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Roundup: Code Jam Detroit, League of Legends, Genomenon, MTRAC, More

As summer tries to make itself known between long bouts of rain, Michigan’s entrepreneurs have been busy dreaming up new products, launching programs, adding new personnel, and more. Read on for details. —Tune into a live webinar at 1 p.m. ET today from Meeting of the Minds called “When Machines Do Everything in Smart Cities: […]

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Want Better Tech Employees? Give Students More Data, Educators Say

San Antonio—Developers, analysts, and data scientists: Every tech company needs them, particularly in hot areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that computer and IT jobs would grow 13 percent by 2026 from 2016, which is faster than the average of all occupations. Even though there’s demand for workers, educators […]

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The Power of Dreams: Making a Difference as a Detroit Entrepreneur

Those born and raised in Detroit are used to defying expectations, but making your dreams a reality is never an easy task. It involves overcoming both personal and professional hardships, which is why I named my business Make Your Dreams Come True (MYDCT). Inspired by what I wanted to do for both myself and others, […]

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DriverReach Hopes to Move Trucking Industry Forward with Hiring App

Artificial intelligence and automation are helping legacy industries across the country become more innovative and efficient. An Indianapolis startup called DriverReach is doing just that for the trucking industry, where driver shortages have been plaguing logistics operations, says founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer. He started the company in 2016 to help trucking companies conquer the […]

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Ford Mobility News: Self-Driving Car Tests in DC, Avis App Deal

Ford made a couple of announcements this week regarding mobility and its efforts to get self-driving cars on the road. According to a blog post published Monday by Sherif Marakby, CEO of Ford’s autonomous vehicle division, the automaker will expand testing of driverless cars to Washington, DC. “Not only do self-driving vehicles need to operate […]

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After $950K Investment, Codelicious Grows Collaborative Teaching Model

Codelicious, the Indianapolis-based educational tech startup, is on a mission to create access and remove barriers to teaching and learning computer science, says CEO Christine McDonnell. Over the summer, the organization raised nearly $1 million from Collina Ventures, GRE Capital, Elevate Ventures and others to advance its software platform that enables instructors to build their […]

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MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to Honor Winners at Detroit Event

Technology has been transforming the way we work for decades, and MIT believes figuring out how to leverage it to rethink jobs and community prosperity is a grand technological challenge of our time. To respond to what the university calls an “economic and moral imperative,” it created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), which lands in […]

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South Bend Code School Adds Revenue Stream with Code Works Dev Shop

When South Bend Code School launched in 2015, its founders were looking for a way to teach kids career skills that might enable them to find a job without a college degree. As that effort grew and gained popularity, people in the community began reaching out to SBCS seeking software development work. “As we were […]

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ACM Report: AVs May be Less Disruptive to Trucking Jobs Than Expected

The advent of autonomous vehicles is expected to drastically change the transportation industry and affect those who work in it, but perhaps not as significantly as once thought, according to a new report commissioned by the American Center for Mobility. The study, which looked at potential impacts over the next decade, was funded by Waymo, […]

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As Work Evolves, Kelly Services Funds Startups to Tap New Ideas

Many so-called legacy companies are hungry for new sources of innovation as technological advances transform their industries. One way corporations are drawing new ideas into the fold is through the establishment of venture investing arms. Troy, MI-based Kelly Services, which was founded in 1946, has contributed to  the growth of the temporary worker industry over […]

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