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Pendaran Offers Immersive Experience-Based Systems Thinking Training Program
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Pendaran Offers Immersive Experience-Based Systems Thinking Training Program

You enter a classroom. Instead of desks, a virtual workplace is laid out in front of you, including assembly lines, and banks of screens running simulations on your team’s work process. You’ve been chosen by leadership to run an operation, and it’s not working well. What happens next for you and 12-36 colleagues? Everything goes wrong. “You can’t just teach problem solving. Everything must be intentionally aligned,” says Pendaran VP and co-founder Carol Michaelides. “It takes more than teaching…. People get so into optimizing their station they forget to optimize the whole.”

Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B
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Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B

Ann Arbor-based Clinc, a conversational AI company featured in our recent piece on the Cahoots coworking space, today announced a $52-million Series B round of funding as the tech company works toward an upcoming IPO in 2022. The investments come from partners including Insight Partners, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Drive Capital, and DFJ Growth. Clinc’s…

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…

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.”

Who Is Cronicle Press?
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Who Is Cronicle Press?

Cronicle Press is you, the Ann Arbor tech community. We don’t talk enough. We don’t follow each other on Twitter. We come to occasional meetups, but maybe we don’t have time for every group we’d like to keep up with, and it’s getting harder by the year to follow how many new startups are out there in town.

Welcome to Cronicle Press: Ann Arbor Tech News
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Welcome to Cronicle Press: Ann Arbor Tech News

You live in Ann Arbor or maybe you just work here. From the chatter on the street or in the restaurants, you know thousands of people here work in technology. Walking from Main St. to State St., it’s hard to not notice a tech t-shirt, banter about code, signs on offices with made up words. Whether they’re startups or billion dollar businesses with offices here, tech is all over Ann Arbor today and they’re all hiring. There is so much happening, where can we all find out about what’s going on where?

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