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Ann Arbor's Park n Party expands online parking biz across U.S.

Ann Arbor-based Park n Party got its start five years ago helping tailgaters find an easier way to party at Michigan football games, specifically helping them reserve that perfect parking spot online. Today, it's helping tailgaters across the U.S..

Humax Corp launches app to take paying it forward into 21st Century

Ann Arbor's Humax Corp has developed "Give and Get," a social capital app that helps foster pay-it-forward behavior in its users.

Oxford Companies narrows artist submissions for latest mural

This summer, Oxford Companies intends to put up another large mural in downtown Ann Arbor. It will go on the side of 1214 S. State St. near the University of Michigan campus, and cover nearly 500 square feet.

U-M senior tackles global hunger and overfishing with insect feed

Two university seniors -one at U-M- have developed a business plan that will help Kenyan villagers expand their pet/fish food industry without depleting local resources.

Castle closes $2M seed round from Silicon Valley investors

The property management software startup hit a big milestone last week, locking down a little more than $2 million in seed capital.

ProModel grows step by step with Ann Arbor's economy

ProModel's Ann Arbor office has hired 38 people over the last couple of years, and expects to add yet more. Good thing the predictive analytics firm moved into its office before downtown's real estate market started feeling the squeeze.

U-M Desai Accelerator announces 2016 cohort of startups

The University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator announced its second cohort of startups. A group of six promising young companies were selected from more than the 80 that applied.

Your People expands 'kitchen table' with new team members

PR firm expands while keeping it "at the kitchen table."

Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K

On April 20, the New Economy Initiative kicked-off the third and final year of the NEIdeas challenge, "a two-tiered challenge awarding $500,000 to existing small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas to grow."

Automation Alley sinks seed capital into six local startups

From online security to custom tooling, Automation Alley's 7Cs program helps launch tech startups across metro Detroit.

Nanotex adds key hires to accelerate growth

The Bloomfield Hills-based fabric company re-tools its staff to position for growth.

Emerging leaders: Help us tell the story of metro Detroit

Are you an emerging leader in metro Detroit with big ideas about how to make the region better? If so, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our editorial advisory board in partnership with Metro Matters. You'll have the opportunity to inform Metromode's solutions-based journalism on our region's most pressing issues.

Civionics to expand sensor pilot with local manufacturer

Ann Arbor-based Civionics has changed the focus of its sensor technology, and its pivot in marketplace looks promising.

Personal tragedy inspires launch of U-M spin-out, Neurable

Neurable, a new University of Michigan spin-out that is developing a non-invasive brain-computer interface, is inspired by its founder's personal experience with physical tragedy.

Corktown's Beard Balm goes global as it nears $1M sales

Beard Balm, which makes an all-natural, leave-in conditioner for beards and facial hair, is selling its products around the world and closing in on $1 million worth of sales this year.
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