Cybersecurity, Buy Michigan, startup cash and more on July 29 M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK—A celebration of buying Michigan goods, funding for startups, the latest cybersecurity threats and a visit from Michigan’s lieutenant governor highlight the Monday, July 29 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast, now with video.

The show begins at 2 p.m. Eastern time with Lisa Diggs, who will give viewers an update on her BuyMichigan Now Festival, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4, in Northville.

At 2:15 p.m., Tember Shea of Invest Detroit Ventures will talk about the Accelerate Michigan competition, in which startups will pitch their business ideas for an opportunity to win up to $1 million in prizes. Shea will also discuss Hacker Fellows, a one-year fellowship programs for hackers, coders, and startup junkies to boost their salary and land jobs with early stage tech companies in Michigan.

At 2:30, cybersecurity expert Richard Steinnon will update viewers on the latest cybersecurity threats, and discuss an upcoming book tour.

The show wraps up with a visit by Skype video at 2:45 with Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, who will discuss a column he recently wrote, “Our Life Without Internet: An Inconvenience for Some, But a Reality for Many.” To read the column, visit

Podcasts of earlier shows are also available at, as well as on and other podcast distribution web sites, from Soundcloud to iTunes.

The show is co-hosted by veteran Michigan technology journalists Mike Brennan, owner of the tech news web site, and Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered the Michigan technology scene for more than 20 years.

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