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A Look Ahead - Researchers Unlocking Mysteries Surrounding Migraines

Week in Review
May 4, 2016 2:00 PM

If you’re not already worried about your car being hacked, you really should be, the US government says. Connected cars are becoming “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattack.

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Wall Street Wrapup - Federal Reserve sent $97.8 B to Treasury Dept.

Week in Review
May 4, 2016 9:25 AM

Stocks fell on Friday as blue-chip tech shares dragged on the market, but the S&P and the Dow clung to April gains to score the second monthly rise in a row. The Dow dropped 57 to close at 17,774, the S&P lost 11 to 2,065 and the Nasdaq was 30 lower at 4,775.

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Fontinalis Partners At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 3:00 PM

A townhall, and panel discussion accompanied the release of MVCA’s 2016 Annual Research Report. While on hand for the event at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit, Chris spoke with Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner with Fontinalis Partners, of Detroit which also has an office in Boston. He finds out about Fontinalis Partners which since 2009 has focused on the mobility sector. They have ties to, but are separate and distinct from Ford Motors. This fund looks to leverage the best of old and new in Detroit.
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Renaissance Venture Capital Fund At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 1:00 PM

April 19th, Chris and Jeffrey hit the road to Detroit, MI, ending up at the Madison Building for MVCA’s Townhall and 2016 Annual Research Reportrelease and panel discussion. Here Chris speaks with Chris Rizik, CEO and Fund Manager for Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI. He finds out things are going for them (great), along with the history of the fund. They review the momentum of these venture capital funds. They also discuss the multiple ROIs from the processes.
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Michigan Angel Fund At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 12:00 PM

Chris catches up with Skip Simms, of Ann Arbor SPARK, but for this occasion Managing Partner with the Michigan Angel Fund. He shares that fund’s story, and how they’re doing. He also notes the differences between venture and angel investors. He also covers the category of pre-seed money, and the guidance that angel investors provide for the entrepreneurs.
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Invest Detroit At MVCA's Annual Townhall

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 11:30 AM

While at the Madison Building at Witherell and Broadway in downtown Detroit, Chris got some time with Adrian Ohmer of Invest Detroit, who has been recognized with MVCA’s Up-and-Coming Investor of the Year Award. Adrian explains all about Invest Detroit. A fund which started in 2010 Ohmer has been with them since 2013, who goes on to explain their interaction with companies in the fund.
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MVCA Hosts Townhall and Panel Discussion in Detroit

Michigan Business Beat
May 2, 2016 10:00 AM

Chris caught up with Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA, (Michigan Venture Capital Association) while at the Madison Building in downtown Detroit April 19th for the release event and panel discussion for the 2016 Annual Research Report. She shares what was planned for the evening, along with highlights from the association’s report.
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A Look Ahead - Micro Workouts, Mosquitoes and Zika, Drones Future

Week in Review
April 27, 2016 2:30 PM

Destroying the mosquito population may soon become more than just a dream for the bug-averse. The plan could become reality in the Florida Keys, where Intrexon Corporation’s Oxitec Ltd. has proposed letting genetically-engineered mosquitoes free in a bid to cut down on the strain, which transmits the Zika virus, among other mosquito-borne diseases.

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Reports and Announcements-70% of College Grads Leave School with Debt

Week in Review
April 27, 2016 10:00 AM

Sales of previously owned homes rose in March, a sign of recovery in the market after a rocky start to the year, although housing inventory remained tight.

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Wall Street Wrapup - Big Losses in Tech Stocks!

Week in Review
April 27, 2016 8:54 AM

The Dow eked out a small gain to close above 18,000 on Friday, while the benchmark S&P 500 closed virtually unchanged, with both indexes posting modest weekly gains for a second consecutive week. Meanwhile, big losses in tech stocks, such as Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp, dragged the Nasdaq Composite lower. The Dow gained 21 to 18,004, the S&P was flat closing at 2,092 and the Nasdaq slipped 40 to 4,906.

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