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Stealth innovation: How a Troy company is reinventing vending machine technology
Thursday, October 02, 2014
In 2009, Troy-based 365 Retail Markets generated $42K in revenue. This year it's projected to make $15 million. Read how one of Michigan's most under-the-radar tech companies is reinventing the vending machine experience and reaping big business in the process.
Maker Faire at five: The community it's forged and the future it needs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This weekend marks the fifth summer The Henry Ford has produced Maker Faire, showcasing local inventors, innovators, artists and creatives to tens of thousands of metro Detroiters.
chats with a trio of makers who've been involved since the beginning about why the fair is important to them and what it needs to continue.
OpEd: Why Oakland Schools Technical Campuses has a Working Relationship With Business
Paul Galbenski, Mary Kay Aukee, & Cynthia Scherphorn
Thursday, June 12, 2014
As Michigan reinvents its economy, educational institutions are getting in synch with employers' changing needs. Leaders from the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses discuss the importance of retooling to supply the state's emerging high-tech industries with new talent.
OpEd: Why Mechatronics is Hot
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Taking a cue from European-owned firms in Oakland County, southeast Michigan's universities and trade schools are offering degrees and certification in mechatronics, a multi-disciplinary field of engineering. Irene Spanos, Oakland County's economic development director, says why the region should support this burgeoning field.
OpEd: Minority/Women Tech Entrepreneurs: Don't Overlook Federal R&D Grant Money
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Minorities and women have historically received only a slice of small-business funding, an economic reality that crimps today's diversified economy. Michael Kurek, partner at BBCetc, tells how these underrepresented groups can gain a more equitable share of available grant funding.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
When it comes to the forefront of scientific, technical, and leadership roles, women are still running in place, for the most part. Civil Air Patrol Major General Amy Courter, president of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, writes this week on how more women can achieve line positions in Michigan's burgeoning defense industry.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
There is a method behind the madness associated with creations like a Red Green Robot or a Cupcake Electric Vehicle, we promise. Their inventor, i3 Detroit hackerspace co-founder Nick Britsky, is here to talk this week about his community toolbox, the Maker Movement, and the state of DIY.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
And the winner is... Diane Durance, executive director of Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, is here this week to discuss the GLEQ business plan competition for aspiring entrepreneurs. In June, one start-up will win the $100K SmartZone award. In a time when there's talk of taking the nickel out of nickels, a few Gs can mean the difference between boom or bust.
Bill Wagner & Dianne Marsh
Thursday, August 13, 2009
My, how the ENIAC has grown! Southeast Michigan's IT companies, often overshadowed by snazzier startups, are in prosperous mode. Meet Bill Wagner and Dianne Marsh, co-founders of Ann Arbor software firm SRT Solutions. Their blog? The challenges of growing a tech biz and how the tech community is supporting the region.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups,
is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech community with an eye toward entrepreneurship. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.
Welcome To Automation Alley
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If building a knowledge-based economy is Michigan's only hope then, much like the force, Automation Alley is what binds the region's technological companies together, finding ways for them to succeed in the global marketplace.
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Source: USA Today
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Source: USA Today
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Source: Public CEO
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Source: Clean Energy Coalition
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