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Auto Supplier To Open Tech Hub In Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN - West Michigan automotive supplier GHSP Inc, a division of Grand Haven-based JSJ Corp,is planning to move into an advanced tech hub in Grand Haven. The manufacturer of electronic vehicle shifting systems and pumps for the automotive industry said it will open the 7,000-square-foot office in Grand Haven, where 20 employees will be tasked with developing

By |2018-08-20T08:01:12+00:00August 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Grand Rapids’ Investment In Green Infrastructure Outweigh Costs

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Valley State University researchers have found the benefits outweigh the costs of Grand Rapids’ investment in green infrastructure to limit stormwater runoff. Advocates say the findings are significant for quantifying the environmental benefits of projects that cost more upfront compared to traditional “gray infrastructure” that simply diverts stormwater to the Grand River,

By |2018-08-20T08:01:12+00:00August 20th, 2018|Clean Update|

Grand Angels Seeks To Create $25 Million Investment Fund

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Angels plans to launch its third venture capital fund, seeking $15 million to $25 million that builds off of two prior, smaller venture capital funds at the organization. The new fund would target investments in advanced manufacturing, advanced agriculture, life sciences and software, all of which were focuses of the previous funds. Managing

By |2018-08-20T08:01:12+00:00August 20th, 2018|Entrepreneurs|

4 Finalists Named For Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest – All Four Foodies

Pictured above, Nezaa Bandele – Paradise Natural Foods. DETROIT – The public has spoken and Friday Hatch Detroit announced the four finalists who will advance to the final round of the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. These four entrepreneurs are competing to win $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $200,000 in pro

By |2018-08-17T13:25:27+00:00August 17th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Stock Options, IPOs and Acquisitions Accelerate Cybertalent Divide

LANSING - Everywhere you look, cybersecurity is booming. There are the scary, dark sides of this story, with data breaches being reported almost daily, foreign actors trying to influence our elections and smart cities needing more protection. But there are also huge professional success stories with companies and people working in cybersecurity that are making national headlines. Here are two examples

By |2018-08-17T12:40:52+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

M2 TechCast Lineup: Diva Tech Talk, Duo Security, SmartOne, Detroit Internet Exchange

ROYAL OAK - On M2 TechCast Monday Aug. 20, Kathleen Norton Schock returns to update all the happenings with Diva Tech Talk and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. Dan Lohrmann will discuss his recent column that takes a look at Duo Security and the cyber talent pay gap. Melih Oztalay updates what’s happening

By |2018-08-17T12:32:00+00:00August 17th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Report Suggests Tax Credit To Boost Broadband Access

LANSING - A tax credit to ease the cost of broadband internet service is among the recommendations of a state task force examining the status of broadband use in the state and ways to increase access. The report, the product of the Michigan Consortium of Advanced Networks, created through an executive order from Governor Rick Snyder,

By |2018-08-17T12:09:15+00:00August 17th, 2018|Politics|

From Critical Infrastructure to Elections to Autos: Management of Cyber-Risk Takes Center Stage

LANSING - At a Cyber Summit in NYC this past week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are establishing a new joint center to provide a centralized home for collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management efforts to better protect critical infrastructure. The fact sheet regarding this new DHS Center can be seen here.

By |2018-08-17T10:44:41+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Fewer Americans Embrace Self-Driving Car Technology After Accidents

DETROIT - Fewer Americans are embracing self-driving car technology following high-profile incidents involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, reports Cox Automotive. Consumers’ interest in automatic braking and other autonomous features is high, but drivers view self-driving cars as less safe compared to a similar survey conducted two years ago. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would

By |2018-08-17T10:35:25+00:00August 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|