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Calling All Startups: Automobility LA Top Ten Startups Competition

PlanetM, a presenter of the 2019 Top Ten Automotive Startup Competition, encourages startups focused in the areas of automation, connectivity, mobility as a service, clean and sustainable mobility, advanced material and manufacturing to apply for the competition. The competition recognizes technologies with the most potential to positively impact society and change how mobility is perceived

By |2019-09-19T16:37:51-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Michigan Budget Negotiations Remain At Impasse

LANSING - Republican legislative leaders are moving ahead with plans to finalize the details of all remaining budgets Thursday and then vote the following week to send all budget bills to Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer with the question of whether she will sign them, veto them or sign them with line-item vetoes very much unknown. Tuesday

By |2019-09-17T19:33:05-04:00September 17th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

DTE To Request Proposals For New Solar, Wind Resources

DETROIT - DTE Energy Monday  announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2040. Through the RFP,

By |2019-09-16T09:02:26-04:00September 16th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

Audit: Cyber Civilian Corps Failing Background Checks, Lack Experience

LANSING - Not all volunteers with the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps are meeting program requirements, including passing criminal background checks, signing a nondisclosure agreement for confidential security work and failing components of a test which validated their abilities to work with the group. These findings come from an audit released Friday by the Office of the Auditor

By |2019-09-14T13:11:08-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer Appoints Tonya Matthews To MI-STEM Council

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Wayne State University Director of STEM Learning Innovation and Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D., to the Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council. Matthews is appointed to represent K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics career preparation or education, for

By |2019-09-13T12:37:22-04:00September 13th, 2019|Featured, STEAM|

A Dangerous Future: Climate Change, Michiganders’ Health

ANN ARBOR—As the world grows warmer and the region grows wetter, extreme heat and rain will cause more people to die or become ill—a costly burden in terms of lives lost and health care costs to the state of Michigan, a new report says. A University of Michigan study projects deaths and emergency department visits

By |2019-09-08T19:59:48-04:00September 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

GVSU Economist: Marginal Growth Returns In West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — After last month's dip, the pace of the West Michigan industrial economy returned to a very modest growth rate, a Grand Valley State University economist reported. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business, surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are

By |2019-09-08T20:01:43-04:00September 6th, 2019|Featured, News|

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|

Launch Michigan Outlines First Set Of Priorities

LANSING - A stakeholder group pushing for providing all Michigan students with the best education possible announced its first set of priorities Friday, with a funding formula weighted toward equity and various programs needing more funding as well as improving literacy rates being among the top targeted areas. Launch Michigan officials in a release said

By |2019-08-31T09:47:20-04:00August 31st, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

C3 Industries, Detroit FinTech Bay, MIVideoStudio, LTU Update

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Aug. 26, Joel Ruggiero, co-founder and chief horticulturist of C3 Industries, will announce 20 cannabis dispensaries statewide. Maissan Almaskati, chief executive officer of the FinTech Consortium in the United States, will explain the partnership with TechTown. David Simon, co-founder of MIVideoStudio.Com, explains how the Video-as-a-Service platform allows clients to

By |2019-08-26T09:03:27-04:00August 25th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|