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TiE Detroit Launches High School Entrepreneur Competition

DETROIT — The entrepreneurship group TiE Detroit has launched its search for high school entrepreneurs and innovators, its TiE Young Entrepreneurs program. The organization said TYE is a global program fostering future generations of entrepreneurs by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. In a six-month program, students in grades

By |2018-12-05T16:04:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Entrepreneur|

Accelerate Michigan Names 24 Semi-Finalists For $1 Million Startup Competition

DETROIT - Twenty-four semi-finalists were named Wednesday to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition that will take place Nov. 13 at the Lexus Velodrome. The program, hosted by Detroit’s ID Ventures, culled through nearly 300 applicants. The semi-finalists were chosen based on innovation, business development and customer traction by a judging panel

By |2018-10-03T11:04:17-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Hatch Detroit Contest Announces 10 Semi-Finalists For $250,000 Contest

DETROIT – Ten retail concepts have made the semi finals of the Hatch Detroit Contest where one will win $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in pro bono support to found a brick and mortar business in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. Now the contest will turn to the public to cast their vote and help

By |2018-08-10T08:10:31-04:00August 10th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Orbio Space Technology Wins $500,000 In Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Orbio Space Technology, founded by Michigan Technological University Professor L. Brand King, won $500,000 in cash and an additional $39,000 in in-kind services in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Orbio develops systems to propel small satellites into space for big data projects. “Orbion is honored to be chosen from the dozens

By |2017-11-21T16:01:07-04:00November 21st, 2017|Entrepreneurs|

AOL Co-Founder Case Comes To Ann Arbor With $100K Purse For Pitch-Contest Winner

ANN ARBOR - AOL co-founder Steve Case is bringing his sixth Rise of the Rest startup road show to Ann Arbor Oct. 11 to shine a spotlight on what he calls a confluence of factors that are making it easier for startups to launch and create jobs and innovation in places like Ann Arbor, not

By |2017-10-06T12:15:09-04:00October 5th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Featured, IoT|

Meet Eight Startups Pitching Rise Of The Rest With AOL Founder Steve Case

ANN ARBOR - AOL Founder Steve Case is coming back to Michigan for his Rise of the Rest with Steve Case showcase. The event series aims to spur investments and awareness of talented tech startups in cities outside of Silicon Valley. The event is open for RSVP, taking place in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater. There will

By |2017-10-03T20:49:27-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Entrepreneurs|

Oakland County Launches 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs

PONTIAC - Oakland County on Sept. 13 will join a program founded by the Kauffman Foundation to provide free, weekly networking that is aimed at supporting startups on a grassroots level. The 1 Million Cups program is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. Beginning September

By |2017-08-29T03:21:19-04:00August 29th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

BioArbor Entrepreneur Showcase

ANN ARBOR - Advanced life science technology companies from Southeast Michigan will provide an eight-minute pitch June 7 outlining their products, their technology and their market opportunity. They will also detail recent accomplishments such as FDA submissions, technical accomplishments, and manufacturing milestones. After each company has presented, we will have a question and answer session.

By |2017-05-24T09:25:47-04:00May 24th, 2017|Life Sciences|

Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Startup Week returns May 22 offering sixteen learning tracks that support every facet of business development plus access to some movers-and-shakers from JP Morgan, Chase, Google, Quicken Loans, Comcast and Next Energy, just to name a few of the big players. The weeklong event is free. The opening session, sponsored by Chase for Business,

By |2017-05-21T17:33:56-04:00May 24th, 2017|, |

Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Startup Week returns May 22 offering sixteen learning tracks that support every facet of business development plus access to some movers-and-shakers from JP Morgan, Chase, Google, Quicken Loans, Comcast and Next Energy, just to name a few of the big players. The weeklong event is free. The opening session, sponsored by Chase for Business,

By |2017-05-21T17:33:56-04:00May 24th, 2017|, |