University of Michigan Awards $34K in Grants, Business Accelerator Space

10/13/11Follow @XconomyDET

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  • eRent: Online system for landlords that handles rent collection and accounting.
  • EVStation: Addressing more widespread availability of electric vehicle charging stations.
  • FinAsk: Online platform connecting financial advisors to those seeking financial advice.
  • Medicron: System that tracks nation-wide health data in real time across Tanzania, improving communication, healthcare delivery, and monitoring of clinical needs.
  • MyInfluence: Solving limited offline interactions of online social networking tool users.
  • Smart Peru: Rewards system connecting college students with local merchants.
  • Thrively – Online tool for employee feedback and self-development.
  • Torch Hybrid Boat Co.:  Designs and manufactures boats with hybrid engines.
  • TechArb, which provides early stage companies that are launching the benefit of support through a community of entrepreneurs and mentors, announced eight student teams were awarded tenancy in conjunction with the Dare to Dream awards. Teams who will move in this November include: EVStation, FinAsk, IFM Database, SynapTech (licensing agreements and technical support for a patent-pending platform neural interfacing technology), Team Fit (platform allowing dieters to maintain motivation and accountability in their weight loss goals), Thrively, and YouTrivia (platform that allows anyone to create and share trivia games).

    Sarah Schmid is the editor of Xconomy Detroit. You can reach her at 313-570-9823 or sschmid@xconomy.com. Follow @XconomyDET

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