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Kinetica Labs Launches New Ergonomic Software
Software, Tech News

Kinetica Labs Launches New Ergonomic Software

Kinetica Labs is a relatively new startup spun off from the University of Michigan, headed by professor Dr. SangHyun Lee and CEO Brenda Jones along with a small team of ergonomics researchers and software engineers. What they have created is a software program that replaces years of cumbersome processes putting markers or bodysuits on workers…

Innovation Not Break Fix with RightBrain Networks
DevOps, Software

Innovation Not Break Fix with RightBrain Networks

“I guess one of our challenges is that we’ve been around so long,” Derek DeJonghe and Matt Thompson of RightBrain Networks say. “We’ve been in cloud computing from day one. It’s been 10 years. That means we [were born in the cloud]. I think people hear the name RightBrain but they don’t understand how we…

Falling Into Fame with David Adrian of Censys
Security, Software

Falling Into Fame with David Adrian of Censys

It’s not every undergraduate student who falls into a research project in order to avoid a machine learning class, and shortly has 30,000 customers, but that’s what happened to David Adrian of Censys. Which isn’t to say he isn’t brilliant and hard-working. He definitely has that whiz kid mannerism about him, and he knows his…

Mike Beasley of Amazon on the Growth of UX in Michigan
Software, User Experience

Mike Beasley of Amazon on the Growth of UX in Michigan

Mike Beasley of Amazon is the co-chair of UX Ignite MI with his colleague Andrea Neuhoff of Thompson-Reuters. Together they represent a cohort of user experience and product design professionals that are a growing pool of talent in the Michigan area. “Amazon has found Detroit a rewarding place to hire,” Beasley says. “Until Amazon moved in, there was a lot of talent not being tapped.”

Peerstachio: A Student Venture About Connection Connects with A2 Tech
Software, University of Michigan

Peerstachio: A Student Venture About Connection Connects with A2 Tech

In our recent two-part series on the student entrepreneurs of the University of Michigan at the TechArb accelerator and Innovation in Action program, we profiled a young entrepreneur named Scarlett Ong Rui Chern and her venture called Peerstachio. One of the things that struck me as I interviewed Chern was the sheer number of grants she had managed to wrangle to keep her venture afloat, and the amount of support she had received from TechTown and the University of Michigan programs and departments dedicated to supporting student entrepreneurs. “There are so many resources at U of M,” Chern tells me, “we really have the upper hand.”

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