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Detroit redevelopment work leads to growth for Giffels Webster

The downtown Detroit-based firm has watched its revenue grow by up to 40 percent over the last five years, including a 15 percent jump over the last year.

Arbor Brewing Co debuts "gastro street fare" in renovated brewpub

Arbor Brewing Co is not only showing off its newly renovated space in downtown Ann Arbor, but also an eclectic new menu to go with it. Rene Greff, who co-owns Arbor Brewing Co with her husband Matt Greff, describes the new menu as "gastro street fare."

Growth spike pushes Portal Architects to release new software

Ann Arbor-based Portal Architects have enjoyed a 357 percent revenue growth over the last year. They now have nearly 2,000 clients and recently hired 16 people, mainly software professionals, to grow their staff to 27. We'd call that success by any measure.

Visual Compass expands into mobile app development

Talk about patience. Visual Compass started as 17-year long side project, emerged from Ann Arbor SPARK's East Incubator, and has now taken up residence in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.

Giffels Webster promotes from within to find 3 new partners

Giffels Webster has grown significantly over last five years, creating 30-plus jobs. Its staff of 86 people now help local municipalities make longterm development planning decisions and private developers best maximize their real-estate holdings.

Digitization drives Image Data Conversion growth in Saline

The world is full of more paperwork than anyone could, or want to, read in a lifetime. Image Data Conversion is building a business by digitizing those documents for the 21st Century.

Football helmet designed at U-M may decrease head injuries

Concussions and other head injuries are a major concern for football players. Researchers at U-M are responding with the development of a more shock-absorbing helmet system.

U-M researchers are developing injectable radios

U-M researchers are developing implantable radios. That could mean big advances in medical devices like pacemakers and health monitoring sensors.

Wolverine State Brewing Co expands, doubles barrel production

Wolverine State Brewing Co. is going big this year. The Ann Arbor-based craft brewery is in the midst of wrapping up an expansion project that includes an expanded kitchen space, additional brewing space, and a larger cooler.


Red Panda starts selling next generation of digital guitar pedals

Red Panda's guitar pedals are built in the company’s recently expanded space in the Green Garage by a staff of four people. Growing demand for the guitar pedals has prompted Red Panda to add a new hire over the last year and fill out its 600 square feet of space.

LLamasoft moves into Google space shows best value comes from local firms

LLamasoft, an Ann Arbor-based supply chain software firm, is taking up the lions share of prime downtown office space Google is leaving behind, as the tech giant builds its own campus on the city's outskirts.

Michigan eLab bridges the gap between Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor startups

Michigan eLab opened with an idea for bridging the startup economies of Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor. Most people would assume that means focusing on California first, then Michigan. The team at the Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm has found the opposite to be true.

RightBrian Networks continues rapid growth in cloud IT work

Ann Arbor-based RightBrain Networks has been on a rapid growth streak. Two years ago it tripled in size. This last year it’s growth is nearly the same... and not showing any signs of slowing down.

Detroit startup Castle kicks off first month at Y Combinator

Castle is making waves at Y Combinator, the granddaddy of all tech startup acclerators.
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