AutoMobili-D Powered by PlanetM

DETROIT - Now in its fourth year, AutoMobili-D Powered by PlanetM serves as the global stage for startups to showcase innovations and new technology, while networking with those who are moving mobility forward. PlanetM is offering numerous opportunities to get involved at this year’s show, including: Startup Exhibit Space – Highlight your latest technology innovations in

By |2020-02-13T15:48:06-05:00February 13th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Mobility|

Michigan Angels Closes $2 Million Investment Fund 4

ANN ARBOR - Michigan Angels closed a $2 million Angel 4 Fund on December 31 from 49 investors. Manager Skip Simms said five investments were made from that fund, with five more planned over the next 18 months. Those five investments include: Akadeum Life Sciences (Ann Arbor) SkySpecs (Ann Arbor) Ripple Scientific (Ann Arbor) Facility

By |2020-02-10T09:02:57-05:00February 10th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Birmingham Angels Invests $518,000 In Startups In Late 2019

BIRMINGHAM - Birmingham Angels, part of CitySide Ventures, invested $518,000 in startups from September to December 2019. Among the companies, the group is invested in Commando Lock, REZA, Cask & Kettle, Adlore Inc, FanLabel and Club Caddie and few others that are in the process.  “We are noticing a significant increase in the level of

By |2020-02-10T08:23:09-05:00February 10th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Startup Grind Connects Entrepreneurs To Network Of Resources

GRAND RAPIDS - Corey Hart returned to Grand Rapids last September to find that support for entrepreneurship and startup companies had grown well beyond what it was when he left for California a decade earlier. The Forest Hills native and serial entrepreneur now wants to help move the local entrepreneurial ecosystem forward even more with

By |2020-02-05T10:40:39-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Former MVCA Program Director Theis Joins EntryPoint

ANN ARBOR - EntryPoint announced that Molly Theis has joined its team as community engagement manager. She previously was program director at the Michigan Venture Capital Association. In this role, Theis connects leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by strategically hosting events around emerging trends, successes or gaps in the market related to findings from EntryPoint’s

By |2020-01-09T18:27:19-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Are You A Woman Who Is Ready To Change The World?

KALAMAZOO - If so, 2020 is your year. The WMed Innovation Center is launching a series of programs that can help you take your game-changing idea to the next level. Fund your innovative idea with government SBIR/STTR grants. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are United States government

By |2020-01-09T18:13:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Dealmaker Optimism Remains in 2019, But Drops After Record Level in 2018

DETROIT - A year after record optimism in the wake of sweeping federal tax reform in the United States, respondents to Dykema’s 15th Annual M&A Outlook Survey have tempered expectations for the M&A market, including some notes of pessimism about the broader economy. Thirty-three percent of respondents are bullish about the U.S. M&A outlook over

By |2019-11-18T07:56:08-05:00November 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Grand Ventures Leads Investment Round In California Fintech Firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Ventures led an investment round in CRE Simple Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based fintech firm focused on commercial real estate. The Grand Rapids venture capital firm led the round with Fin Venture Capital in San Francisco. Two Chicago-based firms, Darkknight Ventures and Sandalphon Capital, along with Durham, N.C.-based Duke Angel Network and other private investors

By |2019-10-18T15:39:05-04:00October 18th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Ann Arbor Spark Sets Recruitment ‘Tech Homecoming’ For Thanksgiving Eve

ANN ARBOR—The night before Thanksgiving is Michigan’s biggest bar night, with college students and young adults returning home and celebrating with friends before spending Thanksgiving Day with family. So how about if they kick off that night with a job search? Ann Arbor Spark is doing just that, offering a free chance to connect job

By |2019-10-16T20:37:48-04:00October 16th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Huron Capital Tech Unit Makes Sixth Acquisition

DETROIT—Huron Capital announced its IT products and services business unit, Santa Clara, Calif.-based InterVision, has acquired SeyVu, a Folsom, Calif.-based company that specializes in machine learning and artificial intelligence, and all of its related interests, assets and intellectual properties. SeyVu’s data analysis capabilities include fraud prevention, voice of customer, supply chain, market research, investment research, brand

By |2019-10-10T18:12:16-04:00October 10th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|