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|

Michigan Council Of Women In Technology Events Update

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to update all the events scheduled for the remainder of 2021 for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. MCWT Every day we work toward our mission to inspire and grow women in technology. A diverse IT workforce is a vital part of Michigan’s transformation and we strive to

By |2021-07-26T18:27:32-04:00July 26th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

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|

What Does It Take To Get Funding From An Angel Investor?

ANN ARBOR - What does it take to get private equity financing from an Angel Investing group? David Weaver who supervises deal flow for the Birmingham Angels and City Side Ventures tells you the ins and outs in the very informative video interview. If you're looking to finance your technology-focused startup, even if it is

By |2021-07-23T16:02:10-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Renaissance Venture Capital Closes $77.5 Million Fourth Fund

ANN ARBOR -Renaissance Venture Capital has closed its fourth fund with $77.5 million of new capital.  Since it opened in 2008, Renaissance has raised over $280 million, making it the largest “fund of funds” of its kind in the United States.  Renaissance has become a role model for similar funds that have emerged in Cincinnati,

By |2021-07-20T12:21:30-04:00July 20th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Flint Healthcare Accelerator Names Six New Startup Clients

FLINT—Officials at the Louisville, Ky.-based healthcare business accelerator XLerateHealth announced the selection of six startup companies to participate in the 2021 cohort of startups at its Flint office. This year’s program will be fully virtual following last year’s success in light of COVID adaptations. XLH Flint is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the

By |2021-07-20T12:24:33-04:00July 20th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Applications Open For Conquer Accelerator Grand Rapids Cohort

GRAND RAPIDS - Applications are now open!  Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the 2021 Conquer Accelerator Grand Rapids cohort. Conquer Accelerator is a 10-week program starting on September 13th, 2021, and ending on November 19th, 2021. As a member of the cohort, teams receive:  | $20,000 in funding  | Access to

By |2021-07-20T12:23:39-04:00July 17th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Celebrate Small Business Registration Closes July 14

LANSING - Michigan Celebrates Small Business is excited to announce that the 17th Annual Awards gala will be in person. We will celebrate the 2020 and 2021 awardees on July 20 in East Lansing at the Breslin Center. This is a remarkable time for all the awardees and small business supporters. Attend the gala for

By |2021-07-11T15:58:49-04:00July 11th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Wayne State University Startup Developing Eco-Friendly Marine Coating For Ships, Boats

DETROIT – Repela Tech LLC, a Detroit-based sustainability tech startup from Wayne State University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II grant totaling $993,788 for research and development on a patent-pending (WSU Tech ID 20-1601), first-of-a-kind, safe antifouling marine coating. The project, “STTR Phase II: The Next Generation of

By |2021-07-11T18:15:48-04:00July 11th, 2021|Clean Update, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Conquer Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2021 Cohort

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Conquer Accelerator announces its sixth season and summer 2021 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes six selected teams to its East Lansing program: CrossBraining, Frizzmo, Nickels, Rebound AI, SafetySit, and Tandem. “We’re proud of what we’ve built over the last five years at Conquer Accelerator and we’re only getting better,” said Thomas Stewart, Conquer Accelerator Program

By |2021-06-22T17:02:09-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|