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Paulette Auchtung, planetarium coordinator and staff astronomer at the Michigan Science Center

Inspiring curious minds: Detroit women in STEM

Detroit grows stronger with contributions from women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Mark Smith at the future incubator site

A plan to make Ann Arbor Michigan's startup city

To establish a true startup culture, Ann Arbor needs more than just a SPARK. It needs incubator, research and co-working spaces that can accommodate a growing and wide variety of needs and disciplines. Mark Smith hopes to address that with his ambitious plan to build an entrepreneurial campus on the outskirts of the city.

Sassa Akervall in her office

The 21st century body is being built in Washtenaw County

With advances in the medical device industry, Ann Arbor is proving to be more than just a place for entrepreneurial innovation and growth, it's producing startups that are helping to shape the future of the human body. 

David Blanchard

To Compete or Non-Compete: Contracts That Make Michigan Less Competitive

States known for tech innovation and new economy success have shed their old school non-compete contracts to attract the best and brightest talent while fostering greater cross pollination of ideas and inventions. So with all the noise Michigan is making about creating a 21st-century economy why are we clinging to a 20th-century business practice?

Thomas Zurbuchen at the Lurie Engineering Center at U of M's North Campus

You Say You Want an Entrepreneurial Revolution? Just Do It.

Cultivating the entrepreneurial ecosystem requires talent, density, and quality of life. Or so says Thomas Zurbuchen. The founding director of the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship believes that Ann Arbor needs more size, collision and shots on goal if it truly wants to be a community that builds and sustains robust local entrepreneurship. 
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Stories from the new economy: Henry Ford Innovation Institute

Henry Ford Innovation Institute connects medical practitioners with designers and entrepreneurs to help commercialize the innovation that arises every day at Henry Ford Hospital.
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Seeing is believing spurs growth for Court Innovations

Seeing is believing spurs growth for Court Innovations

City: Ann Arbor
"As soon as they see it operating they see the value in it," says MJ Cartwright, CEO of Court Innovations. "They really get it and want to start using it."
Accelerate Michigan win sets stage for DeNovo Sciences future success

Accelerate Michigan win sets stage for DeNovo Sciences future success

City: Plymouth
DeNovo Sciences has come a long way in its first five years, but the Plymouth-based startup can point to one critical juncture in its rapid growth: winning the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in 2011. That win is why DeNovo Sciences is one of the Gazelle 100, a year-long exploration of the fastest-growing startups in Metro Detroit as part of SEMichiganStartup's Year of the Gazelle series.
Christine Gibbons

Christine Gibbons

City: Ann Arbor
Christine Gibbons is the CEO of Histosonics, a life sciences startup based in Ann Arbor.
Pedro Guillen

Pedro Guillen

City: Detroit
Pedro Guillen is the CEO of Detroit Materials, a startup that is commercializing an allow that would create a stronger and lighter steel.
James Koziarz

James Koziarz

City: Ann Arbor
James Koziarz is the president & CEO of Rubicon Genomics, a genetic testing startup based in Ann Arbor.
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