U-M Announces Venture Shaping, Dare to Dream Grant Recipients
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A company called Dinner With, which is an online fundraising platform connecting charities to a broader donor base, won a $1,500 grant. Four companies won grants of up to $10,000: Exo Dynamics, which makes an active back-support system for surgeons and other professionals using technology developed at the university; PhotoSocial, creator of tool for organizing and sharing photos on mobile devices; Real Good Food, a large-scale food trading and sharing service; and Torch Hybrid, which has developed a control mechanism for use in marine hybrid engine applications.
The next round of grants will be announced in spring 2013. The Mayleben Venture Shaping grants are funded by Aastrom Biosciences president and CEO Tim Mayleben and his wife, Dawn. The Dare to Dream program is funded by Eugene Applebaum, founder of Arbor Drugs, Inc. and president of Arbor Investments Group.
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