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Sweetwaters grows to 7 locations with new cafes in Ann Arbor, Canton

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is on the precipice of opening its sixth and seventh cafe this summer, an expansion that will cap its 23rd year of growth in the Ann Arbor area.

InfoReady’s software becomes platform of choice for higher ed

InfoReady got its start five years ago as a tech startup with grand ambitions. Today it’s starting to realize those ambitions as its software is recognized as a must-have for institutional organization.

Vanguard grows in newly renovated Whitmore Lake digs

Vanguard is growing its photography equipment business in North America by investing in its Whitmore Lake headquarters. It's expanding its product portfolio, hiring more employees, and just finished renovation of its offices.

Strata Oncology lands $12M investment for precision medicine tech

Ann Arbor-based Strata Oncology recently landed $12 million in venture capital to push forward with the development of its state-of-the-art tumor sequencing operation.

ContentOro scores 1st clients, $1M-plus in seed capital

Within just one year ContentOro has gone from a single client and employee to a roster of customers, more than $1 million in seed capital, and plans to close a multi-million-dollar Series A investment.

Locavorious grows business with blueberry pilot at U-M

Ann Arbor-based Locavorious made its name selling subscriptions to frozen, locally sourced produce. Now, it's moving into the blueberry business. ...Well, providing local blueberries to U-M cafeterias. It's recently wrapped pilot program delivered over 7000 pounds. 

RetroSense Therapeutics launches clinical trials on 1st human patients

Ann Arbor-based RetroSense Therapeutics has begun patient trials on its gene therapy technology (it helps restore vision), Which is the first big step toward commercialization.

Ann Arbor's Park n Party expands online parking biz across U.S.

Ann Arbor-based Park n Party got its start five years ago helping tailgaters find an easier way to party at Michigan football games, specifically helping them reserve that perfect parking spot online. Today, it's helping tailgaters across the U.S..

Humax Corp launches app to take paying it forward into 21st Century

Ann Arbor's Humax Corp has developed "Give and Get," a social capital app that helps foster pay-it-forward behavior in its users.

U-M senior tackles global hunger and overfishing with insect feed

Two university seniors -one at U-M- have developed a business plan that will help Kenyan villagers expand their pet/fish food industry without depleting local resources.

ProModel grows step by step with Ann Arbor's economy

ProModel's Ann Arbor office has hired 38 people over the last couple of years, and expects to add yet more. Good thing the predictive analytics firm moved into its office before downtown's real estate market started feeling the squeeze.

U-M Desai Accelerator announces 2016 cohort of startups

The University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator announced its second cohort of startups. A group of six promising young companies were selected from more than the 80 that applied.

Civionics to expand sensor pilot with local manufacturer

Ann Arbor-based Civionics has changed the focus of its sensor technology, and its pivot in marketplace looks promising.

Personal tragedy inspires launch of U-M spin-out, Neurable

Neurable, a new University of Michigan spin-out that is developing a non-invasive brain-computer interface, is inspired by its founder's personal experience with physical tragedy.

Clarity Quest Marketing capitalizes on patience, focus

Ann Arbor-based Clarity Quest Marketing is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, and an annual revenue spike of 25 percent.
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