Last month, Taylor Janssen, a brother of the University of Michigan Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, dove into Lake Sherwood from his platoon boat without knowing how shallow the water was. The young man broke his neck at one of the low-cervical nerves, his C5 vertebrae. This accident left him partially paralyzed…. Read More
“The technology Orchard builds connects hundreds of millions of dollars of institutional capital to a rapidly expanding number of originators across multiple asset classes. This ultimately touches borrowers in an efficient and transparent manner, which truly makes what we do “many to many.” Orchard… Read More
Krazy Jim’s Blimpyburger has been a staple in Ann Arbor, Michigan for decades. The burger joint has been feeding students at the University of Michigan since 1953. Current owners Rich and Chris Magner met while working at the restaurant in the 1970’s. It was even… Read More
Michigan entrepreneurs and crowdfunding advocates are celebrating momentous news out of the state yesterday. The Michigan intrastate crowdfunding bill championed by State Representative Nancy Jenkins had been unanimously approved in the Senate. It is now headed back to the House for final approval before it… Read More
What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? What would happen if that entrepreneur you know could raise the capital needed to start a business from friends and neighbors and investors who are intimately familiar with the project? Michigan citizens… Read More
Lending Club has appointed two indivials to their advisory board: Michael S. Barr, law professor at the University of Michigan and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and at the Brookings Institution, and senior Google executive Jeff Huber. Barr served from 2009-2010 as the U.S. Department… Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Crowd funding is all the rage these days, with everyone from charities to start-up companies offering ways for masses of people to kick in small amounts of money that together can make big things happen. But could that concept work for medical… Read More
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