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Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub
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Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub

Columbus, Ohio, has been showing signs for the past few years that it is a growing Midwest tech hub. Why? Like other Midwest cities, Columbus has invested in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that can support new businesses. And, like emerging tech and startup hubs Ann Arbor and Detroit, Columbus is building its new entrepreneurial ecosystem around industries that are already strong locally.

Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub
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Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub

Columbus, Ohio, has been showing signs for the past few years that it is a growing Midwest tech hub. Why? Like other Midwest cities, Columbus has invested in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that can support new businesses. And, like emerging tech and startup hubs Ann Arbor and Detroit, Columbus is building its new entrepreneurial ecosystem around industries that are already strong locally.

Michigan Rises In Business Rankings, VC Funding
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Michigan Rises In Business Rankings, VC Funding

In mid-July, financial marketplace Credible ranked Michigan as #2 state in the nation for post-pandemic economic recovery, based on the economic recovery initiatives pushed by Governor Whitmer. These included the base for the Economic Jumpstart Plan, which involves critical support for small businesses, startups, and main street businesses who were often left out of business loans during the pandemic.

Clarivate To Acquire Proquest
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Clarivate To Acquire Proquest

London, UK, May 17, 2021—Clarivate plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire ProQuest, a leading global software, data and analytics provider to academic, research and national institutions, from Cambridge Information Group, a family-owned investment firm, and other partners including Atairos, for $5.3 billion, including refinancing of ProQuest debt. The consideration for the acquisition is approximately $4.0 billion in cash and $1.3 billion of equity. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.

Want To Learn How To Invest in Cryptocurrency? Benzinga Launches News & Tutorials For Crypto Investors
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Want To Learn How To Invest in Cryptocurrency? Benzinga Launches News & Tutorials For Crypto Investors

Are you curious to learn about cryptocurrency and how to invest in crypto? You’re not alone. The interest is so intense that Detroit’s investment news media outlet Benzinga has launched a stock market news service designed purely for educating cryptocurrency investors. The traffic for cryptocurrency news has quadrupled in recent weeks, according to Luke Jacobi, Benzinga’s Director of Operations.

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 2)
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10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 2)

Despite the pandemic, more startups have launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this year alone than we have space to list here. Many Ann Arbor startups have been around for a few years and are now starting to experience rapid growth. Here is the second half of our article on 10 growing Ann Arbor tech companies that you really have to watch if you’re looking for a tech job or hoping to invest in Midwest tech startups in 2021.

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 1)
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10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 1)

Despite the pandemic, more startups have launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this year alone than we have space to list here. Many Ann Arbor startups have been around for a few years and are now starting to experience rapid growth. Here are 10 growing Ann Arbor tech companies that you really have to watch if you’re looking for a tech job or hoping to invest in Midwest tech startups in 2021. Technologies developed by these startups are central to current trends in remote work and communications, connected vehicle technology, cancer treatment and other biomedical technologies, quantum sensing tech, enterprise data management, government data analysis, wind energy, and food supply chain innovation.

Michigan Midwest Startup Report (MVCA)
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Michigan Midwest Startup Report (MVCA)

The 2021 MVCA Research Report has just been released, with more details available than our recent interview with Executive Director Ara Topouzian. The 2021 MVCA Research Report shows that 88 Michigan startups received more than $257 million in venture capital investment in 2020. The report estimates that an additional $1.2 billion of venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 165 startup companies in the next two years.

Pitch Your Michigan Mobility Startup @ SXSW, Venture Summit, TC Sessions, & TechStars
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Pitch Your Michigan Mobility Startup @ SXSW, Venture Summit, TC Sessions, & TechStars

Have a new startup in mobility, sustainable energy, or tech that you would like to pitch? Ann Arbor SPARK has just announced a number of opportunities for startups, particularly in the mobility space, to get their name out and find funding. Here are some new announcements of opportunities for Michigan startups from Komal Doshi, Director of Mobility Programs at Ann Arbor SPARK, Ann Arbor’s premier business support organization for tech startups.

Washtenaw COVID-19 Business Impact Report Now Available
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Washtenaw COVID-19 Business Impact Report Now Available

Entrypoint’s current Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report is now available for anyone wanting an in-depth look at how the coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses in Ann Arbor’s business industries over the past year. Cronicle reported on the upcoming research earlier this year, and it’s now complete and updated for current market conditions.

Collaboration Tool Shuffleboard Launches To Make Remote Teamwork More Accessible
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Collaboration Tool Shuffleboard Launches To Make Remote Teamwork More Accessible

Ann Arbor-based Shuffleboard officially launches today, with a 40% discount for anyone looking for a remote team collaboration tool. The idea, from founder Sam Pierce Lolla? Make remote team collaboration more like in-person brainstorming. Shuffleboard alleges to cut down on Zoom fatigue, and also creates a process by which professional teams can glean feedback from clients or colleagues in a simple streamlined process. Lolla has years of professional experience working with professional teams to help them collaborate. The Shuffleboard tool is a natural extension of a lot of expertise and deep knowledge of team brainstorming process best practices.

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