Trends, products and advances


Start Gardens invests $20K more in app

December 18, 2014
A startup bridging the communication the gap between local businesses and their customers has secured another $20,000 in funding from the Start Garden. Read More

Aerospace supplier wins Boeing contract

December 16, 2014
The Boeing 777X jet, which is set to take to the skies in 2020, will have Grand Rapids ties. Read More

BitCamp develops female coders

December 15, 2014
SoftwareGR is helping girls get a jump-start in the predominantly male software industry. Read More

IT firm names director of infrastructure and cloud practices

December 10, 2014
An IT firm is making “a strong pivot” toward the cloud. Read More

Amway wins Asia-Pacific award for water filtration

December 8, 2014
Amway is adding another plaque to its wall of accolades for its work in the Asia-Pacific market. Read More

Startup rolls out marketplace of US contract workers

December 1, 2014
A startup is rolling out an online marketplace where employers can connect with U.S.-based contract workers in a variety of industries. Read More

Paper supplier rolls out vitamin C-based receipts

November 28, 2014
A paper supplier in the region is rolling out a line of yellow-hued receipts that are made with vitamin c instead of phenol chemicals. Read More

Health information exchange shares medication histories

November 28, 2014
A health information exchange has partnered with a maker of health care software to provide its statewide membership with a platform that delivers patients' "comprehensive" medication histories. Read More

Students develop app for in-flight care

November 27, 2014
A group of college students has worked with a health system's helicopter team to develop a mobile app for in-flight patient care. Read More

Start Garden invests $20K more in social polling app

November 24, 2014
A photo-based social polling app for indecisive people has secured more funding from Start Garden. Read More