Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

LTU Hosting 800+ High School Students In DECA Business Competition Dec. 14

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will host the 2018 DECA High School District Competition on Friday, Dec. 14. The university will host more than 800 students from 21 Oakland County high schools in competitive presentations and educational exercises in marketing, business, finance, leadership, and entrepreneurship competency areas. Competitions will be held throughout the university’s Southfield

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|

Holland VC Fund Invests In MRI Software Developer

HOLLAND — The Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund established by Holland-based Genesis Innovation Group announced an investment in Bingham Farms-based SpinTech Inc., developers of brain imaging software. SpinTech says its software decreases the acquisition time for brain imaging while enabling enhanced visualization, unification, and automated identification of neurological biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Original Stormy Kromer Cap Wins Inaugural Coolest Thing Made In Michigan Award

LANSING - Original Stormy Kromer Cap, a four-panel handmade cap created in 1903, was given the inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” award, part of the Michigan Manufacturers Association’s MFG Excellence Awards. The judges voted through social media gathered through a collaboration with MLive. It was sponsored by The Luminous Group. “We believe that manufacturing

By |2018-11-15T19:48:13+00:00November 15th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

VerteCore Wins $500,000 Grand Prize At Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT - VerteCore, a startup that has developed affordable, mobile decompression for instant spine relief, won Tuesday night the $500,000 grand prize at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, while GreenMark Biomedical Inc. and Shoptelligence took second and third prizes, respectively. GreenMark BioMedical is a biodelivers health solutions precisely where they are needed in the human

By |2018-11-14T20:02:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

MI Innovation Alliance, SAE Host Quarterfinals Of Global Automotive & Mobility Challenge

DETROIT - MI Innovation Alliance and SAE invite anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to connect on Nov. 27 with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses. The Southeast Michigan Quarter-finals of the 11th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge will be held at Ann Arbor Spark. Six teams will compete to move up

By |2018-11-14T18:20:00+00:00November 14th, 2018|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

MSU Wins 2018 Prize For Outstanding Contributions To Venture Creation

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University has received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards showcase and celebrate the very best of university entrepreneurship, recognizing top entrepreneurship programs in seven categories. MSU

By |2018-10-31T19:52:27+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Smart Factory Tour Brings 8 French Startups To Detroit Nov. 15

DETROIT – Smart Factory, a French business accelerator program, is coming to Detroit on Nov. 15 where the tour will showcase eight French start-up companies that will pitch their products and business to Detroit-area companies in the hopes of finding collaborators, vendors, investors and potential customers. Michigan is the only U.S. stop on the tour,

By |2018-10-31T17:45:00+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Wayne State Business Students To Vie For $1,750 In Elevator Pitch Contest

DETROIT - Wayne State University business students will head to Detroit’s iconic Guardian Building on Nov. 2 to vie for $1,750 in scholarship money as they compete in the fourth annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition. The students have a roughly 80-second ride on an actual elevator to summarize who they are,

By |2018-10-31T16:58:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Grand Rapids Chamber Presents EPIC Awards

GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Chamber announced its EPIC Award winners this week that salute Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative contributors in West Michigan. Each award category recognizes those who are leading in growth and innovation, strengthening our business community, enabling collaboration and connections, and accomplishing incredible endeavors with their focus on the future.

By |2018-10-31T16:39:42+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Report: 56 Percent Of Venture Capital In Michigan Invested In IT Startups

ANN ARBOR - A new report released this week show 56 percent of venture capital was invested in information technology startups over the past year. More than 25 percent of venture-backed startups in Michigan are now located in Detroit.  The 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report comes from  EntryPoint, founded in 2018 by Emily Heintz, who

By |2018-10-31T16:29:43+00:00October 31st, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|