Michigan Couple Turns Hiking Experience into 3D Virtual Tour App & Tech Start-Up
Denny and Kevin Henson of Midland, Michigan have evolved their love of hiking trails, reading maps, and reliving history into a 3D, interactive virtual tour application for Web, mobile, and tablet devices. The award-winning, cloud-based software application of Map-N-Tour, Inc. can be used to create custom, media-rich tours for heritage tourism, historical and recreational trails, […]
GVSU Students Turn Business Class Project Into a Start-Up Tech Company
None of them knew each other. They sat on opposite sides of the room in their business class at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) as they were teamed up for their Fall 2012 semester project. They were given the task of developing a new start-up business and encouraged to pitch their concept at the Michigan […]
American Dream Co.
Unfolding the American Dream of Homeownership One Building Box at a Time What started out as a “wouldn’t it be great if we could” idea has blossomed into a newly formed company that will transform the home building industry and allow more consumers the opportunity to build their dream home for 30% less than current […]
RealBio Technology, Inc.
For decades, researchers and scientists could either grow cell cultures in a Petri dish or use animal subjects to generate relevant data. In vitro – or Petri dish grown cells – don’t develop the same as tissue in the human body. Tissue grown in animal subjects, called in vivo, has added costs and is not […]
According to Interpol, Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing types of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity that modern technologies offer in order to commit a diverse range of criminal activities. Daily, companies are invaded not by breaking down windows and doors but by breaking into computer systems. […]
West Michigan Virtual Assistance Business Grows Stronger, Attracts Jobs & Supports Revitalization
With more and more businesses outsourcing staffing needs to virtual businesses overseas, one West Michigan entrepreneur has built a virtual assistance enterprise dedicated to bringing those jobs back home, specifically to downtown Muskegon (MI). Through the virtual world of high-speed Internet and cloud-based solutions, LongerDays.com can provide businesses with a remote team of employees at the fraction […]
Metabolomics, also known as metabolic profiling, offers the best and most direct measure of physiological activity. It is a perfect vehicle for exploring any system that fundamentally relies on a biochemical foundation. In 2010, Felice de Jong along with co-founder and technical inventor Chris Beecher, both with deep backgrounds in metabolomics , set out to […]
Entrepreneurs get ideas from just about anywhere … including the sky. This is true for entrepreneurs and partners of Ornicept, Inc. Justin Otani and Russell Conard have always enjoyed the outdoors. One of their outdoor passions is bird watching. In fact, since high school Russell has been traveling around the country studying birds. A few […]
Sam Abu-Hamdan has spent a majority of his career working in the engineering industry. He began with startup automotive CAD consulting company, transitioned to product design, and then moved back into an engineering CAD consulting company where he stayed for 15 years. After working in the engineering field for over 20 years, he was comfortable […]
Ideomed, a new, rapidly growing Grand Rapids company, is a study into the mind of a serial entrepreneur. The entrepreneur is Keith Brophy, a seasoned technology industry leader who has been involved in a number of successful ventures in various sectors and also recognized as West Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year. The company he was […]