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Angry Bear Cycleworks
SmartStart Graduate
Angry Bear Cycleworks, LLC designs, manufactures, field-tests, and distributes a variety of unique components which solve specific problems in the categories of snow biking, trail riding, and gravel cycling, and to allow riders to attack terrain which has previously been left untouched.
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Arroyo Networks
SmartStart Graduate
Arroyo Networks delivers software-driven network security, allowing IT professionals to enhance their traditional networks with solutions capable of withstanding the challenges of today’s cyber-security landscape. With Arroyo Network’s SaaS-based solution, professionals can save time and resources by unifying their network functions into a single platform.
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Benda Engineering
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Benda Engineering was created with two goals: to provide tools, protection, and a business structure to turn ideas into a marketable product and to have this structure provide an incubator and funding for our own products and ideas. With over 50 years of experience, they have operated a successful plastics manufacturing company, develop products, been granted patents, and performed freelance engineering work.
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Calumet Electronics
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Calumet Electronics is committed to high-velocity, high-performance printed circuit board (PCB) engineering and fabrication solutions in North America with a strong focus on aerospace, medical, defense and industrial sectors.
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CMX Avionics
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CMX Avionics LLC has developed a voice-activated device for use by General Aviation aircraft pilots. This device provides hands-off access to various standard and emergency checklists that every GA must have access to, typically found in a checklist book. By moving the checklists online, the GA pilot is able to focus on flying.
Compudyne
TalentBridge
Compudyne drives and secures business through technology. We strategically and efficiently manage your business’ IT needs, so you can focus on what you need to – operating your business. Our solutions support your evolving IT needs and help drive success. We create custom, scalable solutions that are designed to grow with your business.
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Coney Dog Games LLC
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Coney Dog Games developers love video games. Not just any games - but those nostalgic video games from the 80’s and early 90’s where storylines were more important than the graphics. Coney Dog Games specializes in the development of new, nostalgic video games while taking advantage of the new way that games are sold today: in online, market-driven stores.
Craft Cultures Yeast Labs
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Craft Cultures was established in Michigan and provides a variety of quality liquid yeast cultures for excellent, true to style, craft beer. They understand the science behind craft brewing and provide brewery visits to train brewers about yeast care and brewery quality control methods.
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Creative Composites
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Creative Composites strives to advance the state-of-the-art composite materials and structures, keeping costs low and producing high-quality products. They provide analytics, engineering, development and fabrication capabilities to their customers and products.
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David Kent Consulting
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David Kent Consulting is a team of Oracle and Ellucian Banner experts who provide skilled computing services to institutions of higher education. They provide on-site, remote, and on-call services, and project teams are uniquely assembled for each client project to provide the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective combination of expertise.
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Dematic
TalentBridge
Dematic designs, develops and delivers solutions that optimize your supply chain, improve performance and increase productivity. We understand your business economic drivers and are in sync with today’s constantly changing market trends. Our industry leading software and automation technologies will allow your organization to be responsive to customer demands, labor challenges and asset and space utilization requirements. With more than 75 years of robust design and delivery experience, Dematic solutions will strengthen and enhance your supply chain and catapult your organization forward.
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Endres Machining Innovations, LLC
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Through its R&D programs and commercialization partnerships, EMI is developing and delivering innovative tooling products that are providing substantial productivity improvements to manufacturers all over the world. The technologies stand out in high-value, difficult-to-machine materials like titanium, nickel alloys, and stainless steels.
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FM Woundcare
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FM Wound Care is developing novel wound dressings that maintain infection-free sights for extended periods without requiring a change in clinical current best practices. This exciting technology is easy to handle and store and has potential to reduce the risk of wound infections.
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Geome
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Geome is a messaging app that connects people within a community through common interests.
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Great Lakes Sound and Vibration
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Great Lakes Sound & Vibration was established to solve acoustic, shock, and vibration problems. We have grown into a multi-functional engineering company, offering our clients complete issue-to-solution process in our secure, state of the art facilities. Our strength lies in our diversification of skills and ability to solve challenging problems.
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Green Sand Corporation
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Green Sand Corportaion manufactures roofing materials made from stamp sands. They are based out of Marquette, MI.
GreenForces, LLC
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GreenForces is an agile consortium of Hub Zone certified businesses that provide engineering and design, analysis, prototyping, test, and production services under one contract to industry quality standards such as AS9100 and Nadcap.
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GS Engineering
SmartStart Graduate
GS Engineering, Inc. is an agile small business focused on design and analysis services, product development, instrumented field testing, and technology insertion. Specific areas of expertise include development and optimization of lightweight structures, correlation of analysis and simulation to test data, and systems integration for ground vehicles and aircraft.
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Hinge
SmartStart Graduate
Founded by Michigan Tech undergraduate students in the spring of 2018, The Hinge Company is a holding company that houses various business platforms that the team is working on, which range from hydrogen extraction for power consumption use to sanitary bathroom seats. Isaiah Pfund and Jack Horrigan, Co-Founders Founded: 2017
In-Med Technologies
SmartStart Graduate
In-Med Prognostics provides brain health monitoring and analysis using predictive modeling of MRI scans.
InSite Technologies
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InSite Technologies was formed in 2015 to commercialize high-risk, high-reward technologies (smart sensors for implantable devices) from lab to the market. The intended process was to use SBIR/STTR funding for feasibility study.
IR Telemetrics
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Infrared Telemetrics is the worldwide technology leader in providing wireless data transfer from reciprocating and rotating components. Our patented measurement systems provide data collection capabilities for an almost unlimited variety of industrial applications.
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Itiviti
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Itiviti is a Swedish financial software company providing trading and connectivity applications and solutions to banks, brokers, exchanges, and professional traders. History: The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC was founded by the father and son team of Jim and Jacob Northey in 2006. They grew this company which was eventually bought out several times, finally landing with Itiviti.
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Jacquart Fabrics
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Located at the western edge of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we are proud, passionate, creative makers who deliver world-class service with small-town values. We strive to treat everyone like family. We value, nurture and develop employees. And most importantly, we do whatever it takes to get the job done with integrity.
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JCSE Enterprises, LLC
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JCSE has built their business around technical advances in rotating-insert machine cutting tools. Bill has revolutionized the way companies think about cutting metals through extensive R&D efforts, resulting in many patented cutting technologies.
Kieranen Technical Services
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Kieranen Technical Services provides Intellectual Property mentorship to small and medium businesses in the Great Lakes region. Carl Kieranen, Founder
Kinship
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Kinship is a fundraising platform that connects prospective university students with alumni. Cassy Tefft de Munoz, Founder
L'Anse Manufacturing
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L’Anse Manufacturing was established over 30 years ago with just a few employees providing manual machining services to the investment casting industry. The founder built a reputation for quality, customer service and on-time delivery. Mark Massicotte, President Founded: 1964
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Leadfoot Engineering
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Leadfoot Engineering is a small engineering company with technologies focused on power cylinder systems for internal combustion engines. They provide engineering consulting services for engine OEMs, racing organizations and other specialty engine programs for aerospace and military applications. Steve Bethel, President Founded: 2017
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LeClaire GeoServices
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LeClaire GeoServices specializes in non-traditional surveying techniques that are more efficient, less labor-intensive, and more cost effective to perform. Image Based 3D Modeling used special software to process two-dimensional digital images to produce three-dimensional models of subjects like buildings, bridges, and landscapes. Steve LeClaire, Founder Founded: 2012
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Lexul, LLC
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Lexul began as a general software development company, quickly focusing their expertise in field services related software. The Lexul Platform is the framework for our mobile and web apps which encompasses 75% of the functionality for most field service applications. Instead of developing common features for each client, we focus our development on client-specific functionality. Eric Ollis, President Founded: 2014
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LiteBrake, LLC
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Litebrake Tech specializes in innovative high-performance brake rotors for your car that will save you money, keep you safe, and help the environment. Newly designed and patent pending steel-clad aluminum brake rotors is our specialty. SCA brake rotors reduce brake pad drag that used to hurt your wallet every time you filled up at the pump. Nannon Huang, Founder Founded: 2011
Microdevice Engineering, LLC
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Microdevice Engineering is working towards their mission to provide rapid, accurate diagnostic point-of-care devices that optimize testing and lead to better outcomes for patients. Our first device simplifies blood typing and hematocrit measurement during blood collection. Adrienne Minerick, Founder Founded: 2013
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MI-Star
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Mi-Star is designing a middle school curriculum that supports both the NGSS and the Michigan State Standards, while empowering students to use science and engineering practices to address real-world issues. We provide professional learning for teachers implementing the curriculum. Jacqueline Huntoon, Founder Founded: 2017
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MK Watkins Engineering, LLC
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MK Watkins was a full-service, woman-owned environmental engineering company that was created to provide engineering services to a broad array of applications and clients. The company was later acquired in 2016 to gain access to the team’s talent and customer base. Melanie Kueber Watkins, Owner Founded: 2013
Michigan Tech Forestry Center & Forest
SmartStart Graduate
Year ‘round research. Technical training. Business workshops. Meetings, retreats, and reunions for family, friends, and colleagues. Ford Center and Forest, located 40.6 miles south of Michigan Tech’s main campus in Houghton and 10 miles from the shores of Lake Superior, is an outdoor and environmental education center with full-service conference facilities and lodging in historic Alberta Village, built by Henry Ford and donated to the University in 1954. Andrew Storer, SFRES Dean Founded: 1954
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Neuvokas
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Neuvokas developed a high-speed platform processing technology to manufacture Fiber Reinforced Polymer composites. GatorBar, a Neuvokas brand rebar product, is a lightweight, rust-free, lower-cost replacement for steel rebar. Erik Kiilunen, CEO Founded: 2013
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NECi
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NECi specializes in designing and producing recombinant proteins for inclusion and quantification test kits. Their focus is to apply biotechnology methodology to improve analytical chemistry for citizen monitoring, quality control, and beyond. Ellen Campbell, Vice President Founded: 1993
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Northend Recreation
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Northend Recreation has developed a simple and safe universal ball joint puller for use on ATBS and snowmobiles. Ryan Kemppainen, Founder Founded: 2016
OcuGlass, LLC
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OcuGlass is the only acid-etched manufacturer in the United States, located in Calumet, MI. They strive to create American, family-sustaining jobs in the community. Promising to perform together, OcuGlass works with a team-first mentality, knowing what it takes to be successful. Steve Williams, Founder/Chairman Brad Aldrich, CEO Founded: 2013, reincorporated in 2016
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Open Circuit Institute
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The Open Circuit Institute is a community devoted to open source circuit board design, manufacturing, and theory. The community consists of engineers and hobbyists alike. OCI is first and foremost a circuit design repository. These circuits can be standalone devices, or constituent pieces that can be used in more complex circuit boards. Shane Oberloier Founded, 2017
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Orbion Space Technology
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Orbion Space Technology is developing and manufacturing revolutionary plasma propulsion systems for small satellites. Because of their fuel efficiency, Orbion’s thrusters can save spacecraft operators millions of dollars in operating costs while increasing the value of the spacecraft’s data product. L. Brad King, CEO Founded: 2016
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ProNav Marine
SmartStart Graduate
ProNav is a marine products company committed to providing fishermen with the latest technologies and personal customer service to enhance your boating and fishing experience. ProNav is paving the way in cutting edge, highly technological fishing products in order to maximize your time, success, and enjoyment on the water.
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Public Works Training
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Public Works Training provides online training modules for public works employees. They also provide a robust learning management system (LMS) to help public work centers manage their team and to track who has taken what courses and when. Terry McNinch, President and CEO Founded: 2013
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QTEK
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QTEK provides surface solutions with mineral additives and world-wide technical services for the applications. In addition, QTEK also provides consulting services for technical solutions in mineral processing, evaluation, applications, and marketing. Bowen Li, President and CTO Founded: 2009
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Quincy Metallurgical Associates LLC
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Quincy Metallurgical Associates Apprenticeship Program partners corporate R&D and Training needs with student staff at Michigan Tech. QMA provides the management of the student staff and projects, as well as the equipment required to perform the R&D tasks as defined by their corporate customers. Dan Seguin Founded: 2017
Quincy Woodwrights
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Qunicy Woodwrights is a wholesale and private label skateboard manufacturing company based in Houghton, MI and Oceanside, CA. Their boards are manufactured in their factory in the USA which means the wood is as fresh as it gets and it allows a high level of quality control and manufacturing turn around times. Jonathan Julien, Managing Partner Founded: 2012
REL Inc.
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REL, Inc. manufactures Reliable, Exact, and Logical equipment. REL’s extensive background in advanced materials and mechanical design have allowed a unique specialization in process equipment for Non-Destructive Testing, Servo driven material handing equipment, and High strain rate material testing. Josh Loukus, President Founded: 1990
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Shorewaves
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ShoreWaves provides local high-speed internet access to rural areas in Michigan’s Copper Country.
SightLine
SmartStart Graduate
We help small to medium higher education institutions better understand the data they already have. Using data science and algorithms, we predict student success, improve financial performance and graudation rates, and create better engagement with alumni – at an affordable price, with no need for software or steep learning curves.
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StabiLux
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StabiLux Biosciences strives to develop quality, high-brightness dyes that exceed market expectations. Their product enables innovation and improves biomedical research with regards to cellular detection and analysis by multi-color flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy. Their product provides researchers with the opportunity to detect what was once undetectable. Yoke Khin Yap, Founder
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Superior Technologies
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Superior Technologies is an IT Consulting and Software development company specializing in enterprise scale financial blockchain/cryptocurrency and logistics systems. Superior Technologies bridges the gap between the world of cryptocurrency and traditional finance, as shown in its management team. Rob Sweet, President Jake Timmer, Founder Founded: 2016
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ThermoAnalytics
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ThermoAnalytics has a mission that remains at the core of the company’s driving principles; to develop and deploy the most robust, intelligent, and accurate thermal modeling technologies and methodologies in the world. ThermoAnalytics provides thermal management software and engineering services to customers worldwide. Keith Johnson, President Founded: 1996
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Trisight Engineering
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Trisight exists at the intersection of science, software, and civil engineering. A woman-owned business, Trisight specializes in advising businesses in strategic sustainability decisions and in creating custom software to aid manufacturers, manufacturing associations, and governing bodies in optimizing resource use and decision-making. Lianna Miller, Managing Partner Ben Ciavola, Managing Partner Amlan Mukherjee, Founder & Managing Partner Founded: 2013
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Upper Peninsula Timber Products, LLC
SmartStart Graduate
Smart-Dry Wood Products provides premier quality, high speed kiln drying products to small business and wood hobbyists. Greg Kangas, Founder Founded: 2017
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Xeratec
SmartStart Graduate
Xeratec exists to deliver the art of business information technology: turning data into actionable knowledge and insight. We see the impact of our work and our partnerships have on client organizations and our local communities – transforming outdated approaches into modern, effective business solutions. Steven Hillstrom, President Founded: 2003
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Xmatic Technical Services, LLC
SmartStart Graduate
Xmatic Technical Services provides translation from German to English documentation, specializing in information technology, automation, packaging systems, plasma generators, sensor technology, environmental engineering applications, and geophysical applications. Christopher Schmidt, Founder Founded: 2004
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