Think Southeast Michigan has things wrapped up with regards to medtech startups? Think again. Michigan State has just opened a new incubator for tech startups that makes the most of MSU’s “Medical Mile,” a series of buildings and organizations in Grand Rapids that support medical technology innovation. The new incubator, called The Bridge, can accommodate…
FutureGood Uses Futurism To Mentor Entrepreneurs
Dena Rapley came out of a career in higher education to work in outreach with Future Good, a startup that mentors entrepreneurs and business leaders using the concept of futurism. She says she was immediately hooked when she read the job description. “I’ve had jobs I enjoyed without that spark at the beginning, but there…
Guest Post: How To Find a Disability-Accommodating Job in Government Tech
This is a guest post by Cronicle contributor Dean Burgess of Excitepreneur.net. If you would like to write a guest post for Cronicle Tech News, please contact the editor at laura [at] cronicle.press. Guest posts are the perspectives of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cronicle Press. For those with disabilities,…
Midwest Tech Jobs: Connect with Startup Job Events
Looking for Midwest tech jobs? Companies are still hiring in Michigan, where startups and larger tech companies have not had to lay off the quantity of coastal tech companies that over-hired during the pandemic. If you are interested in Detroit tech jobs, Michigan-based recruiter Purpose Jobs has two upcoming events where you can connect with…
Where To Find Mentorship For Your Michigan Startup
Starting your own business is the dream of many. What could be more exciting than owning and running your own business, setting your own schedule, and making tons of money?
Ann Arbor SPARK Creates New Business Education & Networking Series, ACE
For those business owners not in the tech startup space, Ann Arbor SPARK is launching a new, free educational series, Accelerating Company Excellence (ACE), which aims to help small business owners learn new skills and reinforce best business practices by learning from subject matter experts in finance, sales, marketing, and accounting. A lot of SPARK programming is specific to their tech startup cohorts, so this is a great opportunity for those slightly outside the normal criteria to take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities SPARK provides, for more mainstream businesses.
TCNewTech Pitch Winner Is….
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: Ola Filter Corporation won the TCNewTech Pitch event with its easy-to-use, ultra-affordable water filter that uses proven ultrafiltration technology to remove bacterial contamination from drinking water in developing countries. Theresa Smith, Ola Filter’s co-creator, pitched in TCNewTech’s return to in-person Pitch Events, with an international online audience live streaming in on the TCNewTech Youtube Channel and Facebook Page. Ola Filter Corporation is a women-founded, triple bottom line social business focused on people, the planet, and profits to build true sustainability in a market of over two billion people worldwide in need of decontaminated drinking water. Ola Filter Corporation is based out of Ann Arbor, MI., Bend, OR., and San Marcos, Guatemala, where they’re currently implementing their filtration system.
In-Person Michigan Tech Events June/July 2021
Michigan tech organizations and enthusiast groups are venturing back to in-person tech events this month. Here are a few highlights of groups that you might consider joining if you’re looking for an in-person tech event to attend in late June or in July 2021.
Throdle Creates First Global Automotive Social Network
There’s no global database of auto clubs, certainly not one that’s multilingual. Creating this is one of the ongoing projects of new startup Throdle, an Ann Arbor SPARK Best of Bootcamp winner and new player in the automotive social media scene. Founder Nadine Lee says that when people connect with a car through a test drive or a track day, they often connect with a brand for life. Connecting potential buyers or new drivers with other people who already own a special vehicle, whether that’s a BMW or an EV, helps people discover a love of car culture.
Incluzion Creates Diverse Remote Talent Pool for Tech Jobs
“Getting jobs filled should transcend politics and get the best people for the position,” says Jibril Sulaiman. Sulaiman is an entrepreneur and founder of job board and diverse remote job candidate network Incluzion.co. He noticed growing up in Pensacola that there were few opportunities in Florida to found a tech startup. He moved to Atlanta, founded a tech startup, and leveraged a remote distributed team to build it. The company made it to the Inc 5000, and Sulaiman worked as a board member for his local chamber to build up black/Latinx/womens businesses.