MySwimPro Named Best Apple Watch App of the Year, Launches WeFunder Campaign

MySwimPro is an Ann Arbor-based information technology startup that helps swimmers and triathletes achieve their goals through custom workouts, structured training plans, and coaching.  The company grew out of the Desai Accelerator and employs 3 people in Michigan.  MySwimPro recently was named the 2016 Apple Watch App of the Year, won the grand prize at the… read more

NextEnergy CEO & President, Jean Redfield

NextEnergy Launches Fourth Annual I-Corps Energy & Transportation Program!

NextEnergy’s I-Corps Energy & Transportation Program offers a customized curriculum to help teams of participating researchers discover the commercial potential of their technology, build a business model, and garner insights from leaders in the energy and transportation industries. Selected teams have a chance a being recommended to the National I-Corps program where they will work through… read more

Hacker Fellows Kicks Off Third Year – Let the Matchmaking Begin!

Hacker Fellows is kicking off its third year of supporting the Michigan tech ecosystem by providing vetted junior development talent to the state’s most promising startups! Hacker Fellows, managed by Invest Detroit Ventures, is a tech talent retention program incentivizing recent computer science graduates from top-tier universities to work for Michigan tech companies. Our 15… read more

Hacker Fellows

MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Enlists the Expertise of Greater Lansing Area Success Story, Travis Stoliker

  The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces today that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective. Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University Federal Credit… read more

Travis Stoliker, CAHS

Demo Day Preview: Techstars Mobility

Today, Ted Serbinski, Managing Director of Techstars Mobility, talks about his accelerator’s second cohort, which becomes the newest group of start ups calling downtown Detroit home this summer.  Check out his original post here. Today I’m excited to introduce the 12 companies part of the Techstars Mobility Class of 2016. These startup companies are building automotive mobility… read more

Creative Co. Services Fund Awards Startups With $25k For Design & Creative Services

By Melvin Henley, Program Manager, Detroit Creative Corridor Early and second stage tech-based startups who need creative assistance listen up!  Detroit Creative Corridor, Creative Co., and Detroit Innovate are launching a new fund that will help you get the assistance you need.  The Creative Co. Services Fund will award tech-based startups in Michigan with up… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Start Garden Launches Seamless Accelerator in Grand Rapids, MI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2015 — Steelcase, Amway, Faurecia, Meijer, Spectrum Health and Priority Health have joined Start Garden, the unconventional, early-stage, venture capital fund, to announce the Seamless Coalition and Accelerator, a first-of-its kind collaboration which will bring the enterprises together with startups and entrepreneurs to create the next generation of connected devices. Dubbed… read more

Guest Author Sean Maday: Patriot Boot Camp is coming to Detroit

By Sean Maday, Program Director, Patriot Boot Camp The concept of building great things appealed to my roots as a Michigander. For generations the people of Michigan have engineered great automobiles and built magnificent office furniture. It is exciting to see how this expertise in product development is influencing a new era of technology development… read more