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Podcast 1637 Grand Circus Training the Next Generation of Techs – To Upgrade or Not to iOS 10

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Happy Birthday to our favorite Mac Expert….Cal Carson!

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img_3515Damien Rocchi, the CEO and co founder of Grand Circus, believes that everyone should have the access and the opportunity to have a tech career. They deliver 10-week coding bootcamps focusing on the skills most in demand to address the disparity between Detroit’s tech workforce and the exploding demand for tech talent.

In addition to training, Grand Circus operates one of 9 Google for Entrepreneur tech hubs—a partnership that provides technology, mentoring & connections to Detroit’s startup ecosystem. They also host 50+ entrepreneurs in a co-working space and oversee a regular schedule of community events.

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Moving West!  Grand Circus Opens New Office in Grand Rapids

grand_rapids_civic_theatre-700x525Grand Circus is taking …

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Smart Parks and Social Media

RO Smart Park 2015 Project

Royal Oak Smartpark

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Media Tips for Small Businesses

Hay There Social Media

Emily Hay

Emily Hay, the founder of Hay There Social Media and our social medial expert, talks about ways of making your business stand out from the crowd.



Lisa AlbertsVP Creative Strategy, is helping a Traverse City winery become the toast of the Internet.



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Grand Circus: Training the Next Generation of IT Pros

VFA HeadshotDerek Turner, CEO of Grand Circus presents the cutting edge training being done by this Detroit startup to develop the next generation of IT Pro’s for the new economy. The company is  coming up on 2 yrs since launch and in that time they have taught more than 600 people some form of tech skill. Their main focus now is intensive 8-Week boot camps and they just graduated their 100th student.

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Royal Oak’s Park Gets Smart

Jim EllisonMayor Jim Ellison shares the vision for transforming a small corner of downtown real estate into a futuristic hub for Internet connectivity, smart car charging stations and entertainment in the heart of one of America’s …

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Podcast 1403 Jan. 18, 2014 David Behen, State of Michigan CIO

Gary, Ed, Cal, Foster

The Internet Advisor

16 Years Serving Michigan and the World

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David Behen, CIO State of Michigan

David Behen, State of Michigan CIO

As Michigan’s chief information officer, David Behen is responsible for setting the strategic direction and ensuring the timely delivery of the state’s IT services.

Grand Circus

Derek Turner

Derek Turner is the Director of Business Development at Grand Circus Detroit, a modern tech training institute in the heart of downtown Detroit. An Arizona transplant, Derek has a passion for transforming Detroit by educating Detroiters with skills that local companies need, to the benefit of both.

Grand Circus, a training institute in the heart of downtown Detroit, is offering readers of MITechNews.Com and listeners of the Internet Advisor a 10 % discount on in-depth classes that start Jan. 28. The discount is good until Jan. 29.

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Mike Brooks

Mike Brooks has been on the ACE (Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship ) committee for several years. Bloom  has served on public, private and non-profit boards and is the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute, which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military.  He is also the Chairman of  He has been on the Organizing Committee …

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