New Economy Initiative Awards Grant To LTU For Growth Of Small Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The New Economy Initiative has awarded a one-year grant of $40,000 to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory for the support of its accelerator program that will enable the growth for small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “As a leading resource to small and start-up companies developing innovative, engineered products, the

By | 2018-06-21T07:12:42+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

AI Replacing Human Headhunters? Executive Search Partners’ Erickson Says No Way

ROYAL OAK - I sensed a controversial story in an email I received predicting the demise of headhunters.  So I contacted the best headhunter I know, Gary Erickson of Executive Search Partners, to get his input.    The email said that artificial intelligence will eliminate the human factor in trying to help companies find people to fill

By | 2018-06-20T12:21:34+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Deadline To Apply For Pitch Club Grand Circus July 1

FARMINGTON HILLS – The deadline to apply for Pitch Club Grand Circus is July 1. Sponsors for the July 25 event include Kyyba Innovations, Bodman PLC and TiE Detroit. The select pool of the companies chosen to pitch at the monthly Pitch Club events will be provided investment opportunities in the form of presenting to

By | 2018-06-14T19:34:47+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Five MSU Student Startups Launched In 10-Week Conquer Accelerator Program

EAST LANSING — Five student startups from Michigan State University kicked off on June 3 a 10-week creative journey that could propel some into commercialization. The five teams participating in the Conquer Accelerator program each received $20,000 in seed funding, tailored mentorship, a creative co-working space, as well as access to networking support and talent

By | 2018-06-14T16:16:19+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

TiECon Detroit Coming Back In October On New Day, New Location

FARMINGTON HILLS - TIECon Detroit is coming back in October 2018 on a new day at a new location. The day-long event, scheduled for Saturday Oct 6 at Suburban Collection Showplace is called “Ignite2Distrupt: All About AI.” It will focus on the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence and the technologies that are dramatically transforming the

By | 2018-06-14T16:06:30+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

NanoBio Closes $10 Million Series A Round, Changes Name To BlueWillow Biologics

ANN ARBOR — NanoBio Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has changed its corporate name to BlueWillow Biologics in conjunction with the closing of a $10 million Series A financing. The company’s new name reflects its evolution to a vaccines-focused company, and commitment to advancing its novel intranasal technology to develop new vaccines

By | 2018-05-09T16:57:27+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Names Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR -  Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Tuesday announced the list of companies that will present at the 37th annual event, which will be held May 15-16 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti. A total of 32 companies, representing the best of the emerging growth companies in the Midwest that are actively

By | 2018-05-07T21:01:57+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Tech248 Member BackBeat Raises $130,000 In Kickstarter Campaign

ROYAL OAK - Oakland County Tech248’s Greg Doyle interviews Yerko Sepluveda, creator of BackBeat, who benefited from the Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance. BackBeat is a wearable, portable rumble pack and practice amp for bassists that turns every low note you play into a vibration you can feel. BackBeat has raised nearly $130,000 in a Kickstarter campaign.

By | 2018-05-01T16:50:13+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Kathleen Norton-Schock Updates Divas Tech Talk, Michigan Council Of Women In Technology

ROYAL OAK - Kathleen Norton-Schock joins M2 TechCast co-hosts Mike Brennan and Matt Roush to talk about her podcast series, Diva Tech Talk, and the latest happenings with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, including summer Science Technology Engineering and Math summer camps for high school girls. To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/internet-advisor-755109612/m2-techcast-episode-124-kathleen-nofton-schock

Lambert Edwards Acquires New York Agency – Shopping For More Mid-Level Firms

GRAND RAPIDS - Lambert, Edwards & Associates Inc., already one of the largest pubic relations agencies in the state, got bigger this week when the company announced it had acquired Owen Blicksilver Public Relations Inc. of New York City. Terms of the deal were not announced. Through this acquisition, Lambert Edwards created a top 10

By | 2018-05-07T21:07:50+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|