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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.

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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.

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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.

PhotoUp CEO Chris Palmer

Outsourcing with a mission, and a conscience

With an innovative approach and a socially-conscious mindset, Grand Rapids-based startup PhotoUp hopes to provide affordable, high-quality photo-editing services and reframe the conversation around offshore outsourcing. Writer Steven Thomas Kent provides a snapshot of the growing technology company.

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Start Garden partners with new accelerator, dives into the Internet of Things

Start Garden recently announced the Seamless Coalition and Accelerator, a partnership with Meijer, Steelcase and other notable area companies that will focus on Internet of Things startups. We explore what it means for the region -- and what the heck is the Internet of Things, anyway?
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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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