Do you have a content marketing program you have struggled to get off the ground? Would you like to find a way to make content marketing for tech startups and small business more efficient and affordable to run so you can include it in your marketing program? We’re currently running customer discovery interviews to gather information about how we might offer more solutions to more companies in the tech space. If you would like to be a part of our customer discovery interviews, please contact us to schedule a call and tell us about which needs you have in this space that have been hard to find solutions for.
“Perficient’s Bright Paths Program is designed to advance STEM education and career opportunities for women and other underrepresented constituencies and communities,” Joel Stanesa, General Manager of Perficient Bright Paths new Detroit coding camp program tells us. “This program in particular is focused on advancing diversity in technology. This is one of two cohorts we are running, with the other taking place in Lafayette, Louisiana.”
The Midwest of the United States isn’t the only region between the coasts with a growing tech scene. Tech companies in Ontario’s Waterloo Region, a tech corridor in southeastern Canada near Toronto, set quarterly records this last month in August 2021 with a collective CDN$749.7 million in venture funding raised, a record for the region.
Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, announced today an addition to the open-source resources for their GPS/GNSS module receivers: mowi. This wireless device combines the Septentrio mosaic-X5 or mosaic-H module receiver with a dual-mode Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi from the well-known ESP32- WRover programmable module by Espressif Systems.
To give you a head start planning your attendance to Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2tech360 tech week that’s happening the first week of October this year, we’re combining September and early October tech events around Michigan into one post. We hope this list of highlights will give you some new ideas for Michigan tech events to attend this month.
Rivian, the Michigan-based EV pickup startup, has just filed for an IPO hoping for a roughly $80 billion valuation. Rivian said in a statement Friday that the company has submitted S-1 registration to the SEC. The electric truck maker is aiming for an IPO around Thanksgiving of this year, but that timing will be determined by the SEC.
So you’ve got your startup running, now how do you do PR outreach and content marketing? A great media pitch is similar to your startup pitch you gave to investors, but it’s kind of flipped on its head. Content and media pitches are different in key ways that could make or break your business’s marketing plan.
Happy Women’s Equality Day. In honor of this event, we are happy to announce that Ann Arbor security startup Censys has surpassed tech industry benchmarks in total women at the company, as well as women in technical roles. Censys prides themselves on their role helping more women enter the cybersecurity industry.
The Michigan Venture Capital Association has just announced a partnership with Fontinalis Partners to create a $104 million Fund 3 to invest in the next wave of mobility startups in the state of Michigan. This comes on the heels of multiple other news funds raised by venture capital firms around Michigan to continue the historic steep growth in investment in new tech companies around Michigan and the Midwest, which are now being hailed as some of the best cities in the nation for new startup growth and incubation.
It’s been a busier than usual year for startup funding around Michigan’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystems. While nearly half the VC-funded startups in the state are located in Ann Arbor, even as of 2017, Detroit boasted a 50% increase in the number of new startups based in the city and continues on a fast track as an emerging startup hub. Here are some headlines you may have missed as Ann Arbor and Detroit’s tech and startup scene continues to grow at a record-setting pace.