Airfoil Group Announces Reorganization To Meet Demands Of Project-Oriented Clients

ROYAL OAK - Lisa Vallee-Smith, the co-founder of Airfoil Communications, has reorganized her 18-year old PR agency under a holding company that she will lead. Vallee-Smith will now serve as CEO of Airfoil Group, overseeing the business strategy for both Airfoil Communications and Airfoil Digital. Twelve-year Airfoil veteran Keith Donovan, former senior vice president, steps

By |2018-09-21T17:36:48+00:00September 21st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Denso Semiconductor Subsidiary Invests $65 Million In Artificial Intelligence Startup

SOUTHFIELD - DENSO Corporation subsidiary NSITEXE, a developer of key semiconductor components enabling automated driving, announced it has invested $65 million in ThinCI Inc., an Artificial Intelligence hardware startup developing computing platforms. ThinCI’s programmable computing architecture can accelerate deep learning, AI and other algorithms relevant to the automotive industry and will provide somewhere around 5

By |2018-09-13T21:01:42+00:00September 12th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Auxo Completes Raise For $50 Million Private Equity Fund

GRAND RAPIDS — Auxo Investment Partners closed fundraising for its first fund after netting $50 million from family offices and institutional investors. The close last week enables Auxo’s partners to focus solely on seeking and vetting investment prospects. The Grand Rapids-based private equity firm expects to invest in 10 to 15 companies over the next three years

By |2018-09-04T19:10:41+00:00September 4th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Toma Detroit Wins $250K Grand Prize In Hatch Detroit Contest

DETROIT – Toma Detroit will serve fresh, locally sourced simple yet sophisticated cocktails and foods from Latin America with the help of a $50,000 cash prize the founders won Thursday night in the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. The annual contest supports brick and mortar business growth in Detroit, Highland Park and

By |2018-08-31T09:16:14+00:00August 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Nominees Named For Michigan Venture Capital Association Awards

ANN ARBOR – Nominees for Exit of the Year, Community Impact Player, and Up-and-Coming Company of the Year were named Monday by the Michigan Venture Capital Association and the envelopes containing the winners' names will be presented Oct. 2 during the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner at the Eastern Market. The Keynote address will be provided

By |2018-08-27T20:03:47+00:00August 27th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Featured|

4 Finalists Named For Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest – All Four Foodies

Pictured above, Nezaa Bandele – Paradise Natural Foods. DETROIT – The public has spoken and Friday Hatch Detroit announced the four finalists who will advance to the final round of the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. These four entrepreneurs are competing to win $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $200,000 in pro

By |2018-08-17T13:25:27+00:00August 17th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Hatch Detroit Contest Announces 10 Semi-Finalists For $250,000 Contest

DETROIT – Ten retail concepts have made the semi finals of the Hatch Detroit Contest where one will win $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in pro bono support to found a brick and mortar business in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. Now the contest will turn to the public to cast their vote and help

By |2018-08-10T08:10:31+00:00August 10th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

TiECon Detroit 18 – Tel Ganesan Tells You Everything You Need To Know

ROYAL OAK - TiECon Detroit 18 is coming this October with a new one-day format and new location. TiE Detroit President Tel Ganesan provides all the details in this segment of M2 TechCast. TiECon Detroit 18 is now scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Suburban Collection Showcase. On Oct. 5, an Entrepreneur Bootcamp will be

By |2018-08-08T08:49:36+00:00August 8th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Deadline To Register For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Competition Aug. 15

ROYAL OAK - Are you a Michigan entrepreneur who has grown a great company that now needs cash to take it to the next level? Then you want to apply to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan business-plan competition. Martin Dober, Managing Partner of Invest Detroit Ventures, talks about this annual competition. Deadline to

By |2018-08-08T08:00:59+00:00August 8th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

TiECon Detroit 2018 Hosting Entrepreneur Bootcamp At TechTown Oct. 5

NOVI  – TiECon Detroit 2018 is hosting an Entrepreneur Bootcamp at TechTown Detroit on October 5, a one-day intensive program to engage, inspire, and mentor entrepreneurs to start, innovate, and scale their businesses. Deadline for applications is Sunday August 19th. More information can be found here: http://tiecondetroit.org/ai-competition.php Be Investable is a training to support the

By |2018-07-19T20:30:10+00:00July 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|