Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

TechTown Toast Of The Town Goes Virtual Oct. 1

DETROIT –Since its launch six years ago, TechTown Detroit’s Toast of the Town, the organization’s annual benefit and award ceremony, has been a veritable “Who’s Who” of Detroit’s business and entrepreneurial community, consistently drawing hundreds of people in attendance and selling out of tickets each year. This year, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, TechTown

By |2020-09-26T14:26:58-04:00September 26th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, News|

Monica Wheat Joins Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau To Amplify Female, Non-Binary Voices

ANN ARBOR - Entrepreneur Monica Wheat, entrepreneur and investor, discusses her selection to the inaugural Visionary Voices speakers bureau, to amplify female and non-binary voices nationwide. Women and non-binary individuals are significantly underrepresented in conversations about tech and venture capital — both at conferences and in media coverage. This perpetuates a cycle where they don’t

By |2020-09-24T20:18:00-04:00September 24th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Detroit Demo Day Seeks Voters For Peoples’ Choice Awards

ANN ARBOR - Laura Granneman, vice president Quicken Loans Community Fund, asks the Detroit entrepreneur community to check out videos of the Detroit Demo Day Finalists now online at https://detroitdemoday.com/ They are vying for a $1 million cash purse. Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day has been reinvented as an all-virtual event to meet the needs

By |2020-09-24T20:06:08-04:00September 24th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day Names 17 Finalists For $1 Million In Funding

DETROIT - Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day announced last week the 17 finalists competing for a share of more than $1 million in funding in their fourth annual entrepreneurship competition – one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The finalists will be judged by nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs from across the country. This

By |2020-09-20T17:52:48-04:00September 20th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Michigan State Government Offers Future For Frontliners Tuition-Free Education Program

ANN ARBOR - Kerry Ebersole, from the state's Labor Department, provides an in-depth look at the Future For Frontliners program that offers tuition-free training and educational opportunities for frontliners COVID-19 pandemic workers who were forced to work during the March to June lockdown. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 10 what she described as the nation’s

By |2020-09-19T18:24:20-04:00September 19th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Airfoil Group Co-Founder Lisa Vallee-Smith Marks Agency’s 20th Anniversary In October

ANN ARBOR - In this video interview, Lisa Vallee-Smith, who co-founded Airfoil Group in 2000, talks about all the changes at her agency since it was founded and how her agency is celebrating its 20th anniversary in October. Also on this segment is Keith Donovan, a 13-year Airfoil veteran, who was appointed President of Airfoil

By |2020-09-19T14:54:18-04:00September 19th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

1,434 Small Businesses in Southwest Michigan Get Small Business Restart Grants

KALAMAZOO - Southwest Michigan First announced 1,434 small business recipients are receiving average grant awards of $5,000 each as part of the state’s Michigan Small Business Restart Program. Grants must be used for expenditures made between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 for necessary disbursements incurred due to the public health emergency with respect

By |2020-09-12T11:23:51-04:00September 12th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Birmingham Angels Mid-Year Investing Update

ANN ARBOR - Dave Weaver from Birmingham (MI) Angels provides an update on the angel investing groups portfolio since it was founded in fall 2019. Ten deals out of 30 pitched received funding. Birmingham Angels is part of CitySide Ventures that was established in 2015 with a core vision to change the way early-stage capital

By |2020-09-07T13:45:52-04:00September 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Talks Tech Entrepreneurship Tips

ANN ARBOR - Rick Snyder, former governor of Michigan, talks about all the progress that has been made in Michigan for tech entrepreneurs. Rick is not only a serial entrepreneur, but also an investor and former CEO of Gateway Computer. Snyder became Michigan's 48th governor when he was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2011.

By |2020-08-27T20:00:29-04:00August 27th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Executive Search Partners: How To Land That C-Level Tech Job During A Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - Gary Erickson, managing partner of Executive Search Partners, a recruitment company that specializes in finding Chief Information Officers for its clients, provides guidance on how your resume could rise to the top of any company's in-box and land you that coveted job interview. If you need to find an executive job, you're

By |2020-08-16T19:44:44-04:00August 13th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|