Space technology is all the rage these days. But when most people think about it, they picture giant rockets like SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, designed to take astronauts to the moon and Mars. It’s one of many amazing breakthroughs for certain. Yet Brad King, CEO and co-founder of Orbion Space Technology, will tell you that’s only a tiny part of what’s coming when it comes to space innovations.
Orbion is a propulsion technology start-up based in Houghton, Michigan.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Provider of popular savings app, Plinqit, taps industry expert in response to rapid growth after institutions see strong customer engagement and significant deposit growth
HT Mobile Apps (HTMA), an innovative FinTech company serving banks and cre
Detroit-based fintech recognized for transforming small business banking services
Autobooks is a small business payment and accounting platform integrated within a financial institution’s digital banking experience. Today, the company announced that it has been named one of two winners of Forbes’ Under 30 Summit Startup Pitch Competition.
As Forbes’ largest annual event, the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit hit record attendance with more than 9,000 people joining together in Detroit from Oct. 27th to
Genomenon® announced the release of Mastermind® version 2.0 today. The Genomic Search Engine now includes the ability to search the entirety of the genomic literature by phenotypes (symptoms). This new functionality will further accelerate diagnosis of patients with genetic and rare diseases.
Patients, particularly those with rare diseases,
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Milford Bank announced today that it will offer
Invest Michigan is Fund Manager for Michigan Pre-Seed Fund II, which provides seed capital to early-stage companies that are commercializing technology products and
Automation and technology aimed at improving financial services—fintech—has garnered a lot of attention lately. From crowdfunding to mobile payments and money transfer services, fintech has the potential to revolutionize how consumers and businesses handle financial transactions.
As with any technology, fintech developments happen quickly, and smart business owners will want
HOUGHTON — More and more high-tech businesses are emerging across the state of Michigan, both in the Upper and Lower peninsulas, many of which are assisted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). With the development of high-grade technology, the U.P’s economy is becoming more diversified, largely as the result of the MEDC’s collaboration with more than 100 ec
A month after he announced a third venture capital fund at Detroit Homecoming 2019, AOL co-founder Steve Case announced another fund focusing on startups not loc
Novel Akadeum microbubble technology can be the answer to improved quality and reduced costs across multiple fields of testing.
October 30, 2019, Ann Arbor, MI – Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based biotechnology company, announced today that it has entered into a collaboration with Agilent Technologies, Inc. to work toward a new method of isolating target molecules for detection. Akadeum aims to disrupt the status quo in isolation technology with their buoyant microbubbles. Notably, Akadeum is the first company to commercialize buoyancy-based ce
The youth and amateur sports industry is multifaceted, to say the least. With hundreds of organizations serving coaches, athletes and parents; technology is playing an ever-growing role and encouraging these organizations to consider building apps.
Each of these more traditional organizations are feeling added pressure to extend into the digital space to build brand loyalty,
Fusion Coolant Systems, manufacturer of an advanced coolant and lubrication system called “Pure-Cut™,” has seen some of the largest automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturers around the world come through their doors. The global emphasis on sustainable development has played a dynamic role in Fusion’s recent success, with companies looking for a cleaner, safer and more efficient alternative to traditional cutting fluids. With multiple customer visits scheduled every week, Fusion has expanded their facility and capabilities to set them up for long term success.
Expanded Customer Center
ONL Therapeutics Announces First Patient Treated in Phase I Study with ONL1204ONL Therapeutics transformed into a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company with first-in-human studyANN ARBOR, MI – October 23, 2019
ONL Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for protecting the vision of patients with retinal disease, today announced that the first patient has been treated in the company’s First-in-Human trial with its lead drug candidate ONL1204. The study is being conducted in Australia at leading clinical research centers in Sydney and Melbourne. The study will
There are dog people, there are cat people, and there are plant people. That last group has been hit with some supercharged fertilizer in the last five years. House plant sales have increased 50% since 2016 in the U.S., per Bloomberg.
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After Generating Millions in Incremental Revenue for its Furniture Clients, Expands into Store and Outbound Channels
ANN ARBOR, MI – October 16, 2019 – Shoptelligence announced today that its AI-Powered platform has consistently proven its ability to increase revenue per
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 16, 2019
Ripple Science, a SaaS company accelerating clinical research, will attend the SaaS CXO summit in San Antonio, Texas. The SaaS CXO Summit is an opportunity for executives, venture capitalists, corporates, and sponsors to network, matchup and share best practices.
Ripple Science CEO Peter Falzon explains, “Attending the largest gathering of SaaS ecosystem participants in the Midwest further expands the opportunity for Ripple to achieve fundraising goals in less than the anticipated timeframe.”
Ripple Science is currently seeking a lead investor for a two-mill
Orbion appoints Greg Orndorff as Vice President of Business Development
HOUGHTON, Mich., Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbion Space Technology, developer of next-generation smallsat propulsion systems, today announced the appointment of Greg Orndorff, Vice President of Business Development.
Greg is an aerospace industry veteran with over 30 years of experience across various leadership roles in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently, Greg was Vice President
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition winners of a total of $1 million in cash and other prizes celebrate last November at the Lexus Velodrome in Detroit.
It feels like the cure for every problem these days is mediation. Feeling anxious? Meditate for 20 minutes a day. Need help falling asleep? Again, meditate. Feeling lost and disconnected? You get the point. But whether you're new to meditation or just looking to feel more peaceful in your everyday life, a cramped and chaotic apartment can seem like an enormous roadblock. Sure,
Genomenon® announced today at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting (ASHG) a partnership with SOPHiA GENETICS that includes incorporating the Mastermind® Genomic Search Engine into the SOPHiA Platform and the Alamut Suite. The partnership puts the most up-to-date genomic research at the fingertips of clinical researcher
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autobooks is a small business payment and accounting platform integrated within a financial institution’s digital banking experience. Today, the company announced that Derik Sutton, vice president of product & experience at Autobooks, has been elected to serve on the Association for Financial Technology’s (AFT) Web Board. Sutton previously served as vice-chair of the organization’s Digital Experience Group (DEG).
Larry Freed, president and CEO of Give and Take Inc., at the "Women in the Workplace" forum.ANDREW DAVIS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“We can ask Alexa, Siri or Google, but that won’t replace the experience of asking our colleagues,” says Larry Freed, chief executive of Give and Take Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich., software comp
DETROIT – Twenty-four semi-finalists were announced Monday for the 10th annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition where the top prize is $350,000.
The semi-finalists were drawn from nearly 300 registered companies. These semi-finalists will have the opportunity to meet-on-one with investors to discuss their business proposals. Judges will then select six finalists to present live at a seated dinner to more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders on November 13 at the State Savings Bank in Detroit.
“The selected semi-finalists showcase the momentum of Michigan’s entrepreneurial e
University of Michigan faculty member Peter Adriaens rings the Tech Transfer bell last year as Greg Peterson and Tad Slawecki of LimnoTech applaude. The three are partners in Equarius Risk Analytics, the first fintech company started at the university.
Strategically clustering indoor plants in a group is a great idea, here's why and how to do it.
While there is something to be said for a lone statement plant in a room – like a giant Monstera deliciosa in the corner or a big frondy palm on a side table – there is perhaps more to love about clusters of houseplants. Even in a minimalist home, a collection of p
Lead candidate ONL1204 advances into Phase I clinical study in retinal detachment in Australia
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ONL Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for protecting the vision of patients with retinal disease, today announced the initiation of the company’s First-in-Human trial with its lead drug candidate ONL1204. The study is being conducted in Australia at leading clinical research centers in Sydney and Melbourne. The study will assess four different doses of ONL1204 and is designed to demonstrate safety
Systemic inflammatory diseases involving tumor necrosis factor (TNF) increased the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but that risk was reduced in patients who used anti-TNF biologics, an analysis of 56 million adults' electronic health records showed.
While rheumatoid arthritis increased Alzheimer's risk, it was reduced
Two new reference data sources, Mastermind and DECIPHER, are being added to Congenica’s clinical decision support platform for genomic data interpretation. Genomenon’s Mastermind, which is used by hundreds of genetic labs worldwide, has indexed nearly 7 million full text articles and 500,000 supplemental data sets and covers over 4.9 million variants found in the medical liter
SALINE, MI -- What started as a physician’s idea to help protect patients’ teeth has grown into a decade-old business that supplies oral safety equipment to sports teams all over the country.
Saline-based Akervall Technologies marked its 10-year anniversary last month, celebrating the successful development of an idea to create a more manageable mouthguard.
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GreenMark BioMedical Inc.
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EAST LANSING, Mich. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenMark Biomedical Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $1.5m Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to further develop its patented nanoparticle-based dental technology for detection of early-stage dental caries. The 2-year project involves collaboration with dental and biomaterials experts at the University of Michigan, Creighton
SWACU leverages mobile app to improve children’s financial literacy
October 01, 2019 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HT Mobile Apps, (HTMA), announced today that Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union has seen significant growth since launching Ace Jr., pr
It's easy to figure out what type of light your plants need. If they didn't tell you at the plant shop, Google it. But what does "bright indirect light" look like, exactl
Mi Padrino, the nation's leading online Hispanic event planning platform, announced that it will combine its services to an all-in-one mobile app. The app is due to be released by the end of 2019. The app features will allow quinc
Last year, Adam Banzhoff was living in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, working an IT job at a bank and feeling morose. “I was in a downswing, a little bit of a depression,” he tells me. Then one day, on a whim, he signed up for Horti, a new subscription service that ships members a plant every month. Soon a crispy wave fern arrived, a frisky-looking thing with rippling tendrils.
When the first new lea
Bloomscape, an online plant startup based in downtown Detroit, has tapped a former ex
Party planners in the Hispanic community will soon have even more reason to celebrate.
Mi Padrino, an Ann Arbor-based company that hosts an event-planning website for Hispanic community celebrations, is launching an app to support quinceañera organizers.
People will be able to use the one-stop app to manage and crowdfund quincea&
Plinqit shares live demo of its ‘cool’ savings tool, the only app of its kind proven to boost user engagement and increase financial wellness, during Day One of FinovateFall
Plinqit, a brandable, savings app and the only savings tool that pays users for
DETROIT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 – Jim Tenzillo, Director at Invest Michigan has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.
“I look forward to joining such an accomplished group of individuals who share my passion for making a difference in the community. Through the Leadership Detroit experience, I welcome the opportunity to expand my understanding of the Detroit region and gain insig
Your ideas can’t get anywhere without capital. Learn what types of funding are available for early-stage technology companies and how to set your company up for support from angel or venture investors.
Invest Michigan CEO Charlie Moret will be a panelist for a webinar hosted by Crain's Detroit, entitled 'How to Fund Your Tech Startup.' He will be joined by:
Martin Dober, Senior Vice President of Invest Detroit, Managing Director of Invest Detroit Ventures, and Invest Michigan Board Member;
Fred Molnar, Vice President of Entrepreneurism and Innovation for the MEDC and Executive Director of the Michigan Life
Starting Oct. 1, Macy's will offer free same-day delivery in 30 U.S. markets on orders of $75 or more, waiving the company's typical $8 fee — at least temporarily. While the perk will be available for a limited time, Macy’s has not indicated exactly how long it will l
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Complete trial enrollment anticipated in early 2020 with topline results projected Q2 2020
Hispanics represent nearly 65% of early patient enrollment
Novel PDE4D Mechanism of Action is designed to improve cognition and memory
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First and only savings app of its kind, Plinqit pays users for engaging with content
Plinqit, a brandable, savings app and the only savings tool that pays users for engaging with content, was selected as a finalist for Bank Director’s
Genomenon today announced a partnership with rare disease advocacy group BPAN Warriors, with the goal of providing resources to assist researchers and encourage pharmaceutical companies to invest in finding efficacious treatments for Beta-Propeller Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration (BPAN), a progressive disease causing abnormal iron deposits in the brain.
BPAN Warriors is an international com
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Though crowd-sourced delivery is often painted as a result of the kind of on-demand culture that lightning-fast fulfillment operations and technologies are enabling, Deliv founder and CEO Daphne Carmeli sees a value proposition for both consumer and businesses elsewhere.
"Predictability trumps speed," she said at GroceryShop in Las Vegas Sunday.
Deliv, she explained, is not a consumer-facing service, but a 'back-end service" — an "asset-free UPS."
Deliv, which runs on gig workers for the most part, is not an on-demand provider — it's a "scheduled delivery provider," said Carmeli.
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Jason MacLeod knows delivery.
He spent a few years ferrying packages around Sacramento, California, for Amazon before switching to Deliv, a mid-sized same-day delivery startup, in late 2017. Deliv makes deliveries for retailers like Macy’s and Walgreens, and MacLeod liked that about it. He liked seeing the same people every day and chatting with them when he picked up packages. He
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- While the Quinceañera industry is growing rapidly, one recent trend is that of the Quinceañero. Quince Años events have normally been for Hispanic families to celebrate the 15th birthdays of their girls and their transitions to becoming women, but in the past few years, we have seen m
Missouri credit union launches Plinqit to create a fun way for members to save and engage with the institution
O’Fallon, Mo.-based West Community Credit Union announced today that it will offer