Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) has announced its annual scholarship awards for female students pursuing computer science. This year, the nonprofit awarded a record 22 young women with... Read more »
Hired, a job recruitment website for engineers, data scientists, and other workers who are in high demand from tech startups, is launching its service in Austin, where the company expects 9,000 new tech jobs to appear by 2017.
Based in... Read more »
[Updated, 5/28/15, 9:07 a.m. See below] CitizenShipper, a peer-to-peer shipping service, has taken $500,000 of seed financing, packed its bags, and moved to Austin, TX, where the company is joining Capital Factory’s incubator program, CEO and founder Richard Obousy... Read more »
The online grocery ordering and delivery industry has heated up over the past few years, with incumbents like Peapod competing against well-funded upstarts like Instacart, as well as e-commerce giants, such as Amazon, that have started offering similar services.
In general,... Read more »
What makes Houston one of the nation’s most innovative cities of the future but also represents its biggest challenge? Its diversity.
Hand-wringing over the diversification of those who call America’s fourth largest city home is beside the point, said Stephen Klineberg,... Read more »
File this one under shrewd dealmaking: Less than three months after buying a small drugmaker in Baltimore, MD, Retrophin has already made its money back—and then some.
New York- and San Diego, CA-based Retrophin (NASDAQ: RTRX) this morning sold what’s... Read more »
San Diego network security startup CyberFlow Analytics said it has closed out its seed funding round after raising a total of $4 million from Toshiba America Electronic Components, angel investors, and Siemens Venture Capital, which did not disclose the size of... Read more »
EMC, the Hopkinton, MA-based data storage titan, is buying privately held Virtustream for $1.2 billion as it builds out its cloud-storage services business and seeks to attract customers.
Virtustream is an enterprise-class managed cloud software provider that EMC believes will help... Read more »
[Updated 5/27/15 12:45 pm. See below.] Bluebird Bio is expanding its technology reach with antibodies from Five Prime Therapeutics as part of its plan to develop next-generation cancer therapies.
Cambridge, MA-based Bluebird (NASDAQ: BLUE) specializes in gene therapy,... Read more »