Business Leaders For Michigan Top Ten Talk Feb. 3

Business Leaders for Michigan to host first Top Ten Talk Event in Lansing Feb. 3 will touch on key priorities for improving Michigan’s K-12 education system, talent attraction & economic development The state’s business roundtable will release highlights of its annual benchmarking report and bring together leadership from some of the most successful states in

By |2020-01-26T10:10:28-05:00January 25th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, New Products / Contracts|

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|

Former MVCA Program Director Theis Joins EntryPoint

ANN ARBOR - EntryPoint announced that Molly Theis has joined its team as community engagement manager. She previously was program director at the Michigan Venture Capital Association. In this role, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by strategically hosting events around emerging trends, successes or gaps in the market related to findings from EntryPoint’s

By |2020-01-09T18:27:19-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

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|

Ripple Science Lands National Venture Capitalists In $2.5 Million Financing Round

ANN ARBOR - Ripple Science Corp., a HIPAA-compliant clinical research software company, has raised $2.5 million through equity financing, with more than 80 percent coming from funds outside Michigan. The funding round was led by Omaha-based Dundee Venture Capital, according to President and CEO Peter Falzon. Other participants include the Rise of the Rest seed fund, from

By |2020-01-07T21:06:28-05:00January 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

State Allocates $7 Million To Back Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS - An assortment of state-backed capital funds and initiatives to support business startups, innovation and entrepreneurs recently earned renewal in Lansing. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board last month allocated more than $7 million that will go to back entrepreneurs working to bring innovations to market. Half of the money will go to the Grand Rapids-based Michigan

By |2020-01-03T16:45:49-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

FCA To Open Detroit Innovation Hub, Partner With California Tech Accelerator

AUBURN HILLS - FCA on Jan. 2 announced that it will join a partnership formed between Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations, and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council to bring a new innovation hub to Detroit by June 2020. "Plug and Play Detroit powered by AmplifyD" (Amplify:Diversity) will provide streamlined access to all technology

By |2020-01-03T16:46:08-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Tech248’s Greg Doyle Recaps 2019 And Announces 2020 Programs

ROYAL OAK - Greg Doyle, who manages the one-stop business shop for Oakland County, also runs Tech248, the Oakland County tech networking group that has nearly 2000 member companies. In this video, he recaps 2019 activities and provides a look ahead to what's coming in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFFRYbOcDA&t=1s

By |2019-12-20T15:12:15-05:00December 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Dealmaker Optimism Remains in 2019, But Drops After Record Level in 2018

DETROIT - A year after record optimism in the wake of sweeping federal tax reform in the United States, respondents to Dykema’s 15th Annual M&A Outlook Survey have tempered expectations for the M&A market, including some notes of pessimism about the broader economy. Thirty-three percent of respondents are bullish about the U.S. M&A outlook over

By |2019-11-18T07:56:08-05:00November 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|