Three Startups Win Hatching Business Pitch Competition In Lansing

LANSING—Empowerment, community and sustainability are embedded within the Lansing region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—values which were clearly visible during the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s Sept. 26 Hatching business pitch competition, where three entrepreneurs emerged victorious. Coming out on top was Power in Passion by Katy Kelly, a software platform designed to help citizens returning from incarceration find

By |2019-10-02T17:38:48-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

Six Startups Receive $450,000 In PlanetM Mobility Grants

TRAVERSE CITY - Six mobility and transportation startups were awarded more than $450,000 in PlanetM Mobility Grant funding at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The six startups recognized by Governor Whitmer in remarks at the conference aim to address today’s toughest mobility and transportation challenges, including traffic congestion reduction and improved pedestrian

By |2019-08-08T17:05:27-04:00August 8th, 2019|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

Detroit-Based Online Plant Store Bloomscape Raises $7.5 Million In Venture Capital

DETROIT—Bloomscape, a direct-to-consumer plant company based in downtown Detroit, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding. Washington, D.C.-based Revolution Ventures led the round with participation from New York City-based Endeavor Global Inc., along with existing investors, and consumer brand founders including Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger, Away co-founder Jen Rubio, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, Harry’s co-founder

By |2019-08-04T17:20:53-04:00August 4th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

China’s InnoSTARS Competition Coming To Detroit April 29

DETROIT – As China continues to rise in its global importance, its huge domestic market promises many expansion opportunities for US companies.  Despite of all the anxiety and media buzz around the current tension between US and China, there is one platform that is approaching things more transparently and strategically – InnoSTARS.  In its 3rd

By |2019-03-15T06:22:08-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Corner, Featured, IoT|

Accelerate Michigan Names 24 Semi-Finalists For $1 Million Startup Competition

DETROIT - Twenty-four semi-finalists were named Wednesday to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition that will take place Nov. 13 at the Lexus Velodrome. The program, hosted by Detroit’s ID Ventures, culled through nearly 300 applicants. The semi-finalists were chosen based on innovation, business development and customer traction by a judging panel

By |2018-10-03T11:04:17-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

The Inside Story On TechTown’s Purchase Of The NextEnergy Center

ROYAL OAK - Wayne State University bought the NextEnergy Center, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, and will transform it into a center for university-industry collaboration and research. Ned Staebler, president of TechTown, joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan to explain why Wayne State spent $6.6 million to create Detroit Urban Solutions, a

By |2018-06-06T14:55:53-04:00June 6th, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

ITC’s Engaging For Collaborative Online Learning Kicks Off With Arbor Day Webcast

ROYAL OAK - The Michigan Science Center hosted an event that reached elementary students through a webcast discussing Arbor Day. It was the first installment of the Michigan Science Center’s Engaging For Collaborative Online Learning program that ITC has sponsored for the year. Nearly 200 students tuned in to watch this webcast. Another, on honey

By |2018-05-16T15:09:57-04:00May 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, M2 TechCast, Podcasts, Science|

Bamboo Detroit: Women Embracing Entrepreneurship; Quarter Of Members Make $500,000 Plus

DETROIT – Bamboo Detroit, the city’s original shared office space community, today unveiled its 2017 Bamboo Detroit Economic Impact Report.  This is the first study conducted by the organization of its member businesses and their owners. It is also believed to be one of the first inside looks at the impact of businesses who utilized

By |2017-11-10T13:13:32-05:00November 10th, 2017|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Register Now For Lawrence Tech?s Academic Summer Camps

SOUTHFIELD - The Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University offers more than 20 engineering, science, design and technology summer camps for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in improving their academic preparation while previewing career fields and college experiences. The week-long summer camps will be held from June 22 through July 24. There

By |2015-04-22T00:00:00-04:00April 22nd, 2015|Archive, Entrepreneur Corner|

12 Global Automotive Innovation Challenge Finalists To Pitch Technology Solutions For Shot At $200,000 In Prizes

DETROIT - SAE International, in partnership with MIT Alliance of Michigan and NextEnergy will host the 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge Finalist presentations at Cobo Center in Detroit, April 21. 12 finalist innovators will present their 8-minute pitches of their innovative technology to help improve the consumer vehicle experience and the automotive industry. WHEN:

By |2015-04-17T00:00:00-04:00April 17th, 2015|Archive, Entrepreneur Corner|