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Michigan State University's main engineering classroom and lab building. MSU photo.

Matt’s Favorites: Good-Bye And Godspeed (And Here’s The Tech News)

Well, this is it, my very last Matt’s Favorites with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Detroit. It’s been a blast, really, the past 12 years, bringing you the latest tech news (mostly) on a daily basis. And now it’s time to move on. I’ll still be involved with some of WWJ’s tech coverage as a freelancer, and I’ll be doing plenty of tech blogging for my new gig at the Engineering Society of Detroit. So it’s not goodbye, it’s just sayonara to this particular format. And it goes like this…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

money puzzle-istock

State Creates Second ‘Pre-Seed’ Investment Fund

There will soon be another $6.8 million available to help get very early-stage Michigan companies off the ground. State officials Thursday announced a designation of $6.8 million for Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0, a statewide investment fund aimed at supporting high-tech early stage companies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014


Saphran Adds Capacity, Asset Planning To Biz Software

Saphran Solutions, a Franklin-based developer of management software, sadi this week it is introducing new capacity and asset planning capabilities to help companies more accurately forecast product demand and reduce costs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

Michigan Tech assistant professor Mo Rastgaar with his prosthetic design. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Prof Gets Grant For New Prosthetic Ankle, Foot

Mo Rastgaar, an assistant professor at Michigan technological University, has received a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $500,000 to make his new artificial limb design a reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

Spartan Innovations

Entrepreneur Mentoring Event Follows The Hatching Each Month

There’s a new mentoring program for entrepreneurs in the Lansing area. The new program was launched by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, the economic development organization for the capitol region, and Michigan State University’s Spartan Innovations spinout business accelerator.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014