Detroit FinTech Bay announced that its first ecosystem partner will be Kyyba Innovations, a technology innovation platform. The partnership will strengthen Detroit’s growing FinTech industry by providing opportunities in education, development and acceleration. Read more from DBusiness on the announcement here.
LJPR Financial Advisors will be merging with Sequoia Financial Group. Handling over $4.9 billion in assets, the combined firm, taking the name Sequoia, will have a bigger team and better resources to serve clients. Learn more from Crain’s.
With over 60 machines and robots developed from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, “Da Vinci Machines and Robotics” at Cranbrook Institute of Science provides hands-on activities to experience the work of da Vinci like never before. Read more about the exhibit here.
Though a recent study from Michigan Association of CPAs suggests that tax reform may lead to a decrease in smaller charitable gifts, it could spark an increase in larger gifts, according to Leon LaBrecque of LJPR Financial Advisors. Read more from Crain’s about the impact new tax laws may have on charitable giving here.
Starting July 21, Cranbrook Institute of Science will host “Da Vinci Machines and Robotics,” an interactive exhibit on the Italian Renaissance through the paintings, sculptures, inventions and other works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn more about the exhibit here.
FinTech Consortium, a global network of financial and technology organizations, is opening its flagship North American hub and incubator in the heart of downtown. Detroit FinTech Bay, which will move into the former First Independence Bank building at 44 West Michigan Avenue, will offer co-working spaces, leadership courses, monthly classes, talent development access to investments and more. Read more about the announcement here.
On Thursday, June 28, the first 200 guests to Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Family Science Carnival in Bloomfield Hills received free admissions. Families enjoyed more than 20 activities including balloon animals, sack races, maggot art, bubble painting, slippery slime, dry ice exploration, and much more! Read more here.
Detroit Startup Week took over downtown for its 3rd year with a week full engaging sessions for entrepreneurs, including a keynote featuring Marcus Lemonis from “The Profit,” TED Talk-style Jill Talks by influential women and Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day. Read more about the exciting schedule here.