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Monday, November 19, 2018
Launching a High-Tech Startup
Committed to pioneering high-tech in West Michigan and to making analytics more easily available to high school coaches, Grand Rapids-based MaxOne is bringing coaches and athletes together in the digital space in a way that has never been seen before. Supported by Invest Michigan—a nonprofit, state-backed fund manager investing in high-tech Michigan startup companies—MaxOne, founded by CEO Jason Mejeur, is now used by over 8,000 coaches and 35,000 athletes across the country to share training drills, workouts, announcements and schedules.
Starting the company in 2015 as a high school and college basketball coach, Jason saw the need for a better platform to connect coaches and athletes and realized reaching this audience on their phone is the easiest and most effective way to do that. As a traditional coach using his clipboard to communicate with players, Jason has challenged himself in launching MaxOne. He credits and recognizes those around him, including Invest Michigan’s Jim Tenzillo, for supporting, mentoring and believing in him and his idea to make MaxOne a reality.
If you’ve got a high-tech start-up idea you’d like to explore further and don’t know where to start, contact the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative.
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