GM Ventures Invests In Rhode Island Startup NanoSteel

NanoSteel, a Rhode Island startup, with 34 employees is working on the future of steel. According to this report NanoSteel has created a new class of steel that will allow automakers to reduce the weight of vehicles without compromising the structural integrity needed for safety. “We are investing in NanoSteel because of the opportunity associated

West Virginia Startup: Reel Deal LLC Uniting College Students Through A Set Top Box

Interesting is the first word that comes to mind when checking out a new startup based in Wheeling West Virginia of all places. Reel Deal LLC was founded by Ramee Naja, Broderick Colaner and Phillip Mshelbawla, three students at Wheeling Jesuit University.  These guys obviously aren’t afraid of a big idea. Rather than a straight

Foundry’s Jason Mendelson, Now Bullish On Michigan Startup Scene

The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium was held this past Tuesday and Wednesday in Ypsilanti. Xconomy’s Sarah Schmid reports that over 450 founders, entrepreneurs, VCs, and others in the Michigan startup community showed out for the event. Among them was the managing director and co-founder of Foundry Group, Jason Mendelson who gave a keynote address entitled: “The

Memphis Native Kimberly Bryant Named To 25 Most Influential African Americans In Technology List

Business Insider published a great list this morning of the 25 most influential African American’s in technology. We were very pleased to find that native Memphian Kimberly Bryant, the founder and creator of Black Girls Code, was ranked number 19 on such an important list. Kimberly Bryant is an award winning social entrepreneur, technology junkie,

Interview With Ann Arbor Startup MyRepairFacts

Michigan has two great hot beds of startup and entrepreneurial activity, Detroit and Ann Arbor. We’re constantly seeing startups from both cities make news. We’ve profiled and interviewed quite a few startups from Michigan. Ann Arbor startup MyRepairFacts is a new web 2.0 portal to connect used car buyers and enthusiasts to sellers and information.

Michigan Startup: Rippld Get’s $50,000 To Expand Social Network For Creative Professionals

Rippld a social network to promote, collaborate and bring creative together has announced the receipt of a $50,000 micro loan investment to continue working and expanding their network. This innovative startup for creative professionals is a resident at Wayne State University’s TechTown incubator. “Friends ask us all the time where to find creative talent,” said