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2010-06-30 10:34:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $104,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.3 million. Terra-Telesis, KnowledgeWatch, and uwemp received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Terra-Telesis, doing business as AWGET (Airport Wind Generated Electric Turbine), is based in Okemos. AWGET received microloan funding for the...

2010-06-15 09:24:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Ann Arbor companies received high-tech, five year MEGA tax credits today to help them expand in the region. NanoBio Corporation and Grand River were approved today for MEGA tax credits from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan. "NanoBio and Grand River reflect the broad array of technical acumen in our region's continuously growing business base," said Michael A. Finney, CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. "From...

2010-05-27 12:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated the conclusion of its 17th Entrepreneur Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception on Wednesday, May 26. At the Ann Arbor SPARK Entrepreneur Boot Camp Celebration, NextCAT was selected as the "Best of Boot Camp" winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan. "The entire Entrepreneur Boot Camp was an excellent experience," said Derrin Leppek, NextCAT's business development...

2010-05-04 14:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $121,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.1 million. Inventure Enterprises, LED Optical Solutions, and RiserCam, received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Inventure Enterprises, based in East Lansing, is a global provider of management consulting and technology services that help...

2010-04-15 07:58:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- VC Web Design recently graduated from the Ann Arbor SPARK's SPARK East regional incubator. Over the course of a year, VC Web Design, a full service Web company, grew out of the incubator into office space in downtown Ypsilanti, at 9 Washington Street. "Ann Arbor SPARK offered affordable, workable space that kept our start-up costs down," said Vince Chmielewski, owner of VC Web Design. "SPARK East provided VC Web with constant opportunities and...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $155,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Avicenna, Current Motor, Shepherd Intelligent Systems and TRIG Tires and Wheels received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Avicenna, based in Ann Arbor, received microloan funding supported by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Local Development Financing Authority. The company, a spin-out from the University of...

2010-02-17 10:38:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $95,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Buycentives, CIMple Integrations, and Local Orbit received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Ann Arbor-based Buycentives helps manufacturers deliver customized sales incentives to online car shoppers during the shopping process. Via information provided by the consumer and parameters controlled by the...

2009-11-25 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- New Eagle, a technology-enabled service provider, was recently awarded the first loan from the Eastern Washtenaw Microloan Fund, a funding opportunity for start-ups that's part of the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Washtenaw County helped to fund the Michigan Microloan Fund Program to help companies like New Eagle, based in Ypsilanti, Mich., who will use the microloan to commercialize its MotoHawk® software. "Investing in...

2009-11-17 08:41:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Michigan companies received a combined total of $200,000 from the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, administered by Ann Arbor SPARK. Allinnova, Procuit, Solarflex, and The Whole Brain Group will use the funding to commercialize their products. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, the Ann Arbor Local Development Financing Authority and Washtenaw County support the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. "Attracting the funding required to support a...

2009-09-22 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems In Motion, a Silicon Valley-based IT services firm, has chosen to locate a new support center in the Ann Arbor region. Systems In Motion was approved today for state tax credits by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority board, and will also receive support from Ann Arbor SPARK, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Washtenaw County Employment Training and Community Services (ETCS-Michigan Works!), Michigan Department of...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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