Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Michigan is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and world-class innovation. No other state in the nation provides the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial support to emerging high-tech companies like Michigan.


SmartZones provide distinct geographical locations where technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and researchers can locate in close proximity to community assets that assist in their endeavors. The SmartZones include technology business accelerators that provide various services including business development mentoring, feasibility studies, business planning, entrepreneurial training, market analysis, technology assessments, technology mining and more.

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Entrepreneurs in Elevators

Serial 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.

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