ROYAL OAK – Are you a Michigan entrepreneur who has grown a great company that now needs cash to take it to the next level? Then you want to apply to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan business-plan competition. Martin Dober, Managing Partner of Invest Detroit Ventures, talks about this annual competition. Deadline to register is August 15.

Martin Dober

Accelerate Michigan supports Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors while building connections with entrepreneurs, business acceleration resources, and experts in their sector during carefully curated individual meetings.

The competition features the best and brightest seed-stage businesses and introduces them to angel and venture capital firms while awarding up to $1,000,000 in cash and prizes including a $250,000 investment from Investment Sponsor, Ann Arbor SPARK.

For 2018, Accelerate Michigan introduces a new format that gives startups more individual time with investors and high-profile mentors, the opportunity for investors to pitch their firms, and a bigger and better public event with a seated dinner in the newly iconic Lexus Velodrome.

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