Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Business Leaders For Michigan Top Ten Talk Feb. 3

Business Leaders for Michigan to host first Top Ten Talk Event in Lansing Feb. 3 will touch on key priorities for improving Michigan’s K-12 education system, talent attraction & economic development The state’s business roundtable will release highlights of its annual benchmarking report and bring together leadership from some of the most successful states in

By |2020-01-26T10:10:28-05:00January 25th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, New Products / Contracts|

XLerateHealth Partners With U-M to Bring Biomedical Commercialization Program to Flint

FLINT - XLerateHealth, a Louisville, KY-based healthcare startup accelerator, has partnered with the University of Michigan to bring its Fast Forward Medical Innovation’s fastPACE biomedical entrepreneur program to XLH Flint. FFMI fastPACE is a four-week biomedical innovation and commercialization project-based course designed for life science innovators with an early stage project. More than 250 project

MVCA Names Beringea’s Michael Gross Chairman

NOVI – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross is responsible

By |2020-01-19T09:22:28-05:00January 18th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Benzinga Founder Jason Raznick Tells the Backstory on Founding his FinTech Company

ROYAL OAK - Jason Raznick, founder of Benzinga, a FinTech News organization, explains its origins, and why he decided to add Cannabis business coverage for his millions of readers worldwide. You can find it at BZCannabis.Com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7zB0-uAR9M&t=10s  

By |2020-01-19T12:44:13-05:00January 18th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Google Picks Invest Detroit’s VC Unit To Help Startups In Michigan

DETROIT–ID Ventures, the venture capital arm of Invest Detroit, the non-profit that supports business and real estate projects in the city and region, announced that it has been selected by the Google Developers Launchpad to provide scaling resources to startups in Detroit and Michigan. ID Ventures is Google’s first such partner in the continental United

By |2020-01-16T11:54:06-05:00January 16th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

MCWT Names Dow CIO Melanie Kalmar President

SOUTHFIELD – The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation has named Melanie Kalmar its president for 2020. Kalmar is corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Dow. Kalmar replaces Jane Sydlowski, CEO of AMI Strategies, who led the organization last year. Jennifer Charters, executive vice president and CIO of Flagstar

By |2020-01-12T13:56:40-05:00January 12th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Former MVCA Program Director Theis Joins EntryPoint

ANN ARBOR - EntryPoint announced that Molly Theis has joined its team as community engagement manager. She previously was program director at the Michigan Venture Capital Association. In this role, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by strategically hosting events around emerging trends, successes or gaps in the market related to findings from EntryPoint’s

By |2020-01-09T18:27:19-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Are You A Woman Who Is Ready To Change The World?

KALAMAZOO - If so, 2020 is your year. The WMed Innovation Center is launching a series of programs that can help you take your game-changing idea to the next level. Fund your innovative idea with government SBIR/STTR grants. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are United States government

By |2020-01-09T18:13:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Ripple Science Lands National Venture Capitalists In $2.5 Million Financing Round

ANN ARBOR - Ripple Science Corp., a HIPAA-compliant clinical research software company, has raised $2.5 million through equity financing, with more than 80 percent coming from funds outside Michigan. The funding round was led by Omaha-based Dundee Venture Capital, according to President and CEO Peter Falzon. Other participants include the Rise of the Rest seed fund, from

By |2020-01-07T21:06:28-05:00January 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

State Allocates $7 Million To Back Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS - An assortment of state-backed capital funds and initiatives to support business startups, innovation and entrepreneurs recently earned renewal in Lansing. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board last month allocated more than $7 million that will go to back entrepreneurs working to bring innovations to market. Half of the money will go to the Grand Rapids-based Michigan

By |2020-01-03T16:45:49-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|