MTEC Hosts SmartStart Classes For Startup Entrepreneurs

HOUGHTON – MTEC SmartZone will be holding another series of SmartStart classes starting June 5, an MTEC program that is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their business idea. SmartStart includes six separate class sessions over the course of a six to the seven-week timeframe where participants develop

By |2019-05-19T15:56:56-04:00May 19th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Announces Presenting Companies

ANN ARBOR—Organizers of the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium announced the ventures that will present at the 38th annual event, which will be held May 14-15 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti. A total of 32 companies actively seeking funding that represent the best of the emerging growth companies across the Midwest will showcase their ventures to an audience of more than

By |2019-04-25T14:12:01-04:00April 25th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, ESD|

IoT Tech Connect Tracks Explained: IoT 101, Angel Investors, Social Media, Futuristic 3D Technology

ROYAL OAK – On M2 Techcast April 1 the focus is on the IoT Tech Connect Conference April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. Mike Brennan, co-host of M2 Techcast, is co-producer of the day-long event that will highlight IoT in Southeast Michigan. Rick Beckers, the other event co-producer, will discuss two of the tracks

By |2019-04-03T16:53:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, IoT|

InnoSTARS Opens Competition To Any IoT Company Interested In China Market

DETROIT – A few changes have been made to the Chinese-government backed InnoSTARS competition that is coming to Detroit April 29, part of the IoT TechConnect conference at the Michigan Science Center. Modifications in the rules now have opened the quarter final competition to any Michigan or Ontario, Canada, company interested in the China market, not just

By |2019-03-30T11:17:42-04:00March 30th, 2019|Featured, IoT|

Akervall Technologies Named 2019 Michigan SBDC Best Small Business Of Year

SALINE -  Akervall Technologies has been selected the 2019 “Michigan SBDC Best Small Business of the Year” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, a small-business awards program. Michigan Small Business Development Center is managing partner of the program. Akervall will receive the prestigious award at MCSB’s 15th annual awards ceremony, Wednesday, May 8, in Lansing. MCSB will

U-M To Invest Up To $20 Million In Four UM Startups

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will make a $2.75 million initial investment into four U-M startups with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds. The U-M Board of Regents approved the investments Thursday through the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative. The MINTS fund, which is overseen by the U-M

By |2019-02-24T18:44:41-04:00February 24th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Pitch Club Michigan Partners With Michigan Angel Group

ANN ARBOR - Attendees and startups will get to network and mingle with a group of 20+ investors prior to the startup pitches. If you are a startup and interested in presenting at this event, please submit an application by the deadline provide in the event link. “Pitch Club is a great program.  On a consistent

By |2019-02-18T19:56:36-04:00February 18th, 2019|Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Angel Fund Portfolio Includes 4 Women-Founded Technology Companies

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Angel Fund has invested in four women-founded technology companies - what Managing Partner Skip Simms described as “purely coincidental.” But, Simms senior vice president of Ann Arbor SPARK, added the investments can be viewed as a marker of a growing trend of women-led companies. He said outcomes of that shift

By |2019-02-06T14:37:13-04:00February 6th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Registration Open For TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp

DETROIT – Registration is open for TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp that supports businesses from pop-up stage to permanent location to help entrepreneurs thrive in today’s retail environment. Retail Boot Camp has gained a reputation for supporting the launch of successful businesses in neighborhood commercial districts, including  House of Pure Vin, Mama Coo’s Boutique, Third Wave Music, Plum Health, Voluptuous

By |2018-12-14T11:08:46-04:00December 13th, 2018|Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Celebrates Nominations Extended Through November 12

LANSING - Nominations for the Michigan Celebrates Small Business have been extended until Nov. 12. All Michigan businesses deserve to be celebrated, so the Michigan Small Business Development Center is leaving the nominations open for one more week. Don’t miss your chance to join some of the best second-stage businesses in Michigan in Lansing for

By |2018-11-05T11:14:53-04:00November 5th, 2018|Michigan Small Business Development Center, News|