Trends, products and advances


Twisthink chooses Grand Rapids for new headquarters

A digital consulting firm will relocate its West Michigan headquarters.

X-Rite launches new color measurement device

A color science and technology company recently launched a new product.

Local tech startup receives $500K investment

A Grand Rapids-based tech startup secured an investment from a startup accelerator.

Manufacturer launches medical cart locking system

A Grand Rapids-based medical storage company rolled out a new remote access lock system for medical carts. 

Real estate-tech startup secures $12.5M

Wire fraud is on the rise and poses a major threat to the real estate sector, but a Grand Rapids-based startup has secured a significant investment in its efforts to help prevent scams.

App connects consumers and growers

West Michigan web developer and gardener Terra Osman is reaping the benefits of a homegrown idea for building up local food systems.

Health system debuts new robotic equipment

BHSH System unveiled a new robotics technology for invasive surgeries. 

BAMF Health to advance cancer care with new scanner

A recent delivery of groundbreaking technology will enable a Grand Rapids-based precision medicine company to make strides in detecting and treating cancer.

Partners report GR SmartZone growing

Spartan Innovations and Start Garden reported this month economic development growth among high-tech startups is continuing in the region.

Trendway adds product catalogs to Configura Marketplace

A Holland-based furniture maker this week put the product catalogs of two of its brands on the Configura Marketplace.

Software company designs digital health care platform

A health care network has a new digital platform thanks to a local software company.

BAMF Health collaborates with GE Healthcare for training

A precision medicine company is partnering with a Fortune 500 health care subsidiary for specialized training.

Inside Track: CIO focuses tech career on people

Even after years of working with technology and digital innovation, Sulabh Srivastava said his job really is all about people.

Bank helps equip youth with ‘Better Money Habits’

A bank with a local presence is addressing the decline of financial literacy among young people with an all-ages education platform.

Bank acquires digital payments solutions provider

Huntington National Bank expanded its fintech solutions portfolio through a recent acquisition.

Hispanic Center earns digital skills training grant

A nonprofit membership and advocacy organization will expand its programming thanks to a recent grant.

Talent optimization platform raises $3.5M in seed funding

A Grand Rapids tech startup that uses machine learning to map workforce capabilities has secured $3.5 million in venture capital.

Tech Defenders names VP of business development

A local IT asset disposition company added a new member to its executive team.

Cyberattacks are gaining momentum

A new report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found cybercrimes cost Michiganders more than $181 million last year, and a local expert says the risks will only continue to rise amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Lakeshore Advantage opens startup incubator

Lakeshore Advantage’s SURGE program has opened a pilot business incubator, The SURGE Center, in downtown Holland.

Merrell partners with 3D tech provider on consumer app

A footwear brand of Wolverine Worldwide is leveraging the scan technology of another provider to launch the beta version of a shoe-fit advising app.

Red Cedar Ventures invests in UV Angel

A venture fund of the Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation made an investment in Grand Haven-based UV Angel.

Blackford Capital sells Hall Technologies to investment partner

Blackford Capital sold an audiovisual technology portfolio company to a local economic development corporation.

Local media development company merges with e-learning firm

A technology and media development company and an e-learning firm will combine under a new name.

Search for parking goes high tech

Vishnu Mano is only 16 years old but already has deployed his six years of programming experience to create an app that’s causing a stir.