Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Skip Simms Retires From Ann Arbor SPARK, Remains With MI Angel Fund

ANN ARBOR - Skip Simms was one of Ann Arbor SPARK's first employees when it was created a couple decades ago to provide business training and services to the Ann Arbor tech community, including engineers coming out of the University of Michigan. On Dec. 31, Simms retired from SPARK and stepped down as managing partner

By |2023-01-16T11:55:51-05:00January 16th, 2023|Entrepreneurs, ESD, mitechtv|

If You Want To Pitch An Angel Investing Group, Or Become An Angel Investor, Watch This Interview

BIRMINGHAM - Angel Investors are a group of high net worth individuals who pool their money and invest in startups that have high growth potential. If your startup wants to attract investors, you need to watch this video interview with David Weaver, a principal in CitySideVentures, the parent company of Birmingham Angels and the Great

By |2023-01-10T17:06:33-05:00January 10th, 2023|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Simms Retires From Ann Arbor SPARK, Succeeded By Flanagan

ANN ARBOR — Long time SPARK senior executive Skip Simms retired effective Dec. 31, 2022, and was succeeded by Mike Flanagan will continue in his role at Ann Arbor SPARK as the vice president of capital programs and succeed Simms as the managing member for the Michigan Angel Fund. Simms recruited Flanagan seven years ago

By |2023-01-03T13:50:37-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Michigan Capital Network Adds New Executive to Leadership Team

GRAND RAPIDS  – Michigan Capital Network, the state’s largest association of regional angel investing groups and the management entity for four venture capital funds, announced today that it has promoted Meagan Malm to the position of principal with the investment organization.  Malm joined MCN in 2020. She currently helps source investment opportunities, conduct due diligence

By |2022-12-20T13:16:14-05:00December 20th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Resume Misconceptions: Gary Erickson, Executive Search Partners, Clears Them Up

ANN ARBOR - If you're looking to burnish your resume for that executive job offering, you need to make sure you don't include some misconceptions, says Gary Erickson, managing partner of Executive Search Partners. Those include: Your resume cannot be longer than 2 pages You need key words at the top of your resume so

By |2022-12-17T19:23:25-05:00December 17th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

CitySideVentures Offers Funding, Investment Opportunities

BIRMINGHAM - If you are a tech startup looking for seed funding, or if you are someone with a lot of money tied up in your retirement plan, you need to watch this interview with CitySideVentures Director David Weaver. CitySideVentures has a $10 million pre-seed fund that already has invested in dozens of tech startups.

By |2022-11-22T15:56:20-05:00November 18th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, Featured, mitechtv|

Fast EV Charging Using Natural Gas Offered By Entrepreneur Stevan Bratic

ANN ARBOR - Serial entrepreneur Stevan Bratic, owner of Bratic Enterprises, has developed an electric vehicle charging system that uses natural gas, instead of electricity, to recharge EVs. These EV "PODS" can be permanently mounted, or mobile depending on the commercial customers' needs. They also can be used as a profit center by allowing commercial

By |2022-11-15T10:28:24-05:00November 15th, 2022|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Ann Arbor SPARK Brings Job Seekers and Employers Together with Tech Homecoming Event

ANN ARBOR — Ann Arbor SPARK’s annual Tech Homecoming event returns this year to connect growing companies with job seekers. The free, annual event will be held in-person on Wednesday, November 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cahoots in downtown Ann Arbor. “Job seekers and recruiters alike love Tech Homecoming’s casual atmosphere,” said Jenn

By |2022-11-27T13:36:32-05:00November 6th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, ESD|