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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.

 

M2 TechCast Features Cybersecurity, Tech Startups

ROYAL OAK — A look at cybersecurity trends for 2017, help for tech entrepreneurs, and a look at how legal cannabis could help the state’s budget woes.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Dec. 19 M2 TechCast, live on the internet at 3 p.m. Eastern time today at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The show will kick off with Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, with a special guest entrepreneur helped by his SBA-based organization.

Next, Peter Schwartz from East Lansing-based software developers Supported Intelligence will discuss a report that shows how legalized cannabis sales could generate a lot of tax revenue for Michigan.

In Segment Three, Irene Spanos, director of economic development and community affairs for Oakland County, will explain the results of the 2016 Oakland County Economic Report.

The show will wrap up with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, who  will provide his Cyber Year in Review and cyber predictions for 2017.

Today’s show will be the last one of 2016 for the M2 TechCast, which is taking a two-week holiday break. The TechCast will return Monday, July 9 with a special show focused on mobile technology being displayed at the North American International Auto Show.

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.

M2 TechCast To Feature Drone Law Update, Cyber Security, and More

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 21 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast will feature an update on drone law, cybersecurity, a new video news operation at Automation Alley, and help for entrepreneurs from a state agency.

Guests will include Mark Becker, a partner at the Grand Rapids and Detroit IT firm C/D/H, speaking on cybersecurity and attacks on the internet.

Tom Kelly, executive director of Automation Alley, will talk about a new video news partnership between the Alley and  MITechNews.com.

Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business  Development Center, will interview a company owner helped by MISBDC.

Finally, Traverse City attorney and drone law expert Enrico Schaefer, who operates http://www.dronelaw.pro, will update a story about a drone operator who was arrested for flying over a Trump rally.

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.

Today’s M2 TechCast: LTU Entrepreneurial Engineers, Trump Tax Plans, IT Services and more

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 14 edition of the M2 TechCast will feature another great lineup of guests talking all things tech and entrepreneurship.

The show will open with Cristi L. Bell-Huff, director of the Studio for Entrepreneurial Engineering Design at Lawrence Technological University. She’ll cover LTU’s efforts with a Wisconsin foundation and others to inject more entrepreneurship and design thinking into engineering curriculum — making engineers who can invent and start businesses.

Other guests will include Tember Shea, director of the inGAGE women’s entrepreneurship training program at Inforum, interviewing Lisa McLaughlin, CEO and co-founder of WorkIt Health, an Ann Arbor-based digital health and wellness services provider; Lansing’s Anderson Economic Group, outlining tax changes they hope the Trump Administration will enact; and Mike Lomonaco, director of marketing and communications for Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies, about the latest IT work his company’s doing in the business world.

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.

M2 TechCast Tackles Cyber Security, Angel Investing, Women In Tech, And More

SOUTHFIELD — Cyber security, women in technology, angel investing and a new opportunity to get your company’s news out via web video.

All are on the agenda for the Monday, Nov. 7 edition of the M2 TechCast.

The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The first guest will be Justin Coffee from the Troy IT provider Red Level, discussing what business can do to modernize and protect from cyber attack.

Next up is longtime Michigan technology executive Kathleen Norton Schock, who will give us a report on the recent Michigan Council of Women in Technology Signature Gala event, and interview Julie Christ, founder and CEO of Tech Smart Solutions.

Then, Melih Oztalay of Birmingham’s SmartFinds Internet Marketing will discuss the technology behind MITechNews.Com’s video news and ReelCast projects.

The show wraps up with David Weaver of Great Lakes Angels, and details on the three companies pitching at the angels’ next meeting Nov. 15.

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.

M2 TechCast For Oct. 24: STEM Shortage, Small Biz, Entrepreneurship & More

SOUTHFIELD — A leader in Lawrence Technological University’s new program to help fill the STEM talent pipeline. The leader of Michigan’s small business assistance centers. The manager of a large program to train women entrepreneurs. And a high-tech entrepreneur.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Oct. 24 edition of the M2 TechCast, the podcast that looks at technology from a Michigan perspective.

The TechCast kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The first guest is Sibrina Collins, the inaugural director of Lawrence Tech’s Marburger STEM Center, The center aims to strengthen LTU’s existing outreach programs to boost STEM education at the K-12 level, and establish new ones. The move aims to counter a looming shortage in the STEM workforce, in fields as diverse as  electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, cybersecurity, software development, and skilled trades.

Then it’s Keith Brophy, director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, and an entrepreneur guest to talk about small business in Michigan.

At 3:30, the guest will be Tember Shea, program director for inGage, which delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan; provides women access to our network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology and assists emerging second-stage companies in identifying and seizing new market opportunities. Collectively, 79 women have graduated from the first six inGage cohorts. Tthose women have incorporated 38 new companies, created 234 new jobs, and have been granted 25 new patents. Furthermore, Inforum has confirmed 20 new women angel investors, and inGage-supported entrepreneurs have raised more than $19.7 million in new capital in the last three years.

The final guest is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of the co-working space Bamboo Detroit, and editor of the entrepreneurship blog Michipreneur.com, talking about what’s new on the Detroit tech startup scene.

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.

Oct. 10 M2 TechCast talks Microsoft, Delphi, Red Level, Cybersecurity, and TEDx

ROYAL OAK – On the M2 TechCast Monday Oct. 10, Steve Smith will outline the role C/D/H played in helping Delphi win the Microsoft Ignite 2016 Mealogix MetroHero Award, Janet Tyler from Red Level will update the latest news from the managed service provider, Dan Lohrmann will update the latest cybersecurity threats, and Terry Bean will wrap the TEDxDetroit conference, which was held on Oct. 6.

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.

M2 TechCast Talks Drones, TC Tech, Cyber Summit, Patents

SOUTHFIELD — It’s another all-star lineup of tech experts on the Monday, Oct. 3 M2 TechCast.

The show will include another update on federal law surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, from Traverse City attorney Enrico Schaefer, who keeps us all current on this issue at his website DroneLawPro.com.

Also appearing will be Russell Schindler, who will talk about TC New Tech Meetup, a monthly startup pitch night modeled on Ann Arbor’s A3 New Tech Meetup.

State Chief Information Security Officer Rajiv Das will highlight the topics to be discussed Monday, Oct. 17 at the North American International Cyber Summit. The cybersecurity event will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Finally, Keith Schoenberger, patent law expert at the Troy law firm Young Basile, will explain how to tell a good patent from a bad one.

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.

M2 TechCast Features Job Fair Info, Women In Tech, And More

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Sept. 19 edition of the M2 TechCast will cover a wide variety of high-tech topics, from finding a better job to ordering the world’s most embarrassing products online.

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M2 TechCast: LTU’s Carpenter Explains How Green Infrastructure Can Clean Water Runoff Mother Nature’s Way

ROYAL OAK – Don Carpenter, water expert from Lawrence Technological University, discusses green water infrastructure and what it could mean for cities like Flint in this episode of M2 TechCast.

Green infrastructure is nature’s way of handling storm water runoff. If lakes, streams, and oceans do not realize we have developed the land adjacent to them, that’s the gold standard of storm water management, Carpenter said. Examples of green infrastructure include green roofs, green walls, rain gardens, and urban agriculture.

One of the barriers to entry is most engineers don’t have the design tools to deal with storm water runoff in a green way, he said.  Also, home owners need to get past the idea that they need green lush lawns. If they planted natural grasses and flowers, it would be much lower maintenance and much better for the environment, he said.

To hear the rest how green infrastructure can provide us with cleaner water, click on https://soundcloud.com/podcastdetroit/m2techcast-47-ltu-green-infrastructure.

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.