Mobility Tech, Networking, Software / June 18, 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.

Mobility Tech / June 16, 2021 The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: LiveRoad Analytics

How does a meteorological tech startup working in IoT sensing end up in our mobility startups to watch series? LiveRoad Analytics is a new startup out of Ann Arbor that uses weather sensing data and road surface predictions to support improvements in connected vehicles, as well as fleet management. The technology can be used in logistics, agriculture, insurance and retail as well.

Mobility Tech / June 10, 2021 The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: Interpl.ai

Ann Arbor last-mile logistics startup Interpl.ai announced in late 2020 that it had been accepted into the mobility division of Silicon Valley incubator Plug and Play, which has launched such companies as Paypal and Dropbox after being launched out of Ann Arbor SPARK's incubator. The autonomous delivery robot startup has several unique features to its robots that indicate a potential success for this Midwest autonomous delivery robot company.

Mobility Tech / June 8, 2021 The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: P3 Mobility

P3Mobility is a new mobility startup founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan that has partnered with local government in automated vehicle testing to deploy smart infrastructure that increases safety, mobility, and fuel economy of autonomous vehicles.

Tech News / June 7, 2021 Ann Arbor Startup PassiveBolt Launches AI-Enhanced Keyless Entry for Home

Kabir Maiga started at Continental Automotive, where the team he headed as project lead designed keyless entry for cars. "I thought why don't we extend this tech from car to front door?" he says. "We incubated the idea with Continental, took a team to Germany for several months, trying to figure out how to go to market." The project was spun off as a separate entity with Continental as an investor. Now, the new Ann Arbor startup PassiveBolt has launched an award-winning technology for home called ShepherdLock.

Networking / June 4, 2021 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.

Announcements, Tech Events / June 1, 2021 Check Out Startup Pitches Tonight from TC NewTech

If you've been missing pitch pits, you can check out the latest from TC NewTech's pitch night tonight June 1. TCNewTech will be online again for a Virtual Pitch Night, broadcasting live to YouTube and Facebook.

Security / May 27, 2021 7 Questions To Ask When Looking for a Cloud Services Provider

We're wrapping up this series on cloud security and cloud computing trends with an article that small business owners have been asking more than ever this year: How do you hire a cloud service provider? What do you look for when hiring a cloud service consultancy to help you with everything from managing cloud-hosted assets to handling security?

Security / May 19, 2021 How Cloud Services Management Is Changing in 2021

Research firm Gartner projected in late 2020 that world-wide end user spending on public cloud services would increase 18.4% in 2021, "with cloud projected to make up 14.2% of the total global enterprise IT spending market in 2024, up from 9.1% in 2020."

Announcements, Software / May 17, 2021 Guilde Launches An App To Simplify Contracting Bids

Detroit's Donavan Wright was a residential real estate investor in several locations he had lived across the U.S., which he used "to help my community," he says. He wanted to democratize access to real estate to compensate for a legacy in many areas of the U.S. that pushed minorities out of home ownership and made home ownership challenging on many fronts, from loan access to learning how to get a fair bid to renovate a property. "I realized how difficult that is," he says. "There aren't a lot of tools." He had an idea. There is a gap in access to information about how to get fair bids on home renovation projects, especially for people who have been traditionally shut out of home ownership. How could an app solve that?

Throdle Creates First Global Automotive Social Network
Mobility Tech, Networking, Software

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.

The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: LiveRoad Analytics
Mobility Tech

The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: LiveRoad Analytics

How does a meteorological tech startup working in IoT sensing end up in our mobility startups to watch series? LiveRoad Analytics is a new startup out of Ann Arbor that uses weather sensing data and road surface predictions to support improvements in connected vehicles, as well as fleet management. The technology can be used in logistics, agriculture, insurance and retail as well.

The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: Interpl.ai
Mobility Tech

The Newest Midwest Mobility Startups To Watch: Interpl.ai

Ann Arbor last-mile logistics startup Interpl.ai announced in late 2020 that it had been accepted into the mobility division of Silicon Valley incubator Plug and Play, which has launched such companies as Paypal and Dropbox after being launched out of Ann Arbor SPARK’s incubator. The autonomous delivery robot startup has several unique features to its robots that indicate a potential success for this Midwest autonomous delivery robot company.

Ann Arbor Startup PassiveBolt Launches AI-Enhanced Keyless Entry for Home
Tech News

Ann Arbor Startup PassiveBolt Launches AI-Enhanced Keyless Entry for Home

Kabir Maiga started at Continental Automotive, where the team he headed as project lead designed keyless entry for cars. “I thought why don’t we extend this tech from car to front door?” he says. “We incubated the idea with Continental, took a team to Germany for several months, trying to figure out how to go to market.” The project was spun off as a separate entity with Continental as an investor. Now, the new Ann Arbor startup PassiveBolt has launched an award-winning technology for home called ShepherdLock.

Incluzion Creates Diverse Remote Talent Pool for Tech Jobs
Networking

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.

7 Questions To Ask When Looking for a Cloud Services Provider
Security

7 Questions To Ask When Looking for a Cloud Services Provider

We’re wrapping up this series on cloud security and cloud computing trends with an article that small business owners have been asking more than ever this year: How do you hire a cloud service provider? What do you look for when hiring a cloud service consultancy to help you with everything from managing cloud-hosted assets to handling security?

Guilde Launches An App To Simplify Contracting Bids
Announcements, Software

Guilde Launches An App To Simplify Contracting Bids

Detroit’s Donavan Wright was a residential real estate investor in several locations he had lived across the U.S., which he used “to help my community,” he says. He wanted to democratize access to real estate to compensate for a legacy in many areas of the U.S. that pushed minorities out of home ownership and made home ownership challenging on many fronts, from loan access to learning how to get a fair bid to renovate a property. “I realized how difficult that is,” he says. “There aren’t a lot of tools.” He had an idea. There is a gap in access to information about how to get fair bids on home renovation projects, especially for people who have been traditionally shut out of home ownership. How could an app solve that?

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