Items Tagged with 'The Factory'


Co-working program helps spur growth locally

June 16, 2017
It’s easy for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get stuck in a rut, spinning their wheels in the mud of red tape and self-limitations. Read More

The Factory’s coLearning courses adding nonprofit factor

Students learn by doing, so organizations will receive much-needed free help.

January 1, 2016
The hands-on-learning philosophy of The Factory’s coLearning classes now will have a dose of philanthropic impact. Read More

Co-working space partners with IT firm

September 3, 2015
An IT firm is providing job placement and tuition reimbursement for people working to improve their technology skills at a co-working space. Read More

CoLearning applies for school status

Organization’s job generation is opening eyes at the state level.

August 22, 2014
The Factory’s hands-on education format might serve as a model for future Michigan educators. Read More

Inside Track: Millennial entrepreneur rides the wave of GR’s renaissance

Andrew Montpetit’s start-up, Thoughts You Can See, draws on his talent of expressing ideas visually.

August 15, 2014
Even though Andrew Montpetit loved to draw as a kid, he was always told that “the starving artist” path was too financially risky. Read More

GR Makers and The Factory join forces

March 28, 2014
Individuals seeking collaborative and creative work environments can now take advantage of a new partnership between two local facilities. Read More

Videos: Startup Weekend hatches ideas

January 20, 2014
It was the biggest and, according to many attendees, best Startup Weekend ever. Read More

Startup Weekend launches downtown

January 16, 2014
Entrepreneurs, designers, hackers, hustlers and dreamers, your presence is requested in Grand Rapids this weekend. Read More

Tech hub builds out downtown space

August 7, 2013
A tech hub in downtown Grand Rapids is expanding — on multiple levels. Read More

The Factory's coLearning graduates to more tech courses

May 22, 2013
The Factory’s education arm is growing stronger — and even starting to see some tone. Read More