Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Southwest Michigan First Gets Land Gift, Plus $100 Million For New Career, Tech Education Center

KALAMAZOO – Friday  Southwest Michigan First announced it has secured an anonymous gift of land along with a $100 million commitment for the construction of a new  Career and Technical Education Center on the gifted parcel. “For years, local educators and employers have talked about the need for a centralized career and technical center in

By |2021-10-15T12:40:35-04:00October 15th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

10 Entrepreneurs Awarded $20,000 Each At Start Garden Competition

GRAND RAPIDS — Food, technology and recycling startups were among the 10 winners to receive individual $20,000 awards at this year’s 100 competition hosted by Grand Rapids-based business incubator Start Garden LLC. Start Garden officials say this year’s event was competitive after more than 650 entrepreneurs submitted ideas to be selected for funding. In August, the

By |2021-10-10T16:07:09-04:00October 10th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Report: Emergence Of Remote Work Anxiety Crippling Productivity, Employee Mental Health

OMAHA, Neb. - Remote work has been incredibly popular, but remote work anxiety has been an unforeseen side-effects, a new study contends. Since starting en masse in March 2020, remote work has been viewed upon favorably by most employees, Breeze said in the study’s executive summary. “One of our studies even found workers were willing

By |2021-10-09T07:04:52-04:00October 9th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

DTE Energy Awards Grants To Spur Economic Development And Job Creation

DETROIT – The DTE Energy Foundation has awarded grants to Michigan-based organizations to spur economic development and job creation across the state. Grant recipients include the Ann Arbor Spark Foundation, Detroit Economic Growth Association, Detroit Regional Partnership, Michigan Economic Development Foundation, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, The Right Place Foundation and Venture North Funding and Development.

By |2021-10-04T12:50:09-04:00October 4th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, New Products / Contracts|

FlexJobs Identifies Top 30 Companies Hiring Remote Freelance Workers

BOULDER, Co – To help job seekers connect to remote freelance job opportunities, FlexJobs has identified the top 30 companies hiring for remote freelance jobs so far this year, as well as the strongest job categories for freelance jobs. According to a FlexJobs survey from August 2021 of more than 800 freelancers, 66 percent of freelancers

By |2021-10-03T17:02:26-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

A2Tech360 Oct. 1-8 In Ann Arbor

Two Weeks Until a2Tech360! October 1 – 8, 2021 We’re excited to announce four new events to the lineup, including the a2Tech360 Job Seeker Trek! With 20+ in-person and virtual events — many of which are free — there’s a lot of opportunity to engage with Ann Arbor’s dynamic tech community. While the entire schedule

By |2021-09-26T16:41:20-04:00September 26th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Events/Announcements, New Products / Contracts|

Small Business Grants For Startups And Struggling Businesses

DETROIT - Small business grants can offer a boost for new businesses just getting off the ground or a net to catch existing businesses in free fall. These grants are offered by federal, state and local agencies as well as by private corporations. Many target specific sectors, like agriculture and technology, or seek to support small

By |2021-09-26T16:41:21-04:00September 26th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, News|

Detroit Demo Days Names Five Cash Winners, Funds Ten Other Finalists

DETROIT – The annual Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day pitch competition culled its list of 15 finalist to five winner on Friday night each getting a share of more than $1 million in funding, including a top prize of $250,000. But the 10 losing finalists didn’t walk away empty handed. Each received $25,000 to help

By |2021-09-26T08:38:27-04:00September 25th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Fall Events Update For The Michigan Council of Women In Technology

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to MITech TV to update all the fall events for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. From past golf outings to the November gala are covered in her report. Everything MCWT does centers on inspiring and growing women in technology. MCWT is on a mission to help women

By |2021-09-24T11:40:31-04:00September 24th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Back Story On TechTown Virtual Toast Of The Town Sept 30

ANN ARBOR - Lindsay Robillard from Wayne State's TechTown joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan to provide the back story on the Toast of The Town celebration the community’s celebration of entrepreneurship and the role TechTown plays in building a truly equitable economy. The virtual event is scheduled for Sept. 30 and is free of

By |2021-09-20T19:36:16-04:00September 20th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|