Stirring up new tech business in Michigan from east to west!
Tom Kelly is the COO and director of entrepreneurship for Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology business association, connecting companies and organizations with talent, resources and funding to accelerate innovation and fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy.
- Wrapping up an IT training program that helped to address Southeast Michigan’s IT skills gap by training more than 1,300 local employees
- Investments in six local tech startups
- Helping to attract Chinese plastics company Kingfa to Canton, Mich., creating 50 high-tech jobs
Sandra Cochrane is a full-time Technology Business Consultant for the MI-SBDC. In this position she assists start-up and early-stage high-tech companies. Services she provides to clients include business plan development, accessing capital, strategic planning, and general business consultation.
On today’s show she represents a perspective on the tech initiatives that are developing on the west side of Michigan in the Grand Rapids, Holland and Kalamazoo and other sunset communities.
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