Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

TechTown Fund Supports 350 Detroit Small Businesses

DETROIT — Over the course of two weeks, TechTown launched the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund and awarded a total of $606,000 to 350 Detroit small businesses. The fund was created in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), and Invest Detroit to provide working capital grants to some of

By |2020-04-02T18:49:02-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - In light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest have partnered to present an online Midwest Venture Showcase 2020. The online format will still showcase Midwest companies seeking early-stage funding and the opportunity to connect with founders, angel investors and venture capitalists — as MGCS

By |2020-04-02T18:42:11-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Duo Security’s Song Donates $1 Million To Washtenaw County Small Business Fund

ANN ARBOR - Dug Song, who sold in 2018 Duo Security to Cisco for $2.35 billion, has contributed $1 million to an emergency relief fund for small businesses in Washtenaw County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money was donated to the Washtenaw Small Business Emergency Relief Fund. https://www.washtenawsbf.com/ Contributions also came from Ann Arbor

By |2020-03-31T16:33:20-04:00March 31st, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Pure Michigan Business Connect Updates Virtual Matchmaking Platform For COVID-19 Resonse

LANSING–The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Pure Michigan Business Connect program is expanding its free, online procurement platform by now including donations from suppliers capable of filling health and human service needs across a broad range of product and service categories. The platform will provide direct access to businesses within the state providing supplies including personal

By |2020-03-29T17:38:53-04:00March 29th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD, Politics, Politics/Government|

LEAP Opens Applications For Emergency Small Business Relief Grants

LANSING—The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) successfully secured $600,000 from the MEDC’s Small Business Relief Program to issue 60 $10,000 grants to small businesses across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant application for these funds is now open and can be accessed

By |2020-03-29T16:02:21-04:00March 29th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics, Politics/Government|

How will COVID – 19 Impact Venture Backed Startups?

ANN ARBOR - As COVID-19 unfolds worldwide, a high level of uncertainty has manifested itself. Social distancing, self-quarantines, as well as federal and state mandates forcing the closure of businesses, have become the new norm in recent weeks. This webinar features a panel of experts as they discuss how this current crisis will affect venture-backed

By |2020-03-28T17:50:49-04:00March 28th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Financing Expert Cuts Fees To Help Businesses File For SBA Injury Disaster Loan RELIEF Fund

DETROIT - If your business has been affected by COVID-19, the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan RELIEF fund is now available. Although Bob Moore Financing encourages you to seek other forms of working capital immediately, SBA loans are an excellent long-term alternative. "The SBA recognizes this an allows finance companies to charge as much as

By |2020-03-26T12:30:59-04:00March 26th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund Provides Grants to Distressed Small Businesses

ANN ARBOR - Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College Collaborate to Provide Up to $2,500 to Businesses in Need Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center, Washtenaw County Office of

By |2020-03-26T10:23:31-04:00March 25th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

TechTown Develops Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund To Support Small Biz During COVID-19 Pandemic

DETROIT  - TechTown is launching the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund with a goal of raising $250,000 to support the needs of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The fund will administer working capital grants in amounts up to $5,000 in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Invest Detroit. Application

By |2020-03-22T17:59:56-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Automation Alley Seeks Help From Medical Device Makers Battling COVID-19

TROY—Automation Alley is requesting help from its members identifying suppliers and providers of personal protective equipment and medical supplies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is sponsored by the National Council of Textile Organization, the Industrial Fabrics Association International, and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The survey is intended to identify