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XLerateHealth Partners With U-M to Bring Biomedical Commercialization Program to Flint

FLINT - XLerateHealth, a Louisville, KY-based healthcare startup accelerator, has partnered with the University of Michigan to bring its Fast Forward Medical Innovation’s fastPACE biomedical entrepreneur program to XLH Flint. FFMI fastPACE is a four-week biomedical innovation and commercialization project-based course designed for life science innovators with an early stage project. More than 250 project

MVCA Names Beringea’s Michael Gross Chairman

NOVI – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross is responsible

By |2020-01-19T09:22:28-05:00January 18th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Worldwide PC Shipments Grew Half Percent In 2019, First Growth After Seven Years Of Decline

STAMFORD, Conn. — Worldwide PC shipments totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 2.3 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2019 PC shipments surpassed 261 million units, showing 0.6 percent growth from 2018. “The PC market experienced growth for

By |2020-01-19T09:22:28-05:00January 18th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

MDHHS Reports State’s Third Vaping-Related Death

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced there has been a third death associated with the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries in the state. MDHHS was notified about the death of an adult male on Dec. 19. No other information about the individual will be released due to confidentiality reasons. “The

By |2020-01-12T13:56:39-05:00January 12th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Small Business Owners Anticipate Economic Downturn in 2020

WASHINGTON DC – Small business owners feel only “somewhat prepared” for a potential economic downturn, according to new data gathered by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses. Data shows that the U.S. economy is strong, but slowing; and, while 75% of small business owners rated their company’s cash flow as “good” or “very good” in

By |2020-01-12T13:56:40-05:00January 12th, 2020|News|

MCWT Names Dow CIO Melanie Kalmar President

SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation has named Melanie Kalmar its president for 2020. Kalmar is corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Dow. Kalmar replaces Jane Sydlowski, CEO of AMI Strategies, who led the organization last year. Jennifer Charters, executive vice president and CIO of Flagstar

By |2020-01-12T13:56:40-05:00January 12th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

27 Rec Marijuana Licenses Awarded, Not All Provisioning Centers Open

LANSING - As of Jan. 7, there are 27 active adult-use licenses in the state. Not all of them are yet open for business, so call ahead to make sure. A drum roll please: Releaf Center to Compassionate Care – 1840 TERMINAL ROAD Suite A, NILES MI 49120 Choice Labs – 3331 Page Ave, Jackson

By |2020-01-12T13:11:05-05:00January 12th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Are You A Woman Who Is Ready To Change The World?

KALAMAZOO - If so, 2020 is your year. The WMed Innovation Center is launching a series of programs that can help you take your game-changing idea to the next level. Fund your innovative idea with government SBIR/STTR grants. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are United States government

By |2020-01-09T18:13:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Altair Buys Spanish-Born Electromagnetics Supplier

TROY - Altair announced the acquisition of newFASANT, offering leading technology in computational and high-frequency electromagnetics. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and placement, radar cross section (RCS) analysis, automotive V2V/ADAS, and infrared/thermal signatures. Originally a spin-off from the University of Alcalá, near Madrid, newFASANT is home to

By |2020-01-09T18:13:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|IoT, New Products / Contracts|

GVSU Economist: West Michigan Economy Remains Soft

GRAND RAPIDS  - Remnants of the General Motors strike are holding down the West Michigan economy, a Grand Valley State economist reports. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in GVSU’s Seidman College of Business surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are based on data collected during the last two weeks of

By |2020-01-09T18:13:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Featured, News|