CitySide Ventures Creates Monthly Virtual Shark Tank To Fund Tech Startups

ANN ARBOR - David Weaver, who co-founded CitySide Ventures, Birmingham Angels and Great Lakes Angels, has co-created a monthly virtual Deal Tank for early-stage companies to pitch investors in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. The event is designed for Accredited Investors according to the SEC guidelines, specifically Rule 501(Item 5) of Regulation D, as to

By |2021-02-28T12:05:50-05:00February 28th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Teen Entrepreneur Innovation Days Application Deadline Midnight March 1

GRAND RAPIDS - The deadline to apply for the $10,000 Teen Entrepreneur Innovation Day workshop is midnight March 1. This immersive two-day workshop is centered around innovation and action to provide high school students the necessary skill set and tools to develop as innovators and entrepreneurs. Students will be asked to address and solve some

By |2021-02-26T19:26:19-05:00February 26th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Masco Creates $50 Million Venture Capital Fund To Fund Home Improvement Innovations

LIVONIA—Masco Corp. announced the establishment of Masco Ventures, which will invest in companies that advance Masco’s commitment to innovation. A fully owned subsidiary of Masco, Masco Ventures is a $50 million venture capital fund focused on startups that are strategically relevant to Masco’s industry-leading brands, which include Behr paint, Delta and Hansgrohe faucets, bath and

By |2021-02-19T17:23:38-05:00February 19th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

DeVos-Backed Private Equity Fund To Support Michigan Biz Owners Seeking An Exit

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan capital investment fund that involves the family office for Doug and Maria DeVos wants to make long-term investments across a variety of industries with a goal of preserving and growing local companies and jobs. The DeVoses’ Continuum Ventures LLC has partnered with Grand Rapids-based Auxo Investment Partners to manage the new Michigan Opportunity Fund, whose

By |2021-02-15T16:36:44-05:00February 15th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

CitySide Capital Network Offers Virtual Startup Deal Tank Feb. 23

BIRMINGHAM – CitySide Ventures is launching a monthly virtual Deal Tank for early-stage companies to pitch investors in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. On Feb. 23, 22 companies will do elevator pitches for this private “by invitation only” event. The event is designed for Accredited Investors according to the SEC guidelines, specifically Rule 501(Item 5) of

By |2021-02-19T15:21:00-05:00February 15th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Southwest Michigan First Announces Lee Chatfield as New CEO

KALAMAZOO - Lee Chatfield, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, has been named the new CEO for Southwest Michigan First. Chatfield was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives for six years and was chosen by his peers to serve in the top two leadership positions for four of those years as

By |2021-02-17T19:45:03-05:00February 14th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Bamboo Royal Oak Now Open And Offering Private Tours

ROYAL OAK - Bamboo is open safely for those returning to an office or virtual office and is booking private visits for Oakland County businesses to check out its new Royal Oak location. It's located inside a historic former retail spot at 220 South Main Street. While Bamboo still detailing the space you can schedule

By |2021-02-13T17:22:38-05:00February 13th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, New Products / Contracts|

MCWT Seeks Nominations For Women Of The Year In Tech

SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is seeking nominations for its fifth Woman of the Year in Technology award. The nonprofit organization will recognize a woman in Michigan leading or driving change for women in technology careers or fields of study. “Making the technology field representative of the communities where we live is an effort that

By |2021-01-30T11:28:36-05:00January 30th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Kathleen Norton-Schock Updates Diva Tech Talk, MCWT

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to MITech TV to update the latest segments of her podcast, called Diva Tech Talk, and to update some events from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. You can find out more about both at www.mcwt.org and www.divatechtalk.com. https://youtu.be/TIwEATTvRBU  

By |2021-01-28T19:02:27-05:00January 28th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Midwest Venture Showcase Accepting Applications From Startups Seeking $500K or More. Really.

ANN ARBOR - David Brophy, a University of Michigan business professor, started the Michigan Grown Capital Symposium more than three decades ago to help kick start a private equity finance sector in Michigan. In 2021, his brain child is seeking applications to pitch hundreds of investors virtually due to the pandemic. He's expecting at least

By |2021-01-28T17:49:09-05:00January 28th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|