Cubicle World, that mythical place where many of today’s office workers dwell, can be very dreary. These cramped little warrens are often marked by a lack of windows, harsh lighting, stale air, and screwy temperatures—the air conditioning blasts in the winter;... Read more »
As its economy recovers from a decade-long slump, Michigan has become a place where the need for talent far outpaces the local workforce available to fill all of the open positions—nearly 82,000 job openings are currently listed on the state’s Pure... Read more »
The Ann Arbor, MI-based ag tech startup FarmLogs announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding. The round included repeat investors Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Ventures, and Drive Capital, as well... Read more »
The tech industry has a well-known gender diversity problem, but in Michigan, there’s a group working to make the Great Lakes state a leader in terms of recruiting and inspiring women working in technology.
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology... Read more »
When the ads for Mars vacations came on the TV, Doug Quaid couldn’t turn away. He thought about Mars at work, dreamed about it at night, badgered his wife about going there. She reminded him that they couldn’t afford it—and anyway,... Read more »
How’s this for strange? What’s likely the most important biotech patent battle of the decade is now being fought under outmoded rules that the U.S. Congress, in a rare spasm of common purpose three years ago, agreed roundly were due for... Read more »
Michigan is the second-most agriculturally diverse state in the nation after California, producing everything from blueberries to black beans to begonias. Now, organizers of a new startup accelerator want to add ag-tech software and equipment to that bounty.
Called the Great... Read more »
Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage mobility and transportation startups, has launched a new Special Venture Partner (SVP) program in an effort to enhance the firm’s... Read more »
If you’re looking for further validation that Detroit’s tech ecosystem is gaining respect in the eyes of the world, here it is: Ford, in partnership with global auto supplier Magna International and Verizon Telematics, will announce today that it... Read more »
Material science typically moves slowly, so companies developing better batteries need investors able to stick around for more than just a few years. Seeo has found that some corporate investors are willing to bet on next-generation batteries.
The Hayward, CA-based company,... Read more »