West Michigan is smack dab between Ann Arbor/Detroit’s tech and startup hub emergence of great hiring tech companies. And Grand Rapids, Michigan, is having its own tech renaissance.
Next year is expected to be even better. We’ll show you what we’re tracking with great hiring tech companies in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Startups & Tech Companies Hiring in 2022
What happens when your real estate transaction is targeted and isn’t secure? CertifID has a solution. They are wire fraud prevention for real estate. According to CertifID, as many as one in three real estate transactions is targeted by fraud. The CertifID tool is used by real estate companies to insure and accelerate transactions with financial institutions for real estate purchases.
An AI-based online youth athlete coaching startup, MaxOne raised $3.5 million in Series A startup funding in mid-2021 and has continued to boom ever since. This is coaching for young athletes, and for their coaches. You can also use the tool to schedule workouts, manage training sessions, and handle communications.
BAMF Health of Grand Rapids is a precision-medicine startup that aims to create a world-class radiotracer translational platform through AI-enabled molecular imaging and theranostics. They produce novel tracers for cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cardiac disease, and endometriosis. Treatments aim to create precision diagnostics and solutions for diseases and accelerate treatment onset.
Claira is a new Grand Rapids startup using AI to hire better and make use of human capital. It’s a competency analytics engine for companies who want to understand and hire talent in a better way. They’re backed by Google for Startups, Connetic Ventures, MassChallenge, ID Ventures of Detroit, and TrendForward Capital, so you know they’re on to something.
The Patient Co.
The Patient Company makes fully automated lateral patient transfer devices called SimPulls for healthcare applications. The product was originally designed in a collaboration between Grand Valley State University students and Spectrum Health.
Envoy B2B is a wholesale B2B e-commerce platform. They’ve been around since 2010, and that has given them time to rack up such clients as Converse, Merrell, Saucony, and many more. Many Grand Rapids tech companies start local and expand this way, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they achieve.
Fluresh is a cannabis company organized around the idea of diversity in products for diversity of needs that cannabis can address. Their high-end products and storefront come from a hand-cultivated culture, state of the art facilities and a sustainable growing practice.
Financial security after health crises is a growing concern among Americans. Even paying for routine care on a high-deductible plan can be prohibitive, leading to low quality of health and lost wages. Grand Rapids startup HealthBridge has created a solution by creating a program to pay patients’ full upfront costs including co-pays and deductibles. The cost is then consolidated into a monthly payment.
Airway Innovations is one of five first cohort companies out of Grand Rapids taken on by the new Conquer Accelerator run by Michigan State University (founded 2020). Airway designs advanced airway management products, such as oral tracheal tube holders designed to prevent extubation in hospital patients.
Also in the first Grand Rapids Conquer Accelerator cohort, FirstIgnite builds AI business development tools to help research and intellectual property reach commercialization by connecting researchers with companies, consultants, and investors who can help them get to market. FirstIgnite is also a graduate of the Y Combinator startup accelerator (class of Summer '21) and has raised a seed funding round.
Building Catalyst is also a Conquer Accelerator Grand Rapids pick. They’re a SaaS startup that has created a tool to more accurately predict and guide construction outcomes and facility planning. It’s one of those ideas that sounds obvious in hindsight, right? If you’ve ever built a home or managed a large renovation or construction project, you know how much waste, unexpected overages, and delays is the norm rather than the exception.
VNN Sports connects high school sports teams with a marketing, communications, and scheduling tool. They’ve been in business since 2011 (founded by entrepreneur coach Ryan Vaughn) and are growing fast. They currently work with 2,000 partner schools.
PhotoUp is a platform for photographers and real estate agents to grow their business through specialized and socially responsible BPO services and online software products. That means photo editing tools, virtual staging, virtual assistants and property websites.
ServiceBot, previously LawnBot, rounds out the Conquer Accelerator cohort from Grand Rapids. LawnBot creates software companies can use to provide instant proposals, make online sales, and grow their business online. This AI technology includes branding alignment, real-time pricing tables, a review dashboard, and more.
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