Applications Open For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Applications are will now be accepted to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures. The 10th annual pitch competition on November 13 will be held at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. Semi-finalists will pitch their ideas to seasoned judges. “We are thrilled to reach such

By |2019-07-15T09:20:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Airfoil Group Signs Nine New Clients

ROYAL OAK—Airfoil Group announced nine new clients for project and retainer work: AthenasOwl, GTA, The Mars Agency, Memorial Healthcare, Peloton, Quantiphi, Transient Plasma Systems, University Liggett School and Zero Mass Water. “Each of these clients has a unique story to tell, and we look forward to helping them compete and succeed in their respective industries,”

By |2019-07-07T19:47:14-04:00July 7th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Read These Emergency Rules If You Plan To Sell, Grow Marijuana In Michigan

LANSING - The agency that regulates the selling and growing of marijuana in Michigan released emergency rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell pot to adults 21 and older. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency plans to start taking business applications Nov. 1. The rules will remain in effect for six months and

By |2019-07-05T15:18:15-04:00July 5th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

StockX Startup Raises $110 Million In Financing, Largest In Michigan History

DETROIT—The Detroit startup “stock market of things” StockX announced the largest venture capital raise in Michigan history, a $110 million Series C financing round that values the company at more than $1 billion. Participating in the investing round were Hong Kong-based DST Global, New York City-based General Atlantic, and Menlo Park, Calif.-based GGV Capital. The company also

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Invest Detroit Ventures’s Shea Interviews ToDoolie CEO Rodriguez

ROYAL OAK - ToDoolie, a marketplace to hire local students to help with simple and outdoor tasks, has become a portfolio company for Invest Detroit Ventures. IDV Manager Tember Shea interviews Sergio Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CEO, to dig into the business plan. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e175-tember-shea-invest-detroit-ventures  

By |2019-06-26T18:50:51-04:00June 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

California Real Estate Company To Lend Another $18 Million To Cannabis Farm Near Lansing

DIMONDALE - The San Diego real estate firm Innovative Industrial Properties Inc, which focuses on the regulated cannabis industry, announced that it entered into an amendment of the lease with Green Peak Industries LLC in Dimondale, making available an additional $18 million in funding for expansion of its cannabis cultivation and processing at the property.

By |2019-06-23T14:24:02-04:00June 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Kathleen Norton-Schock Updates Diva Tech Talk, MCWT Summer Happenings

ROYAL OAK -Kathleen Norton-Schock updates the recent podcasts she has done on her own show, Diva Tech Talk, as well as the upcoming events for the Michigan Council of Women In Technology - including its big Golf Outing. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e174-kathleen-norton-schock  

By |2019-06-23T14:56:11-04:00June 19th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Five Startups Named To MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Summer Program

EAST LANSING - Five startup teams from Michigan State University have been selected to participate in the Conquer Accelerator, a 10-week program that pays each team $20,000 in seed funding. Each startup gets tailored mentorship from leaders within their respective industries, a creative co-working space at the MSU Hatch, as well as access to a

By |2019-06-19T16:08:43-04:00June 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

KLA’s John McLaughlin Talks Ann Arbor R&D Lab

ROYAL OAK - KLA Ann Arbor Lead John McLaughlin talks about the hundreds of job openings created by the $70 million semiconductor equipment maker that is opening a research and development facility in Ann Arbor. Upwards of 500 opening will be created in the years ahead with some 100 jobs in 2019 alone. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e173-klas-john-mclaughlin-talks-ann-arbor-rd-lab

By |2019-06-13T17:29:56-04:00June 12th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Hatch Detroit Opens $100,000 Business Idea Competition

ROYAL OAK - The 2019 $100,000 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is officially underway, and submissions are being accepted through July 31st. Hatch Detroit's Vittoria Katanski joins Matt and Mike to provide all the details. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e173-hatch-detroit-opens-100000-business-idea-competition

By |2019-06-12T18:18:49-04:00June 12th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|