MSU Wins 2018 Prize For Outstanding Contributions To Venture Creation

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University has received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship, recognizing top entrepreneurship programs in seven categories. MSU

By |2018-10-31T19:52:27+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Smart Factory Tour Brings 8 French Startups To Detroit Nov. 15

DETROIT – Smart Factory, a French business accelerator program, is coming to Detroit on Nov. 15 where the tour will showcase eight French start-up companies that will pitch their products and business to Detroit-area companies in the hopes of finding collaborators, vendors, investors and potential customers. Michigan is the only U.S. stop on the tour,

By |2018-10-31T17:45:00+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Wayne State Business Students To Vie For $1,750 In Elevator Pitch Contest

DETROIT - Wayne State University business students will head to Detroit’s iconic Guardian Building on Nov. 2 to vie for $1,750 in scholarship money as they compete in the fourth annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition. The students have a roughly 80-second ride on an actual elevator to summarize who they are,

By |2018-10-31T16:58:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Grand Rapids Chamber Presents EPIC Awards

GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Chamber announced its EPIC Award winners this week that salute Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative contributors in West Michigan. Each award category recognizes those who are leading in growth and innovation, strengthening our business community, enabling collaboration and connections, and accomplishing incredible endeavors with their focus on the future.

By |2018-10-31T16:39:42+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Report: 56 Percent Of Venture Capital In Michigan Invested In IT Startups

ANN ARBOR - A new report released this week show 56 percent of venture capital was invested in information technology startups over the past year. More than 25 percent of venture-backed startups in Michigan are now located in Detroit.  The 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report comes from  EntryPoint, founded in 2018 by Emily Heintz, who

By |2018-10-31T16:29:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Survey: Today’s Digital Nomad Married Female Gen Xer In Writing, Education, Admin

BOULDER, CO. - The average digital nomad is a married female Gen Xer who is an experienced employee working at a company at least 40 hours a week in the writing, education and training, or administrative career fields. She has health insurance, is saving for retirement, and has a bachelor's degree or higher. This according

By |2018-10-25T17:00:39+00:00October 25th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Ka-Zoo Angels Invests $435,000 In Eight Startups In First 14 Months

KALAMAZOO - In its first 14 months of existence, Ka-Zoo Angels has invested $435, 000 in eight companies our of 19 startups vetted, a new report shows. Launched in 2017 by Grand Angels, one of the state’s most active angel investor groups, its affiliate has 14 members. Tim Parker, Grand Angels president, said the organization

By |2018-10-21T17:36:16+00:00October 21st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Capital Advisors Invests In Ventech Instant Heat Maker

 BLOOMFIELD HILLS – Michigan Capital Advisor has made an investment in Ventech, the developer of the Liquid Heat Generator technology used by auto OEMs, Alternative Energy providers and Equipment applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Ventech LHG provides near instant heat for comfort and safety of the vehicle occupants, with vehicle warm up

By |2018-10-21T17:36:16+00:00October 21st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Invest Detroit Client Ripple Science – Improving Recruitment Of Research Subjects

ROYAL OAK - Invest Detroit’s Tember Shea interviews Peter Falzon, CEO, Ripple Science, which improves the recruitment and management of research participants. Ripple is a web-based software solution and active registry that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants for clinical, translational and social science studies. Built from the ground up by researchers for

By |2018-10-16T19:38:53+00:00October 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Fusion Coolant Systems Raises $8 Million In Series C Round

CANTON - Fusion Coolant Systems, a University of Michigan spin off, has raised an $8 million Series C financing round led by Boston-based Material Impact and Michigan Capital Advisors, two venture capital firms. The money will be used to grow the company’s staff, operations, equipment and personnel. The round was also strongly supported by existing

By |2018-10-05T07:29:45+00:00October 4th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|