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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 |2019-01-03T12:18:06-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Corner, Featured, IoT|

Medical Device Manufacturer Closes $8 Million Series C Round

KALAMAZOO - Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC, the developer of a device to improve patient safety during a heart procedure, closed on $8 million in capital raised to support clinical trials and production. The Series C capital round supports further development of Kalamazoo-based Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions’ Emblok Embolic Protection System that’s designed to collect debris in the

By |2018-12-20T17:19:16-04:00December 20th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|

Shoptelligence Founder Khoury Talks AI-Interactive Style Platform

ROYAL OAK - Laura Khoury, CEO of Shoptelligence, explains her style discovery platform, which added in September its AI-powered Interactive Ensembles solution for apparel and furniture retailers. She is interviewed by Tember Shea, Portfolio Manager for Invest Detroit. To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/shoptelligence-founder-khoury-talks-ai-interactive-style-platform

By |2018-12-20T12:22:55-04:00December 20th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

West Michigan Business Executive Named SBDC State Director

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan business executive and Amway alumni J.D. Collins has been named state director of the Small Business Development Center, an SBA-backed one-stop-shop for business advice and training aimed at entrepreneurs and small business. Collins began his new role December 17 leading the SBDC, a 90-person organization that serves more than 5,500 companies statewide. He

By |2018-12-20T17:35:40-04:00December 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, News|

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|

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|

TiE Detroit Launches High School Entrepreneur Competition

DETROIT — The entrepreneurship group TiE Detroit has launched its search for high school entrepreneurs and innovators, its TiE Young Entrepreneurs program. The organization said TYE is a global program fostering future generations of entrepreneurs by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. In a six-month program, students in grades

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneur|

Original Stormy Kromer Cap Wins Inaugural Coolest Thing Made In Michigan Award

LANSING - Original Stormy Kromer Cap, a four-panel handmade cap created in 1903, was given the inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” award, part of the Michigan Manufacturers Association’s MFG Excellence Awards. The judges voted through social media gathered through a collaboration with MLive. It was sponsored by The Luminous Group. “We believe that manufacturing

By |2018-11-15T19:48:13-04:00November 15th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

VerteCore Wins $500,000 Grand Prize At Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT - VerteCore, a startup that has developed affordable, mobile decompression for instant spine relief, won Tuesday night the $500,000 grand prize at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, while GreenMark Biomedical Inc. and Shoptelligence took second and third prizes, respectively. GreenMark BioMedical is a biodelivers health solutions precisely where they are needed in the human

By |2018-11-14T20:02:52-04:00November 14th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|