Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Terry Bean Produces TEDxDetroit 2022 At the Detroit Music Hall Oct 26

DETROIT - Terry Bean, who created Motor City Connect and built it into 10,000 followers, is once again creating TEDxDetroit, an in-person power networking event that features the best Motor City has to offer in Technology, Entertainment and Design. It is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Music Hall in Detroit. Tickets until Sept. 30

By |2022-09-27T09:14:33-04:00September 26th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Inaugural Michigan Tech Week Coming to Detroit’s Gem Theatre Oct. 12 and 13

DETROIT — Detroit’s iconic Gem Theatre will host the state’s first Michigan Tech Week Oct. 12 and 13. Michigan Tech Week will consist of two full days of premier events to celebrate Michigan’s high-growth tech ecosystem. “Michigan Tech Week will bring together major stakeholders in Michigan’s tech ecosystem to collaborate with hundreds of attendees and

By |2022-09-20T11:35:26-04:00September 20th, 2022|Entrepreneurs|

TCNew Tech September Pitch Contest Winner Spotter

TRAVERSE CITY - Vishnu Mano, President and Founder of Spotter, won the audience’s vote after delivering the evening’s only remote pitch at NewTech's event Sept 13th. Mano’s Spotter, a mobile app developed to help find its users places to park in a fresh new way, utilizes a combination of sensors, security camera footage, and other

By |2022-09-20T10:55:41-04:00September 20th, 2022|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Capital Network Expands Fund IV to Meet Growing Investor Interest

GRAND RAPIDS – Michigan Capital Network has submitted filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase the total investment amount of its Fund IV from $25 million to $35 million.  MCN is the state’s largest association of regional angel investing groups and the management entity for four venture capital funds.  “This expansion reflects the

By |2022-09-20T08:13:31-04:00September 20th, 2022|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

TechTown’s Annual Fundraiser Oct. 6 Available In-Person Or Virtually

DETROIT - Toast of the Town is TechTown’s annual fundraiser on Oct. 6 will be celebrating Detroit’s hardworking entrepreneurs and the role we play in creating a truly equitable economy.  This year, we will livestream the Salute Awards from 4 – 5 p.m. to a virtual audience, and then celebrate Detroit’s emerging startups and coolest small businesses with

By |2022-09-07T08:50:19-04:00September 7th, 2022|Entrepreneurs|

Traverse City New Tech Pitch Night Winner MeetingMaker

TRAVERSE CITY - In an effort to expand the inclusiveness of the event, TCNewTech opens its platform to non-tech and tech companies alike to pitch their startups to a robust TCNT audience. Five startups competed to win $500 by audience vote. Jodie Schanhals, President and Founder of MeetingMaker, LLC, won the audience’s vote after delivering the evening’s final pitch. The MeetingMaker App that Jodie developed is a mobile app helping individuals in recovery and/or required to attend court-mandated meetings. The MeetingMaker mobile app "reimagines accountability"

By |2022-08-14T17:43:27-04:00August 14th, 2022|Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Venture Capital Association 20th Anniversary Report

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Venture Capital Association celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022 with a new report on the state of Venture Capital in Michigan. Details are provided by MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian in this interview with Mike Brennan and Matt Roush. To read the full report, click on MichiganVCA.Org https://youtu.be/RQKQDRHdG5Y

By |2022-08-08T14:36:45-04:00August 8th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Scalable Revenue Operations For Small Businesses

ANN ARBOR - Technologist Ernie Butcher joins Matt and Mike on MiTechTV to talk about his new business venture that will offer scalable operations for small businesses. In a nutshell, instead of hiring a full-time professional to handle many of your business needs, you can hire that person as needed. He's also building a team

By |2022-08-03T12:28:09-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

SBAM Survey: Higher Costs, Supply Shortages Hurting Michigan’s Small Businesses

LANSING – Continually rising costs and supply shortages are the main challenges impeding Michigan small businesses success, according to a new survey released today by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “Michigan’s small businesses are still facing significant obstacles every single day,” said SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley. “Higher costs, supply shortages and inflation