Today’s M2 TechCast: Bracket Science, Patents, Angel Investing, Women In Apps

FERNDALE – On Monday March 14, The M2 TechCast’s guest hosts discuss the SmartBracket to help you dominate your NCAA Basketball Tournament office pool, how to perform an effective search for your patent rights, a record investment year for the BlueWater Angels, and the first meeting in April of the Women in Mobile-Wireless Tech Council.

The internet radio program is part of the Podcast Detroit network and airs on the internet live at 3 p.m. Eastern time Mondays at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. Archives of past shows are available on demand at http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The show, co-hosted by Mike Brennan, editor of MITechNews.Com, and Matt Roush, news bureau director at Lawrence Technological University, opens with Neal Anderson of Supported Intelligence, who will discuss his SmartBracket, an app to predict winners in the NCAA basketball tournament. The app is intended to demonstrate the company’s “Rapid Recursive” technology for business managers, which was designed to make sequential decisions – where one choice affects the next.

From 3:15 to 3:30 p.m., the Young Basile Intellectual Property Update features Keith Schonberger, who will discuss effective patent searching as a first step for obtaining strong patent rights.

From 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., Ken Kousky, CEO of the MidMichigan Innovation Center and president of the BlueWater Angels Investment Network, will talk about the record $4.5 million in 2015 invested by the angel group that was used to support growth at four of Michigan’s promising start-up companies:  Advanced Battery Concepts, RetroSense Therapeutics, Gemphire Therapeutics, and foodjunky.com.

From 3:45 to 4 p.m., Janette Phillips, Chairperson of the MTAM Women in Mobile/Wireless Tech Advisory Council, will talk about an event on April 21 that will feature women working in app development, user experience-user interface, ethical hackingn and agile development.

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