Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Five Startups Named To MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Summer Program

EAST LANSING - Five startup teams from Michigan State University have been selected to participate in the Conquer Accelerator, a 10-week program that pays each team $20,000 in seed funding. Each startup gets tailored mentorship from leaders within their respective industries, a creative co-working space at the MSU Hatch, as well as access to a

By |2019-06-15T17:03:33-04:00June 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

KLA’s John McLaughlin Talks Ann Arbor R&D Lab

ROYAL OAK - KLA Ann Arbor Lead John McLaughlin talks about the hundreds of job openings created by the $70 million semiconductor equipment maker that is opening a research and development facility in Ann Arbor. Upwards of 500 opening will be created in the years ahead with some 100 jobs in 2019 alone. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e173-klas-john-mclaughlin-talks-ann-arbor-rd-lab

By |2019-06-13T17:29:56-04:00June 12th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Hatch Detroit Opens $100,000 Business Idea Competition

ROYAL OAK - The 2019 $100,000 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is officially underway, and submissions are being accepted through July 31st. Hatch Detroit's Vittoria Katanski joins Matt and Mike to provide all the details. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e173-hatch-detroit-opens-100000-business-idea-competition

By |2019-06-12T18:18:49-04:00June 12th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Survey: Michigan Retailers Expect Strong Growth Through Summer

GRAND RAPIDS - A majority of retailers across Michigan report higher sales this spring and expect to sustain growth well into the summer. In a monthly survey released in late May by the Michigan Retailers Association, 56 percent of respondents reported a month-to-month increase in sales from March to April, while 29 percent had lower sales.

By |2019-06-07T18:52:00-04:00June 7th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Buttons2Button’s Gina Adams On Crowd Funding Campaign

ROYAL OAK -Gina Adams, Co-Founder of Buttons2Button, magnetic button covers to help people with disabilities become more self sufficient, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand her fledgling operations. She is getting coaching for his business from Lawrence Technological University's Centropolis Accelerator. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e171-buttons2buttons-gina-adams-on-crowd-funding-campaign

By |2019-06-01T17:11:33-04:00June 1st, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Pingree Detroit CEO Jarett Schlaff On His Custom Leather Goods Shop

ROYAL OAK - Jarett Schlaff, CEO of Pingree Detroit, will talk about his custom leather goods business that works with veterans. Schlaff is getting coaching for his business from Lawrence Technological University's Centropolis Accelerator. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e171-pingree-detroit

By |2019-06-03T19:40:35-04:00June 1st, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

MEDA Opens Applications For Million Dollar Challenge For Minority Entrepreneurs

MINNEAPOLIS – Metropolitan Economic Development Association has opened up applications for its second year of the Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs. The Million Dollar Challenge is the largest minority entrepreneurial competition in the country, awarding $1 million in funding to minority businesses from across the nation.  The “Shark Tank” style pitch competition includes a

By |2019-05-19T15:49:07-04:00May 19th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

High School Hackers Sought For Lake Erie Hack

DETROIT - Erie Hack is inviting all high school students to compete for $1,600 in prizes and development support for the best solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing challenges. You’ll spend the day forming teams, creating ideas, and pitching to expert judges. This event is designed for classes, clubs, or individuals who are passionate about

By |2019-05-19T15:49:08-04:00May 19th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

ClubMCC – Social Media Group Created By Motor City Connect

ROYAL OAK - Motor City Connect Founder Terry Bean has launch a new ClubMCC option for people who want to use social media better to promote themselves or their businesses. He charges a monthly fee that includes special access as well as special events for ClubMCC members. Terry Bean  To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e170-clubmcc

By |2019-05-17T11:25:33-04:00May 17th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

ClubMCC Latest Offering From Terry Bean, Motor City Connect

DETROIT – Terry Bean, best known for creating Motor City Connect 13 years ago, has expanded his social media outreach by co-creating #ClubMCC. The official launch will be May 28 in Ferndale during the monthly MCC lunch meet-up. “Over the past couple of months I’ve been lining up a group of people for whom I

By |2019-05-13T07:23:00-04:00May 13th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|