HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 10, 2014) – MTEC SmartZone welcomes successful Upper Peninsula biomedical business executive, Dan Webber, to the Board of Directors.
Webber previously held top positions as President and CEO with Pioneer Surgical Technology, an international medical device manufacturer located in Marquette, Michigan. He recently led Pioneer in a strategic sale for $130 million.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 12, 2013) – Generating visibility to get a first sale is challenging for any start-up company. Whenever possible, MTEC SmartZone helps entrepreneurs by providing sales training and networking opportunities that build connections with potential customers. MTEC SmartZone company LeClaire GeoServices LLC is a key example.
REL, Inc. and LiteBrake Tech, LLC among more than 200 entrants at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 2, 2013) – With support and entrepreneurial coaching from MTEC SmartZone, two local companies that competed in North America’s largest business plan competition mid-November in Detroit returned home winners.
5 local technology, manufacturing companies collaborate with Michigan Tech to target the aerospace and defense industries
Houghton, Michigan (November 18, 2013) – With aerospace and defense budget cuts, those industries are working harder to find solutions that keep America globally competitive and safe. As a result, the companies who service those industries also have to be more creative to deliver more for less.
Houghton, Michigan (October 31, 2013) – Four local companies are semi-finalists in North America’s largest business plan contest, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. BridgeGuard, LiteBrake Tech LLC, REL, Inc. and Upland Nanotech are among 50 companies chosen to vie for cash prizes in Detroit on November 14.
HANCOCK, Michigan (October 15, 2013) – MTEC SmartZone tenant company LiteBrake Tech, LLC, was one of eight Michigan-based auto parts companies selected to accompany Governor Rick Snyder on a mid-September trade mission to China. The trip was organized by Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Pure Michigan Export Program to strengthen overseas trade relationships, attract job- creating business investments, and promote Michigan as a tourist destination.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (September 27, 2013) – The number one reason companies open satellite offices at MTEC SmartZone is the top-notch technical student talent. Michigan Technological University student engineers are in high demand by technology companies that visit campus during Career Fair every year. MTEC SmartZone tenant companies have ready access to all of Michigan Tech's facilities. This proximity to campus gives them a strategic recruiting advantage and makes student-company connections possible.