Smart From The Start: 3 Ways To Properly Establish Your Business When CrowdfundingWhat are the PR implications of crowdfunding? Be prepared by creating a strong public relations strategy out of the gate.
Crowdfunding Platforms Can Help You Immediately: Jump-Start Your Startup With KickstarterWith big banks hesitant to give small business loans, how can ambitious small business owners get their ideas off the ground?
12-Year-Old Howell Girl Raising Money To Record 6 Original SongsListed on the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com is young singer/songwriter/musician looking to get her music out to the masses.
'Pedal-Powered' Detroit Brewery Launches Crowdfunding CampaignTwo brothers have launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign to advance their idea of a green-energy brewery at Detroit's Eastern Market.
Matt's Favorites: Meetings, Craigslist Killer, Moon Lander Test, And Much MoreSo here we are, back on a Monday, one of those federal holidays hardly one gets, and according to the weather folks we're about to get one last middle finger from Old Man Winter. Well, I say, enjoy! Get out there and tromp around on snowshoes or cross-country skis or waste some valuable fossil fuel bombing around on a snowmobile! Okay, now I'm ducking the snowshoes and ski poles, you've had it with this winter, so I'd better get to my actual job, giving you the tech news...
TechShop Plans Grand Rapids Location Out Of $60 Million Investment OfferingTechShop, a membership-based do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication center, Monday announced a goal to raise $60 million to build more TechShop centers across the country, including one in Grand Rapids. TechShop already has a location in Allen Park in a former Ford Motor Co. engineering center.
Event Notices From Sept. 23The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan's technology-focused companies, institutions and groups.
Lansing Crowdfunding Site To Support Local StartupsThe folks behind the Lansing area's economic development organization, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), are betting that people want to support local startup businesses in their community through crowdfunding.
Detroit Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Mortgage ModificationToday, LoanMD announced its crowdfunding initiative on Indiegogo (www.Indiegogo.com/LoanMD). LoanMD will be the first fully automated do-it-yourself loan workout platform designed to arm every homeowner with the ability to refinance, modify or exit their loan, giving homeowners financial options rather than becoming a victim of bank foreclosure.
Clean Snowmobile Challenge Coming To Michigan TechTeams of college students from across the Snow Belt will converge in Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula March 4-9 for the 2013 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Their aim is to reduce emissions and noise and increase fuel efficiency while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts.
Crowdfunding Firm Gets $2M Pledges For HostessAlthough it's not yet legal for crowdfunding firms to sell equity investments in companies, the Detroit crowdfunding firm eRaise.com reports nearly $2 million in pledges in just two weeks to save Hostess Brands from oblivion.
Can CrowdFunding Save Hostess? Detroit Firm To TryAs Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkie and other snack foods, headed to bankruptcy court last week to begin liquidation plans, a group of southeast Michigan entrepreneurs are proposing