Additional Resources

MEDC supports a number of additional resources and programs that strengthen the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem and allows entrepreneurial talent to grow and succeed.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC)

AMIC is an international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition features the best and brightest seed-stage businesses to regional investors while awarding up to $1,000,000 in prizes. The competition is one of the largest business competitions in North America. For more information, visit the AMIC website.

The GreenLight Business Model Competition

The GreenLight is an early-stage pitch competition that brings together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan. Competition finalists pitch ideas to a panel of seasoned judges, while also networking with angel and venture capital investors from across the state. For more information, visit the GreenLight Business Model website.

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS)

MCGS is the longest university-based venture fair of its kind showcasing Midwest companies seeking funding and attracting top-tier investors from across the U.S. The MGCS also features a dedicated University Research track to showcase emerging companies coming out of the Midwest's top-ranked universities. For more information, visit the MGCS website.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

MMTC provides Michigan’s small and medium-sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics. For more information, visit the MMTC website