transition from large, central power plants to clean, distributed sources of energy, and active customer involvement will be

By |2021-02-19T17:50:04-05:00February 19th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

MRA’s Social Equity Program Announces February Business Resource Workshop, Featuring Our Cannabis

LANSING – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) is announcing the date, time, and location for its February Business Resource Workshop hosted by the Social Equity Program, featuring Our Cannabis. Date:     Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time:    10:00 AM Place:   Zoom While attendance is free, space is limited. Interested participants need to register at: http://bit.ly/MRA-success. During the

By |2021-02-19T17:36:56-05:00February 19th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News, Uncategorized|

MiSTEM Playbook Pilot Funding Aims To Expand Education Across State

LANSING —The MiSTEM Network announced it will fund $100,000 in grants ($10,000 each) to STEM educators for usability testing of MiSTEM Playbooks that include real-world examples, advice, resources and best practices created by teachers, for teachers, needed to bring STEM learning to life – and cultivate our future workforce. The pilot grant opportunity will help

By |2021-02-19T16:41:30-05:00February 19th, 2021|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government, STEM|

Commerce Department Invests $2.4 Million in CARES Act To Expand Manufacturing Skills Programs at Alpena Community College

ALPENA – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2.4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Alpena Community College, Alpena, to renovate space on campus to create an advanced manufacturing lab and an updated welding shop. This EDA grant, to be matched with $600,000 in local investment, is expected to

By |2021-02-19T16:30:15-05:00February 19th, 2021|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Survey: Half Of Americans Say They Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine When Available

NEW YORK—A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that half of Americans say that they will receive a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available for them to receive it.  Driving this lack of enthusiasm, 60% of people surveyed don’t believe a vaccine is safe for them to take, while 40% of people

By |2021-02-19T16:10:26-05:00February 19th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

COVID 19 Healthcare Update: CDC Recommendations For Reopening Schools

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown joins Matt and Mike again to explain the CDC's new recommendations for reopening schools. He also discusses updates on vaccine efficacy and distribution timetables. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams of 27 major pharmaceutical, 13 diagnostic and 6 vaccine products. 

By |2021-02-18T20:24:48-05:00February 18th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

XlerateHealth In Flint Seeks Applicants For July Health Startup Cohort

ANN ARBOR - Sabastian Alvim from Flint's XlerateHealth said his accelerator is seeking applicants from healthcare startups and early stage companies to participate in its July cohort. Only six companies will be selected. But here are some of the details: Calling all Flint and Genesee county healthcare entrepreneurs, innovators and startups! Apply for the 2021

By |2021-02-18T15:32:40-05:00February 18th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, mitechtv|

Kalamazoo Pulls Southwest Michigan First Funding After Chatfield Appointment

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously voted to withdraw $10,000 in annual funding for Southwest Michigan First on the same day former GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield started as the economic development organization’s CEO. The city has directed the funding to Southwest Michigan First’s Council of 100, a public-private regional economic development initiative, since 2015. City

By |2021-02-17T19:42:27-05:00February 17th, 2021|Featured, New Products / Contracts|