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New LTU Incubator, Science Center, SBAM On Monday’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK – The M2 TechCast podcast will launch two new segments with its Monday, Feb. 6 program.

In the first new segment, Tonya Matthews, director of the Michigan Science Center, kicks off her STEM education focused segment. She’ll be visiting the TechCast monthly.

Also a future regular guest is Michael Rogers, communications director for the Small Business Association of Michigan, who will talk about SBAM and the products and services it offers Michigan’s business community.

Also on the show to talk about the new Lawrence Technological University Design Incubator and co-working space – at LTU’s new Detroit Center for Design + Technology at 4219 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit – will be Christopher Stefani, the incubator’s director. The center provides working and meeting space for entrepreneurs in the creative fields.

Rounding out the show will be Greg Doyle from Tech248, the Oakland County-based tech business group, talking about the new Oakland Entrepreneurs Alliance.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.


Why Pure Michigan Chose Florida, Comcast Contest, Automation Alley and STEMinistas On M2 TechCast

SOUTHFIELD — Episode 24 of the M2 TechCast is now available online.

The show is hosted by Mike Brennan, longtime Michigan tech journalist and owner of Michigan Technology News (www.mitechnews.com) and Matt Roush, news bureau director at Lawrence Technological University (www.ltu.edu).

In this episode, which aired live on the internet Feb. 29, Michelle Grinnell of Travel Michigan explains why the Pure Michigan website rebuild was awarded to a Florida company, although a Brighton tech company has been named a subcontractor for the new website’s analytics. Grinnell said the rebuilt Pure Michigan website should be ready in a year.

Also on the show, Kathy Hickey, Comcast Business executive director of marketing, discusses the Innovation 4 Entrepreneurs contest that offers up to $30,000 to six finalists for writing a 250-word essay explaining how their business would be enhanced by technology. The contest deadline is March 12. For more information, click on http://cbcommunity.comcast.com/i4e

Also, Tom Kelly, Automation Alley COO, talks about the technology marketing group’s annual Technology Report, which contends Southeast Michigan provides technology companies with a better return-on-investment than California’s Silicon Valley. The survey was conducted among technology business leaders in Michigan and California.

Finally, Rich Homberg, president of Detroit Public TV, talks about his TV stations’ involvement in an event at the Michigan Science Center Friday, March 4 called STEMinistas. The program is intended to get girls in grades 4 through 8 interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers. The STEMinista program will be live streamed on DPTV’s website, http://www.dptv.org, from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 4.

The episode is available for listening or download at this link.

The show can be heard live Mondays at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

Tech, Engineering Podcast Visits ESD Job Fair

SOUTHFIELD — The M2TechCast was live from The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Fall 2015 Engineering and Technology Job Fair Monday.

Now, the recording of the TechCast has been posted online. Listen to the full episode at this link. 

More than 50 companies were offering more than 3,000 engineering and technology jobs at the fair, and the podcast interviewed three of them. PodcastDetroit co-founder David Phillips, who engineered the show, also joined the conversation.

The podcast also spent time with Robert Magee, ESD executive director. Listen to just that part of the podcast at this link. 

The M2TechCast is hosted by Matt Roush, ESD’s Director of Communications and Public Relations, and Mike Brennan, owner of Michigan Technology News, the longtime Michigan tech news website and e-newsletter, at http://www.mitechnews.com.