Rockbridge Growth Equity Acquires Protect Environmental

DETROIT  – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, an environmental consulting company, has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, the Detroit-based private equity investor. This acquisition is part of a series of investments by Rockbridge related to its national environmental services platform, currently operating as RB Home Services. The platform provides property owners and developers, lenders, real estate

By |2021-10-25T11:21:40-04:00October 25th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

10 Entrepreneurs Awarded $20,000 Each At Start Garden Competition

GRAND RAPIDS — Food, technology and recycling startups were among the 10 winners to receive individual $20,000 awards at this year’s 100 competition hosted by Grand Rapids-based business incubator Start Garden LLC. Start Garden officials say this year’s event was competitive after more than 650 entrepreneurs submitted ideas to be selected for funding. In August, the

By |2021-10-10T16:07:09-04:00October 10th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Channels Lands $520,000 Seed Round

ANN ARBOR—Channels Inc., developers of online event planning software, announced it landed a $520,000 seed round, led by Sahra Growth Capital, bringing its total funding so far to $571,800. Founded by a youthful trio—Siddharth Kaul (18), Elan Rosen (20), and Ibrahim Mohammed (20)—Channels helps organizations navigate through physical work, starting in the event industry. Jamal Al-Barrak, the managing

By |2021-08-28T17:03:22-04:00August 28th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Algo Receives Investment From Plymouth Growth To Accelerate Expansion

TROY - Algo announced it has received a multi-million dollar investment from Plymouth Growth, an Ann Arbor private equity finance company. This new capital and strategic partnership will allow Algo to deepen its market penetration and increase sales and marketing capabilities. Details were not announced. Algo is a SaaS solution provider used by enterprise businesses,

By |2021-08-10T11:23:47-04:00August 9th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Jackson Credit Union, Foundation, Hospital Give $100K To Business Incubator Focused On Social Equity

JACKSON—The Michigan Credit Union Foundation, True Community Credit Union, and Henry Ford Allegiance Health have jointly donated $100,000 to The Launch Pad, a mixed-use business incubator program in Jackson. The Launch Pad encourages the formation of local, neighborhood, and service-based businesses, and provides resources, education, and space to serve underserved and underrepresented communities in business.

By |2021-08-08T13:47:55-04:00August 8th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Creator Of Online Network For Women Veterans Wins GVSU Lakeshore Innovator Of Year

MUSKEGON — The creator of an online network for women veterans to connect and lower the rate of military suicide won the 2021 Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award, presented by Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub. Zaneta Adams, president and founder for WINC: For All Women Veterans, was named the winner from five

By |2021-08-03T16:21:59-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Grand Rapids Online Coaching Startup Raises $3.5 Million Series A Round

GRAND RAPIDS—MaxOne, a Grand Rapids-based online youth coaching startup, announced it had raised $3.5 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Stadia Ventures, a St. Louis-based sports and eSports venture firm, and also included NBA star Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, a minority owner of the Texas Rangers, and the Grand

By |2021-07-27T07:16:19-04:00July 26th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Finalists Named For Lakeshore Innovator Of The Year Award

MUSKEGON - Five groups or individuals have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Lakeshore Innovator of the Year award, presented by Grand Valley State University’s Muskegon Innovation Hub. The award celebrates and recognizes the most innovative ideas on the Lakeshore. The winner will be announced at a ceremony July 29 from 5-7 p.m. at

By |2021-07-25T12:58:54-04:00July 25th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|