Michigan Technology News and 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|

Pitch Club Michigan Offers Mobility Contest: Deadline To Apply July 28

DETROIT - Pitch Club Michigan is excited to announce a special Mobility themed event, happening August 14th during the Woodward Dream Cruise week. Deadline for startups to apply is Sunday July 28. IGNITE MOBILITY PITCH CLUB is a showcase recognizing the top startups working on emerging and innovative mobility technologies in autonomous, multi-transit, and electric vehicle

By |2019-07-26T13:25:03-04:00July 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Mobile MI, Mobility|

$100,000 Hatch Detroit Workshop Set For Bamboo Detroit Tonight

DETROIT - The $100,000 Hatch Detroit competition is hosting a workshop tonight starting at 6 pm at Bamboo Detroit, where interested applicants can learn more about the contest, receive feedback on their application, and spend some one-on-one time with business experts to get critical advice on starting a business in the Motor City. Details are

By |2019-07-23T11:07:39-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Applications Open For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Applications are will now be accepted to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures. The 10th annual pitch competition on November 13 will be held at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. Semi-finalists will pitch their ideas to seasoned judges. “We are thrilled to reach such

By |2019-07-15T09:20:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Airfoil Group Signs Nine New Clients

ROYAL OAK—Airfoil Group announced nine new clients for project and retainer work: AthenasOwl, GTA, The Mars Agency, Memorial Healthcare, Peloton, Quantiphi, Transient Plasma Systems, University Liggett School and Zero Mass Water. “Each of these clients has a unique story to tell, and we look forward to helping them compete and succeed in their respective industries,”

By |2019-07-07T19:47:14-04:00July 7th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

StockX Startup Raises $110 Million In Financing, Largest In Michigan History

DETROIT—The Detroit startup “stock market of things” StockX announced the largest venture capital raise in Michigan history, a $110 million Series C financing round that values the company at more than $1 billion. Participating in the investing round were Hong Kong-based DST Global, New York City-based General Atlantic, and Menlo Park, Calif.-based GGV Capital. The company also

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Invest Detroit Ventures’s Shea Interviews ToDoolie CEO Rodriguez

ROYAL OAK - ToDoolie, a marketplace to hire local students to help with simple and outdoor tasks, has become a portfolio company for Invest Detroit Ventures. IDV Manager Tember Shea interviews Sergio Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CEO, to dig into the business plan. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e175-tember-shea-invest-detroit-ventures  

By |2019-06-26T18:50:51-04:00June 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

California Real Estate Company To Lend Another $18 Million To Cannabis Farm Near Lansing

DIMONDALE - The San Diego real estate firm Innovative Industrial Properties Inc, which focuses on the regulated cannabis industry, announced that it entered into an amendment of the lease with Green Peak Industries LLC in Dimondale, making available an additional $18 million in funding for expansion of its cannabis cultivation and processing at the property.

By |2019-06-23T14:24:02-04:00June 20th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Kathleen Norton-Schock Updates Diva Tech Talk, MCWT Summer Happenings

ROYAL OAK -Kathleen Norton-Schock updates the recent podcasts she has done on her own show, Diva Tech Talk, as well as the upcoming events for the Michigan Council of Women In Technology - including its big Golf Outing. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e174-kathleen-norton-schock  

By |2019-06-23T14:56:11-04:00June 19th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Five Startups Named To MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Summer Program

EAST LANSING - Five startup teams from Michigan State University have been selected to participate in the Conquer Accelerator, a 10-week program that pays each team $20,000 in seed funding. Each startup gets tailored mentorship from leaders within their respective industries, a creative co-working space at the MSU Hatch, as well as access to a

By |2019-06-19T16:08:43-04:00June 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|