Michigan Technology News and Entrepreneurs

Shank Named TechTown 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year

DETROIT - TechTown Detroit will honor Suzanne Shank as the TechTown 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year at its fourth annual Salute Awards, to be presented as part of the Toast of the Town celebration of entrepreneurship Oct. 10. The event, celebrating TechTown’s 15 years, will take place at TechTown Detroit with the award ceremony starting at

By |2019-09-29T18:55:52-04:00September 29th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Six Local Entrepreneurs Receive Nominations For TechTown On Tap And People’s Choice Award

DETROIT - TechTown Detroit has named six Detroit-based businesses as nominees to receive TechTown On Tap Salute Awards at the Toast of the Town celebration of entrepreneurship Oct. 10. TechTown On Tap Awards are given to two TechTown clients, one tech company and one small business, who have reached significant milestones. The year’s TechTown On

By |2019-09-29T15:37:43-04:00September 28th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

gBETA Musictech Accelerator’s Detroit Applications Due September 8

DETROIT – gBETA, a free pre-accelerator program offered in Detroit since 2017, will operate a cohort this fall focused on musictech and entertainment startups. Applications are currently being accepted from any startup building music- or entertainment-related products, services or content. But the deadline to apply is Sept. 8.  Unlike the industry-agnostic program gBETA has previously

By |2019-09-05T20:15:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Ready To Grow Your Business?

DETROIT - Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness presented by TechTown, Design Core Detroit and the Detroit Development Fund. Deadline to apply is Sept. 6.  Classes are 8:30am - 12:00pm every Monday from September 30 - October 28. Topics covered are as follows: September 30

By |2019-08-24T12:08:32-04:00August 24th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Study: Emotional Exhaustion Takes A Toll On Entrepreneurial Ventures

MUNCIE, Indiana - Emotional exhaustion caused by role ambiguity and work-family conflicts can lead many entrepreneurs to leave or close their companies, even when the ventures are profitable, says a Ball State University researcher. “Every founder or owner has to exit the business eventually, but the tipping point occurs when emotional exhaustion is simply too

By |2019-08-20T20:10:00-04:00August 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Report: 30 Percent Of Workers leave Jobs That Do Not Offer Flexible Options

BOULDER, CO. - 30 percent of workers have reported leaving a job because it did not offer flexible work options, 16 percent are currently looking for a new job specifically because of work flexibility issues, a new report contends. With this insight, it’s not surprising, the report said, that 80 percent also said they would

By |2019-08-20T20:10:00-04:00August 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Report: Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Has 37 Venture-Backed Startups

ANN ARBOR – A new report shows there are 37 venture-backed startups in Detroit’s growing startup community, a 54 percent increase in the last five years. These findings come from EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. “EntryPoint has diligently surveyed

By |2019-08-08T17:18:13-04:00August 8th, 2019|Entrepreneur, 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|

Charter Growth Capital Fund Closes With $21 million Plus In Commitments

GRAND RAPIDS - Charter Capital Partners has closed its Charter Growth Capital Fund with more than $21 million in commitments with a target raise of $100 million. Anchor investors in the fund include Mercantile Bank of Michigan and a strategic institutional investor, as well as several family offices and individual investors. The Fund invests up

By |2019-08-08T16:25:29-04:00August 8th, 2019|Entrepreneurs|

Report: Detroit Job Seekers Living In Poverty Face Multiple Employment Barriers

DETROIT - A new report finds the referral network for job seekers living in poverty and facing multiple barriers to employment in the City of Detroit extends beyond traditional workforce development activities. Nearly 260 workforce and related service providers were identified as part of the referral network and approximately half provide some combination of temporary

By |2019-08-08T16:25:30-04:00August 8th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|