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RG Spindance

Lakeshore software company looks toward a big future in smart products

Holland smart software company Spindance plans to expand their area footprint and polish up their brand with a new office in Grand Rapids and a website re-design. Steven Thomas Kent peeks inside to report on their savvy approach to smart technology.

FTtechrecruit

In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

Local technology companies frequently can’t find enough trained professionals to fill their ranks, but the team behind West Michigan Tech Talent aims to help close the gap.

Beekeeper

Sweet local app aims to gather data on vanishing honeybees

What do NASA, Grand Valley State University, and a new software app have in common? They're coming together to gather data sets that could be the first step in solving the worldwide problem of vanishing honeybees. Steven Thomas Kent finds out how GVSU professors are using big data to help local beekeepers save the beehives.

RGstan

For local life science entrepreneur, immigration creates a roadblock

As Michigan struggles to attract and retain talent, immigration policy plays a role in allowing entrepreneurs to live and work in The Mitten. Steven Thomas Kent profiles Dr. Stanley Samuel, who has established a Grand Rapids-based life science startup and worked to develop a new drug administration technology, even as his immigration and visa issues loom in the background.

RTdeviceLIST

From Grand Rapids to Ghana: In developing-world healthcare market, low-tech is the new cutting edge

Local medical device startup Sisu Global Health plans to create a channel for needed technology to the developing world, while infusing Grand Rapids’ startup scene with a mentality for global impact.
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    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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