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Michigan is committed to helping startup companies meet with success. The state provides numerous resources, from capital funding and business mentoring to locating incubators and lab space.
An online resource to help individuals start and operate a business in Michigan, putting multiple government agencies at their fingertips. Whether you are starting a business or already operate one, the Michigan Business One Stop is your first stop for doing business in the State of Michigan.
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An online statewide directory of resources serving entrepreneurs, from small businesses to second-stage companies.
Some providers tailor their service offerings to specific types of businesses. Answering these questions will help match you to the most accurate resources. Browse the Resource Navigator now.
Provides counseling, training, research and advocacy for start-ups, existing small businesses and innovative tech companies. Counselors provide support and a planning tool to help evaluate the direction of your technology, chart strategies and more. http://sbdcMichigan.org
This innovative, statewide program connects universities, research organizations and corporations to stimulate the growth of technology-based businesses and jobs.
MMTC provides Michigan’s small- and medium-sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics.
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Seeks to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan by bringing together industry participants. http://www.michiganvca.org/
Provides intensive training and consulting to support early stage life science and technology companies in pursuit of SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding. http://www.bbcetc.com
The Centers help prepare Michigan businesses to compete for government contracts and educate them on the opportunities, requirements and process of becoming successful government contractors.
An international business competition designed to bring together later stage entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors. http://www.acceleratemichigan.org/
A statewide business plan competition generates new business ideas and fosters emerging companies through coaching, mentoring and investor feedback. The competition awards $1 million in prizes every year.
A 57,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Plymouth Township. Partners include the MEDC, Wayne County, Ann Arbor SPARK, the New Economy Initiative and Plymouth Township. http://www.mlsic.com/
TIC is a business accelerator for technology startups in the Greater Lansing region. Co-located with MSU Technologies and MSU Business CONNECT. TIC also offers a Virtual Tenant Program, which was launched in 2010. http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/TIC/
The GR Current Incubator offers 16,000+ square-feet of state-of-the-art wet lab space and is occupied by companies in drug, diagnostic and medical device development. http://grcurrent.com/incubator-resources
The MTEC SmartZone includes a business incubator with a mission to accelerate high-tech business growth. The MTEC SmartZone serves a variety of companies from start-ups to massive fortune 500 companies through its programs. The incubation space encompasses four customized working spaces for high-tech business growth in Houghton and Hancock. Locations include; The Lakeshore Center, Powerhouse, Jutila Center, and the Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC). http://www.mtecsz.com/?q=node/115
Offering small offices, office suites, labs and co-working space with continued strong support from founding partners and contributors including Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors Company. http://techtowndetroit.org
A wet lab located near Western Michigan University, devoted to emerging life science companies. http://www.kazoosmic.com/
A 17,500-square-foot wet lab, devoted to biotech and nanotech research is located in Mt. Pleasant. http://www.cmurc.com/business-development/wet-lab
MAREC is an economic development initiative of the City of Muskegon, MEDC and Grand Valley State University, focusing on the advancement and development of alternative and renewable energy technology.
The SPARK Regional Incubator Network (SRIN) is comprised of two business incubators for start-up companies: the SPARK Central Business Incubator located in Ann Arbor and SPARK East Business Incubator located in Ypsilanti.
One of the nation’s leading research catalysts and business accelerators for alternative and renewable energy. Located in Detroit, NextEnergy is within an hour of more than a dozen major research universities.
The first statewide university network in the country is designed to connect Michigan companies with university assets to promote innovations and grow Michigan's economy. http://michigancrn.org
Part of the M-CRN network, the Expertise and Resource Portal is an easy-to-use, searchable website featuring available university researchers and related resources at facilities such as university research centers to serve businesses both within Michigan and globally. For more information, please check out the Portal at: http://michigancrn.org/business-portal.php.
Eighteen state-of-the-art centers are associated with Michigan’s community college system. They provide educational, training and workforce development infrastructure for Michigan’s businesses.
This $2.4 million initiative matches entrepreneurs with university innovators to commercialize university technology.
The URC is formed by University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, generating $15.5 billion in economic impact statewide and exceeding $2 billion in annual research expenditures. These three universities bring in more than $1.5 billion in federal research dollars each year.
Michigan provides a wealth of support through its world-class research university system. The state’s network of 15 public universities, more than 50 independent universities and colleges and 28 community colleges produces a rich talent pool and deep well of research know-how. This growing supply of highly skilled workers and research support attracts diverse industries like alternative energy, automotive R&D, life sciences and homeland security and defense.
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