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MEDC Supports Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across Michigan
MEDC assists high-tech startups and entrepreneurs find the programs, services and expert counsel to accelerate research, license intellectual property, form companies, create jobs, support early stage growth and engage with other Michigan businesses. Follow along this "subway map" video journey to learn more and discover why Michigan is a place where entrepreneurs to thrive.
Tap into Regional SmartZones
Michigan’s SmartZone network facilitates connections and the commercialization of tech and tech-enabled ideas. SmartZones offer businesses opportunities to build or expand their networks with key community and industry stakeholders.
Michigan Small Business Development Center & Tech Team
The SBDC provides consulting to innovative tech companies through its “Tech Team” of business consultants who have many years of first-hand experience launching and growing high tech companies. Their background in tech sectors including life sciences, IT, advanced manufacturing, and mobility enables them to provide in-depth support that is essential to the inception and expansion of companies built on cutting-edge technologies. Visit https://michigansbdc.org/ to contact an office in your region.
BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting (BBCETC)
BBCetc manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides group training and one-on-one proposal development consulting to Michigan’s technology-based entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. The program’s goal is to increase Michigan’s share of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding by enhancing the competitiveness of SBIR/STTR proposals. Support covers applications to all 11 participating federal agencies including NIH, NSF, DoD and DoE and requires a non-refundable participation fee of $500, which provides up to 15 hours of one-on-one assistance, access to agency tools and templates as appropriate and a reduced rate for on site training sessions for all individuals from an organization.
Find Entrepreneurial Support Right for You
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MEDC is here to help high-tech startups and entrepreneurs find the programs, services and expert counsel needed to grow their idea and make their business dreams a reality.Contact