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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|

Registration Open For TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp

DETROIT – Registration is open for TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp that supports businesses from pop-up stage to permanent location to help entrepreneurs thrive in today’s retail environment. Retail Boot Camp has gained a reputation for supporting the launch of successful businesses in neighborhood commercial districts, including  House of Pure Vin, Mama Coo’s Boutique, Third Wave Music, Plum Health, Voluptuous

By |2018-12-14T11:08:46-04:00December 13th, 2018|Entrepreneurs|

Kathleen Norton-Schock Updates Diva Tech Talk, MCWT Happenings

ROYAL OAK - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to M2 TechCast for her monthly update on her podcast, Diva Tech Talk, and the latest happenings with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. Kathleen Norton-Schock  To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/kathleen-norton-schock-updates-diva-tech-talk-mcwt  

By |2018-12-12T18:24:49-04:00December 12th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

LTU Hosting 800+ High School Students In DECA Business Competition Dec. 14

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will host the 2018 DECA High School District Competition on Friday, Dec. 14. The university will host more than 800 students from 21 Oakland County high schools in competitive presentations and educational exercises in marketing, business, finance, leadership, and entrepreneurship competency areas. Competitions will be held throughout the university’s Southfield

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|

Holland VC Fund Invests In MRI Software Developer

HOLLAND — The Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund established by Holland-based Genesis Innovation Group announced an investment in Bingham Farms-based SpinTech Inc., developers of brain imaging software. SpinTech says its software decreases the acquisition time for brain imaging while enabling enhanced visualization, unification, and automated identification of neurological biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneurs, Life Sciences|