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Watch video of Michael Kurley

Michael Kurley, '17

Business Administration, M.B.A.

When Michael Kurley felt the entrepreneurial spark that shifted his career path from physicist to medical device inventor, he found at Grand Valley numerous resources to support his venture creating a specialized glove that eases the hand difficulties of those with Raynaud's disease.

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