Pointe Angels is an independent investor club in the Grosse Pointe communities, east of Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 2019, Pointe Angels provides members with opportunities for meaningful financial returns on capital investments in scalable early-stage ventures. Pointe Angels favors Michigan start-ups, but invests globally.
Wakestream Ventures, previously a part of Start Garden, wears the hat of early stage financier and likes startups that take advantage of the Midwest expertise in manufacturing and global enterprise. Wakestream backs fascinating founders working where physical products converge with the internet.
Innovation Warriors offers career guidance, resources, and advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors at Wayne State University. Its primary mission is to show Wayne State University students that starting a new venture is a legitimate career path and an attainable reality. Through regular individual and group consultative sessions, workshops, and networking events, Innovation Warriors is […]
Hope College Entrepreneurial Program provides hands-on coursework, workshops and summer fellowships for students to create startups. Students from all majors are invited to explore entrepreneurship and join teams. From greeting cards and granola bars to video resume apps and underwater drones, the program is a hub for innovation where students are making a positive impact […]
MSU Technologies (MSUT) is Michigan State University’s technology transfer and commercialization office. MSUT facilitates the commercial development and public use of technologies and copyrightable materials developed by MSU faculty and staff. Housed within the MSU Innovation Center, MSUT moves MSU’s technologies from the lab to the marketplace to improve lives and communities locally, regionally, and […]
Spartan Innovations is a venture development organization turning inventions created at Michigan State University into successful businesses. Programs include Conquer Accelerator, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Greenlight Business Model Competition, The Hatch, The Hatch Dev Shop, Mentors, Sparta Hack, Venture Fellows, and many more.
Invent@NMU, based at Northern Michigan University, empowers students, inventors, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses across the state of Michigan. The program is a platform for anyone with a product idea to explore, define, develop and bring products to market. Invent@NMU concentrates on physical products that, when possible, can be sourced or manufactured in Michigan. It’s the […]
Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives WMU students rich and valuable resources to develop their startup companies. Since its inception in 2013, the program has helped over 55 student companies prepare and launch their startup. The free program is open to all WMU students and runs across both fall and winter semesters, […]