David Wilkins

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MI start-ups pivot as venture capital investment plummets during COVID

MI start-ups pivot as venture capital investment plummets during COVID

July 24, 2020 | David Wilkins

The number of VC deals in the state dropped from 70 in the first half of 2019 to 41 this year, the lowest total in the past seven years. But several entrepreneurs found ways to survive during the pandemic.

‘There is no playbook’ for Michigan’s businesses to navigate COVID-19

‘There is no playbook’ for Michigan’s businesses to navigate COVID-19

May 7, 2020 | David Wilkins

A look at first-quarter financial statements from 20 Michigan-based companies shows the first cracks from the pandemic — and raises questions about how deeply some of the state’s largest businesses will be affected.

What Michigan is doing to combat coronavirus, a timeline

What Michigan is doing to combat coronavirus, a timeline

April 7, 2020 | David Wilkins

Tracing COVID-19 from the first cases in Wuhan, China to more than 17,000 confirmed Michigan cases and 700 deaths by Monday morning. Bridge highlights the dizzying pace of executive orders, economic upheaval and the heartbreaking human toll.