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Alfa Jango Acts As CTO and Development Team for Startups
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Alfa Jango Acts As CTO and Development Team for Startups

The market for software development teams serving software companies is saturated, at least in Ann Arbor, where Alfa Jango founder Steve Schwartz has started and/or sold several startups himself alongside helping other new companies. That’s why he decided several years ago to focus on helping non-tech startups get the software development and guidance they would need so they could focus on the subject area they were expertise in. The results speak for themselves. Alfa Jango now serves clients that hail from YCombinator to Carnegie Mellon to the University of Michigan, and after selling startup Carcode to Edmunds in 2014 with a co-founder, Schwartz has now started another company called Genomenon on the side, which true to his vision uses his technical expertise on the tech side but focuses primarily on creating a genome interpretation software that empowers genomicists to compile and analyze research on immune disorders and cancer to better serve patients–rather than worrying about the software that allows them to do their work. Genomenon helps companies develop therapies or precision medicine to treat root causes of disease instead of symptoms, or build their knowledge database.

Gradient Valley Builds New Machine Learning AI Company in Ann Arbor
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Gradient Valley Builds New Machine Learning AI Company in Ann Arbor

There’s a new tech company hiring in Ann Arbor, and its biggest challenge is keeping up with growth. Gradient Valley is “Southeast Michigan’s premiere provider of machine learning solutions,” a machine learning and artificial intelligence consultancy built out of a partnership between owner Keith Bourne and Arbormoon Software owner Dave Koziol. Keith Bourne tells us he started this company in 2018 after doing similar work for 3 years because the cost of working with machine learning and AI is dropping and a lot of companies are interested.

BrandXR Launches Virtual Reality Business and Interactive AR Murals
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BrandXR Launches Virtual Reality Business and Interactive AR Murals

Moody Mattan of Brand XR, an augmented and virtual reality company, says he got into the business side of tech by breaking into VC to help small groups generate billion-dollar outcomes. He’s from Michigan and went to Wayne State, but after graduating into a “terrible economy” in 2009, he moved overseas to work in logistics software in Malaysia and Jordan. He came back for an MBA and ended up in Silicon Valley in a firm working on augmented reality tech. He was interested in enterprise use for the technology, such as using augmented reality for virtual training or remote assistants.

ShiftUp Builds Tech Community in Detroit & The Online Ed Space
Networking, Software

ShiftUp Builds Tech Community in Detroit & The Online Ed Space

The Third Space. Community. It’s a topic that has rolled around communities lately because of the growth of online education and the disconnected social structure of modern society. Some companies are now doing more than starting meetups. Ray Batra, founder of ShiftUp, is a new community builder in the online education space surrounding technology. The company is brand new, Detroit-based, and plans to expand to other topics but has started in coding because it’s one of the learning spaces that most benefits from support and peer learning.

Mentors of Michigan Tech: Dave Koziol of Arbormoon
Leadership, Software

Mentors of Michigan Tech: Dave Koziol of Arbormoon

If you’ve been around Ann Arbor tech for a while, you’ve probably heard of or met Dave Koziol, founder of Michigan’s premier mobile development group Arbormoon Software. Koziol is a frequent speaker at conferences, the leader of the iOS dev Meetup group CocoaHeads, co-founder of Mobile Mondays with Rob Baxtresser, and many more. Arbormoon has…

realLINGUA Launches Immersive Language Learning Software
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realLINGUA Launches Immersive Language Learning Software

“We build software that teaches you how to learn a foreign language the way it’s spoken by native speakers every day.” Keith Phillips is the CEO of new language learning software realLINGUA, based in Ann Arbor. He says that when people are learning a new language, they usually need practical phrases found in real-world conversations,…

Log Your Travel Adventures with Zonder
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Log Your Travel Adventures with Zonder

There is a growing group out there of competitive travelers, and millennials who like sharing their travels on social media. After coming home from a warm and sunny trip to L.A., Zonderapp founder Harry Yang found his house had been without power in a winter storm for 6 days and was a balmy 35 degrees….

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