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Soletics brings warmth and healing for disease sufferers, one finger at a time

A local startup hopes to provide relief to sufferers of Raynaud’s disease and other conditions by offering lightweight smart gloves that provide targeted heat therapy. Find out how the three co-founders of Soletics, all recent graduates of Grand Valley State University’s business program as well as Emerge Xcelerator, plan to finish refining their glove’s design and take the product to market within the next year.


From one phone number, many; local startup Intryst aims to rid the world of unwanted calls, texts

Tired of giving out your phone number? A Grand Rapids-based startup wants you to give people their number instead. Intryst creates bridge numbers so you can talk to people without the other party ever knowing your real number, and they plan to change the way you think about phone communication forever.


Local software company Blue Medora flies under the radar, even as sales blast off

With an admittedly 'unsexy' focus on a small niche in the software field, Grand Rapids' Blue Medora may never become a household name, even in their home city. But they’ve quickly established an elite profile within their field, and have grown into one of Grand Rapids' largest and most promising software startups.


G-Sync: Making a new list

In 1997 Apple asked us to "Think Different" and it became one of their most discussed ad campaigns. Publisher and Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen looks to the economic fabric of our city and wonders what we will have in the near future if we "build different" now.


Ladies that UX: Local group raises profile of women in software and design

Founded in January by two local software designers, Ladies That UX aims to provide an avenue where women can hone their chops in User Experience design, and also help each other navigate some of the challenges that confront women in an industry that's still mostly made up of men.
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  • Vizidef Display Technology
    Vizidef Display Technology, founded by Marcel Thibert with design researcher Jordan VerBerg, was one of the first groups to bring integrative technology, combining static and digital displays, to the market.
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