August 2013

Congratulations are in order...

On Monday, August 12 Governor Rick Snyder celebrated the 10th anniversary of MTEC SmartZone. Snyder, an initial supporter of SmartZones was proud to announce the tremendous results and efforts MTEC has brought to Michigan. Congratulations MTEC, we wish you 10 more years of amazing success. 
For more coverage, view the complete article here

Know that Company You Love?

Turnstone Furniture is pleased to announce a campaign to honor the Best Young Companies to Work For. If you admire a company who has made the connection between great office culture and success in the marketplace, has attracted top talent, and who has differentiated themselves from others in their field, we invite you to
nominate them today. Give them the pat on the back they've been waiting for.

As always, many thanks to our sponsors, Turnstone. We wouldn't be where we are without your support

A2B Bikeshare

TechArb is a start-up accelerator located in Ann Arbor dedicated to helping University of Michigan students bring their ideas to life. A2B Bikeshare, a TechArb tenant, is a start-up company based on the idea of affordable bike sharing. On Thursday, August 8, the Ann Arbor City Council voted 9-2 to move forward with launching A2B Bikeshare. The bike sharing program should be implemented by next April. Congratulations to the students behind A2B Bikeshare, the city is patiently awaiting the arrival of your program. Check out the full article here, and be sure to visit A2B Bikeshare's website for more information on the start-up company.

Accelerate >> Michigan

November is right around the corner. Celebrate fall by entering the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Although the company applications have closed, student applications are still open. The fun doesn't have to stop, however, the actual competition takes place November 12-14 and the winners will be announced November 14. Keep your eyes open for more information as we get closer. For now, visit their website to learn more

Think your Business has what it takes?

GLEQ is offering Michigan's new ventures the opportunity to build a better business. Entrepreneurs will be offered coaching, connections to resources, exposure to investors, and more. New ventures will be competing for cash prizes and micro-loans. Registration opens Monday, August 26. Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow and build a successful business. Visit their website for more information

Time to Kick Some...

Ann Arbor SPARK is proud to present its Fall 2013 Entrepreneur Boot Camp. There are four available dates, September 18th, October 16th & 17th, and October 20th. 
Whether you are an early stage company, a management team or provide technology-driven products/services, boot camp is the place to be this fall. Participants will be guided by "drill-instructors" who help you with your every need. Boot Camp provides the necessary networking and connections for a successful future.
The program includes workshops, presentations, coaching and much more. This boot camp is sure to leave you in the best shape possible.
Visit here for more information. 


Be a Part of Something New

Ann Arbor SPARK and Mid Michigan Innovation Center Sponsor the FIRST EVER Crowdfunding Weekend in MICHIGAN!

Crowdfunding via the web is turning the old business model on its head! MMIC invites you to join us for this intensive three-day Crowd Camp to bring your best idea to the crowd. With professional guidance from RocketHub, MMIC and SPARK, you'll leave with an expert-reviewed campaign ready to launch your own crowdfunded project

Camp Highlights

  • RocketHub's co-founders Brian Meece, CEO, and Alon Hillel-Tuch, CFO, outline the exciting possibilities of crowdfunding
  • Learn to build a campaign with perks that funders want, how to build your crowd and what to expect after you are funded
  • Present your winning new campaign and get inspired by what other campers have created

Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13th              REGISTRATION FEE: $129/person

For more information call MMIC Marketing & Events: 989-839-2334 

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