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Tech Brewery's uwemp plans to add 10-15 jobs

Ann Arbor-based Tech Brewery isn't just a place for local techies/entrepreneurs to congregate and create. It's now a place for techies/entrepreneurs from across Metro Detroit.

One-year-old uwemp is a prime example of Tech Brewery's growing reach across southeast Michigan. The firm's CEO is out of Bloomfield Hills, but he choose to set up shop for his start-up in Ann Arbor because of infrastructure like the Tech Brewery.

"My view is that technology is what it's all about and I want to be near the people who know about technology," says Jordan Wolfe, CEO of uwemp. "Plus, Ann Arbor SPARK helped a lot, too."

The main product from ewemp is Confidence-Based Learning, a web-based learning engine that uses a Google Analytics-style method that gives educators a better handle on how their students are and are not learning. The program can show when a student is beginning to catch on to a lesson, when the student masters it, and even when he or she wanders off. The idea is to provide educators with the pertinent information to best reach their students.

The Michigan Microloan Fund program gave uwemp a five-figure loan earlier this summer. It plans to use that money to create the Beta version of its software and begin testing it with its first customers. The company hopes to hire 10-15 employees over the next year. It currently employs two people full-time and another three independent contractors.

Source: Jordan Wolfe, CEO of uwemp
Writer: Jon Zemke
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