Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

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|

PocketNest Fintech Startup Helps Investors Manage Their Financial Plans

ROYAL OAK - PocketNest is a Detroit-based fintech company built for people who are...people. Its mission is to demystify financial planning and equip you with the tools you need to manage your own financial plan - without anything slipping through the cracks. And we’ve got Founder and CEO Jessica Willis on M2 TechCast to explain

By | 2018-06-19T20:19:09+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

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|

Monica Wheat Updates Techstars Startup Week Detroit – All This Week

ROYAL OAK - Startup Week Detroit Co-Founder Monica Wheat talks about her week-long entrepreneurial extravaganza in downtown Detroit going on this week on a new indoor-outdoor campus that spans Grand Circus Park and adjacent buildings, including Bamboo Detroit. Now officially called Techstars Startup Week Detroit, the event is moving out of its previous home base,

By | 2018-06-19T20:21:12+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

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|

EntryPoint Seeks To Fill Gaps In Funding, Talent, Research For Entrepreneurs

ROYAL OAK - Emily Heintz, Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, has spent a decade working with a wide range of entrepreneurial support groups and startups, in which she found gaps in funding, talent and research that she felt needed to be filled.  In March, Heintz, who joins M2 TechCast co-hosts Matt Roush

By | 2018-06-06T18:33:40+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

The Inside Story On TechTown’s Purchase Of The NextEnergy Center

ROYAL OAK - Wayne State University bought the NextEnergy Center, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, and will transform it into a center for university-industry collaboration and research. Ned Staebler, president of TechTown, joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan to explain why Wayne State spent $6.6 million to create Detroit Urban Solutions, a

By | 2018-06-06T14:55:53+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Michigan Tech Innovation Hub Awards $200K To Applied Advanced Materials Projects

HOUGHTON - Four technologies from universities across Michigan that demonstrate commercial potential in applied advanced materials earned funding from the Michigan Technological University Translational Research and Commercialization statewide Innovation Hub. The support will help them continue their path toward commercialization. Michigan Tech engineering faculty led two of the projects.   The MTRAC program, in partnership

By | 2018-05-22T20:00:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Entrepreneurs|