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Inventory tech and $3 million power SxanPro health care startup
GRAND RAPIDS — Three years ago, Ashlea Souffrou saw an opportunity to develop a barcode scanning app that manages hospital surplus inventory, and she seized it. The result was SxanPro, a company that’s been profitable from day one.
Service Express acquires East Coast data center service provider while establishing engineering base in Ireland
GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. continues its M&A streak with the acquisition of a similarly focused Massachusetts-based company, as the Grand Rapids firm separately establishes a footprint in Dublin, Ireland.
GR-based data center, fiber network operator US Signal sells to Australian fund manager
GRAND RAPIDS — Data center operator, I.T. solutions provider and fiber network owner US Signal Co. LLC has completed a sale to global investment manager Igneo Infrastructure Partners.
Service Express acquires pair of firms as tech M&A market cools so far in 2022
GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance provider Service Express Inc. has acquired two companies: Middleville-based cloud hosting provider iInTheCloud LLC and Danbury, Conn.-based managed service provider iTech Solutions Group LLC.
GR tech firm accepted into renowned California accelerator as it looks to scale up
A Grand Rapids-based tech startup is leveraging a potentially game-changing opportunity as it enters a nationally renowned accelerator program.
Inaugural conference to promote diversity in technology sector
GRAND RAPIDS — A three-day conference slated to kick off Thursday in Grand Rapids will promote diversity in the technology industry.
Companies reveal new air travel technology, devices at GR airport
CASCADE TWP. — The first cohort of companies to receive grants through an air travel technology development program have revealed the fruits of their labor, including a self-driving wheelchair, an advanced flying security camera and a complete 3D model of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Century Technology Group portfolio companies to merge, rebrand as MindSpring
Inno-Versity LLC and Th3rd Coast Digital Solutions, two portfolio companies of Ada-based family office Century Technology Group Inc., will merge and rebrand as MindSpring LLC, company officials announced.
GR marketing firm Deksia merges with longtime Portland marketing agency Anvil Media
Grand Rapids marketing agency Deksia LLC has merged with Anvil Media, a digital marketing agency in Portland, Ore.
Feyen Zylstra receives $250,000 in federal funding for new innovation center
WALKER — Electrical services and industrial technology firm Feyen Zylstra LLC is partnering with the federal Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute to create a new innovation center.
Software developer SPARK Business Works to expand reach in Texas after acquiring digital marketing firm
KALAMAZOO — SPARK Business Works in Kalamazoo has acquired Houston, Texas-based digital marketing agency Convergent1.
Stellar Broadband leads the race to high-speed internet
Since its founding in 2001, East Lansing-based Stellar Broadband (formerly Spartan Internet) has grown to service nearly 150 Michigan communities with high-speed 1-gigabit internet service.
Software engineer paves way for inclusion in tech industry
Jessa Challa’s interest in geographic information system (GIS) mapping led her to start working in 2019 as a software engineer at Grand Rapids-based tech firm Mallowfields LLC. In September, she became CEO of the company.
Whitmer proposes $200M in federal pandemic relief for tech startups
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks to inject $200 million into Michigan technology startups using federal pandemic relief funds.
GR-based tech company launches products to help mid-market distributors amid supply shortages
GRAND RAPIDS — A Grand Rapids-based tech company has launched a new lineup of digital products tailored to the needs of mid-market distributors of all industries.
CTS Telecom to expand Southwest Michigan service area after acquisition by MetroNet
GALESBURG — Indiana-based fiber optic provider MetroNet, which services clients across the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Southwest Michigan-based fiber optic internet provider CTS Telecom Inc.
Start Garden, Spartan Innovations selected to manage GR SmartZone incubator
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Local Development Finance Authority has approved an agreement for Spartan Innovations L3C and Start Garden Inc. to collaborate and manage the city’s SmartZone business incubator and related tech business support services.
Century Technology Group adds third tech company to portfolio with latest acquisition
ADA — Century Technology Group Inc. continues to add to its portfolio of technology-focused companies with the acquisition of a Grand Haven-based emerging tech and media firm.
Tetra Therapeutics CEO Mark Gurney retires
EAST GRAND RAPIDS —Mark Gurney retired as CEO of drug developer Tetra Therapeutics Inc. at the end of June, more than a year after selling the company to Japan-based pharmaceutical company Shionogi & Co. Ltd.
Holland startup Wedge grows quickly through pandemic, leverages video for talent recruitment
As an entrepreneur, Matt Baxter acknowledges that opportunities like the one in front of him rarely come along.
Whitmer creates statewide office to oversee high speed internet buildout
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the creation of a statewide office that will coordinate efforts to make high speed internet service more accessible and affordable in Michigan.
Global supply chain software firm with Holland presence acquired in $1.7B deal
BluJay Solutions, a global provider of supply chain software with a major presence in Holland, has been sold to Austin, Texas-based E2open in a deal valued at around $1.7 billion.
Baker College lands $25M grant for virtual innovation center, extended reality technologies
OWOSSO — A $25 million grant from a California-based augmented and virtual reality solutions provider will allow Baker College to use the advanced technology across all six of its Michigan campuses and other learning centers.
Holland video interviewing platform hires first president
HOLLAND — A West Michigan-based business that has developed a video interviewing platform for employers and potential employees has named its first president.
Hudsonville VAR company looks to make inroads with tech giants
HUDSONVILLE — As extended reality technology creeps into the mainstream with big names like Microsoft, Facebook and Apple racing to develop the best experiences for end users, the industry still faces several hurdles to mass adoption.
Acrisure closes $3.4B capital raise to support growth, tech investments
GRAND RAPIDS — Acrisure LLC has closed on a $3.4 billion capital raise, most of which came from the sale of senior preferred stocks to a consortium of investors.
Michigan emerging as top market for sports betting, online gaming
Another busy stretch of sports betting and online casino gaming in Michigan has put the state among some of the top markets in the country.
UV Angel installs pathogen control technology at Michigan State University
GRAND HAVEN — UV Angel has installed its pathogen control technology in high-traffic areas on the campus of Michigan State University.
‘Everything kind of fell into place’ with Hannah Lawrence’s Foxbright acquisition
Hannah Lawrence remembered the car ride home after closing on the acquisition of her first business — a moment of brief panic.
‘New era’ for Michigan casinos as online sports betting, casino gaming goes live Jan. 22
Online sports betting and casino gaming will go live statewide beginning on Friday at noon.