Two brothers have launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign to advance their idea of a green-energy brewery at Detroit’s Eastern Market.
So 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, 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.
The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups.
The 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.
Today, 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.
Teams 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.
Although 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.
As 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
Many American medical innovations, including possible new drugs and medical devices, can’t raise the money needed for early stage testing. Now there is a way for every affected person to help those dedicated scientists receive the funds needed to make the next medical breakthrough.