Conpoto LLC operates in an e-commerce space that’s grown more crowded in the last two years — and that’s drawn the interest of venture capital firms. The sector has also had several recent exits. Co-founder Matt Lepard says the differentiator between Conpoto and the handful of other applications comes down to the focus on providing business solutions, not just a vehicle for peer-to-peer gifting.
Matt Lepard has a simple solution for revolutionizing the $100 billion gift card industry: Get rid of the cards.
In August, as Founders Brewing Co. bottled its just-brewed Breakfast Stout, Sarah Aldrich took the opportunity to stage a spontaneous product shot. The communications manager for the Grand Rapids-based craft brewery grabbed a bottle that had just come off the line and plopped it down in a pile of chocolate used to brew the seasonal label.
As difficult as it is to believe in the digital era when most people are connected with smartphones, iPads and laptops, a new survey reveals that a significant proportion of Michigan residents lack high-speed Internet connectivity.
Dorothy Graham, the keynote speaker for the 2013 Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, is a rock star for many in the tech world. A world renowned expert on software, Graham appears at the conference on April 29 at Calvin College to discuss intelligent mistakes in software testing industry and how to avoid them.
Businesses and government agencies need to be prepared to deal with the latest cybersecurity issues as well as threats related to natural disasters and crime. That’s the reason government and business professionals are expected to attend the 2013 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Expo this month.
When Dr. Mark Gostine found out that he was going to be a grandfather, he did what any caring doctor-dad would do: He sent health tips to daughter who was expecting her first child.
GRAND RAPIDS — When restaurateur Johnny Brann of the regional Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille chain decided he wanted to open a restaurant, he envisioned a concept that went beyond Brann’s traditional casual dining experience and sports bar aesthetic.
GRAND RAPIDS — Robots and the role they may play in the future of professional sports will be the highlight this year of the Tech Trends predictions made by Keith Brophy, long-time West Michigan information technology serial entrepreneur.
In an effort to further curb discrimination and presumably provide greater peace of mind when it comes to employee privacy, the Michigan Legislature is now the sixth state governing body in the country to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA).
Cloud computing offers a lot of promise for business, particularly small-to-medium ones, to not only save money on IT spending, but also to rapidly scale up for important Internet advertising campaigns and the like.
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ENRG Power Systems CEO Milton Roye hopes the third time is the charm for his company.
Amway parent company Alticor Inc. looks to cut the cord on the intellectual property behind eCoupled, the wireless charging technology it developed and nurtured over a decade, by finding a buyer to take it to the next level.
Cyber attacks, data breaches and stolen laptops create billions of dollars in expense and liability that are not covered by traditional insurance policies, according to a senior risk-management executive who spoke recently to the West Michigan chapter of Financial Executives International. That’s creating a new wave of policies to protect companies from incurring expenses when their digital defenses break down.