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entrepreneur and innovator, David Ollila from SkyPoint Ventures, has teamed up with the
Michigan Economic Development Corporation to connect with some of the most
passionate entrepreneurs and innovative companies across the state. Follow
along to hear their stories of trials and triumphs, and learn about the ecosystem
that allowed them to bring their ideas to life. Contact the MEDC Entrepreneurship and Innovation Team to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities in Michigan.
Michigan mom of two, Karen Smoots needed a solution for the wet winter gear
that never seemed to dry out no matter what method she used. Through
creativity, enthusiasm, a supportive network and a commitment to Michigan
manufacturing, Karen invented the GreenGlove Dryer—a favorite for any outdoorsy family.
Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of the top swimming cities in the
country. It’s also a hub of entrepreneurial activity and high-tech startup
support, making it the perfect place for Fares Ksebati to develop MySwimPro—the first mobile app of its kind
specifically made for swim training.
Ellis of SkySpecs knows it takes a
village to raise a startup. His software company has the potential to impact
several major industries by changing the way large infrastructure is inspected.
He shares his story, lessons learned, and advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Weis moved back to Michigan from Paris (yes, Paris!) to lead Abcor Industries, an innovative
company disrupting the building and furniture markets with its powder coating
technology. The inventive products, collaborative environment and supportive
nature of the region drew him in—for good.
300 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI 48913