65 Mobility Startups To Showcase Products, Services At NAIAS – Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT – Sixty five mobility startups from 10 countries will be exhibiting during the press preview and industry days at the North American International Auto Show – aka Detroit Auto Show – at the 3rd annual AutoMobili-D exposition, Jan. 14 – 17, 2019. AutoMobili-D is a 150,000 square-foot exhibition featuring a wide range of automakers, suppliers, investors and

By |2018-12-19T15:45:59-04:00December 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

A123 Gets $2 Billion In New Business

LIVONIA – A123 Systems LLC, the Livonia-based, Chinese-owned manufacturer of lithium ion batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it had achieved $2 billion in new business commitments for the second straight year. Included are high voltage, low voltage, and motorsports applications in various automotive applications in China, Europe, and North America. “A123 saw the substantial

By |2018-12-20T17:21:04-04:00December 18th, 2018|Clean Update, ESD|

Metallica Gifts Grand Rapids Community College $100K To Beef Up Welding Program

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Rapids Community College will receive $100,000 from heavy metal band Metallica to help launch a new welding program targeted at nontraditional students that will feature smaller class sizes, flexible scheduling and career preparation assistance. GRCC is one of 10 U.S. colleges nationwide to get funding from the band’s new foundation, according to a

By |2018-12-17T10:30:04-04:00December 17th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Introducing The Techstars Mobility Class Of 2018

DETROIT - I’m excited to introduce the 11 companies part of Techstars Class 141 – the Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class of 2018. Every company part of the 2018 Class has a diverse founding team and the businesses span a wide range of mobility solutions. 100% Diverse Founding Teams The 2018 class is our most diverse

By |2018-12-17T10:32:57-04:00December 17th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Guest Columns|

LTU, Detroit Church Launch Youth Business Pitch Competition For Faith-Based Organizations

SOUTHFIELD - Lawrence Technological University has partnered with Detroit’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to launch what’s believed to be the first business pitch competition of its kind – one targeting youth at faith-based organizations. Up to 10 Southeast Michigan faith-based organizations will be accepted into the competition, each entering a team of up to five

By |2018-12-16T17:24:03-04:00December 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

BullsEye Telecom Helps Local Charities Raise More Than $1.3 Million

SOUTHFIED I – BullsEye Telecom helped to raise more than $1.3 million through its support of the radiothons of two local nonprofit organizations, Detroit Dog Rescue and SAY Detroit. BullsEye lent its expertise to the two events by establishing temporary cloud-based, VoIP contact centers to ensure that optimal infrastructure was in place to aid with

By |2018-12-16T16:25:34-04:00December 16th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Great Lakes Angels Offers Seminar On Angel Investing At Automation Alley

DETROIT - So you now are an accredited investor pulling down the big bucks and you want to invest in some companies with a lot of upside growth potential. But you don’t know how to do it. Great Lakes Angels Fund has you covered. The fund, which has built an $18 million war chest, is

By |2018-12-16T16:25:34-04:00December 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

DNR, Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Donate 25 Deer To Food Banks

LANSING - A unique partnership between government and not-for-profit organizations is expected to provide those in need within Michigan with 4,400-plus meals of one of the most requested items at food pantries: protein. The recent effort to collect venison from Michigan hunters by the Food Bank Council of Michigan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and

By |2018-12-16T15:53:46-04:00December 16th, 2018|Politics|

LTU’s Window Walk Winners, ITC Gifting Michigan Tech, Redlevel’s IT Budgeting Advice, 123Net Support For Detroit Community Tech Project

ROYAL OAK – On M2 Techcast Monday Dec. 17, Lawrence Tech’s Christopher Stefani will announced the winners of its 2018 Holiday Window Walk. ITC Transco’s Jon Jipping will explain why the electric transmission company donated $75,000 to Michigan Tech’s ECE Learning Center. Redlevel’s Rob Tessanne, VP, Cloud & Technology Solutions, will discuss Budgeting for IT

By |2018-12-14T15:28:33-04:00December 14th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

LTU Sophomores Improve Lives Of Persons With Disabilities Through Innovative Products

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University sophomore engineering students once again spent the fall semester designing products to help developmentally disabled people improve their lives. Students worked with the Dearborn-based Services to Enhance Potential (STEP), which finds and manages job placements for the disabled, and ConnectUs, a Livonia-based nonprofit that provides quality programming for individuals with

By |2018-12-15T16:40:20-04:00December 14th, 2018|ESD|