Professional Development Space For Young Workers To Open In Mt. Clemens

MT. CLEMENS—Officials at PurposePoint LLC, a professional development company, announced that a nonprofit, The Industry, will open a second office in downtown Mount Clemens in partnership with PurposePoint, to engage local schools, businesses, and organizations on a mission to positively shape the future of work. The Industry is a non-profit organization focused on equipping young adults,

By |2020-08-01T14:05:33-04:00August 1st, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Detroit To Host World’s First Virtual Techstars Startup Week June 22-26

DETROIT - Techstars Detroit Startup Week (June 22 - 26) averages 10,000 annual attendees at its live festivals, but his year it will be virtual in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. Startup Week operates in more than 50 cities worldwide and Detroit is the first to host a virtual edition of the festival. Detroit

By |2020-06-20T17:43:41-04:00June 20th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Report: 1,322 Michigan Angels Invested $73.6 million

ANN ARBOR—The Michigan “angel investor” community released its 2019 annual research report, showing an increase in the number of angel investors and the amount they invested in Michigan startups last year. “Since we started publishing this report in 2017, angel activity across Michigan has steadily increased,” said Skip Simms, Michigan Angel Fund managing director and

By |2020-05-06T18:02:50-04:00May 6th, 2020|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

Quicken Loans Provides $25K To Launch Rebrand Cities Digital Accelerator

DETROIT - The Quicken Loans Community Fund has partnered with the City of Detroit and Rebrand Cities to provide a digital accelerator to 100 Detroit small businesses. The four-week virtual course will provide all the resources and instruction necessary for small businesses to build out a functioning website with an e-commerce shop that they will

By |2020-05-05T16:06:48-04:00May 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

TechTown Doubles Small Business Impact With Latest Funding Round 

DETROIT - The TechTown Stabilization Fund closed with 347 grantees receiving a total of  $575,000 in funding – adding to the 350 small businesses previously funded by TechTown’s Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund. Together, the two funds funneled approximately $1.2 million into local small businesses in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The New Economy

By |2020-05-05T16:06:49-04:00May 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

2020 Midwest Venture Virtual Showcase to Feature Sixty Companies Seeking Investments

ANN ARBOR – Organizers of the 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase, a partnership between the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest, announced that 61 companies seeking funding will be showcased to an audience of top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and business executives at the virtual event on May 5-8. The showcase will be presented as a virtual

By |2020-04-27T11:12:09-04:00April 25th, 2020|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Business Accelerator Fund Services Expanded To Support Startups Battling COVID-19

LANSING – The MSF Board has approved modifications in the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) which provides grants to 16 Smart Zone business accelerators to help high tech companies commercialize technology and grow.  These modifications will help the Smart Zone accelerators better support their clients that are now struggling due to drastic economic decline due to

By |2020-04-10T13:10:51-04:00April 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, News|

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|

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|

Backstage Launches Multi-City Tour That Includes Detroit to Invest in Underestimated Entrepreneurs And Ecosystems

LOS ANGELES – Backstage Capital, a boutique venture capital firm that invests exclusively in women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, announced this week the launch of Backstage Tour 2020 - a multi-city, one-day event series bringing knowledge, investment, and connection. The tour comes to Detroit June 20. Events will feature entrepreneur

By |2020-02-25T19:56:21-05:00February 25th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Featured|