Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)

Economic Development Organization

Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)

Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)

Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)

  • SmartZone

Innovate Marquette is an MEDC-designated SmartZone with a mission to help position Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula grow and support a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem which fosters technology innovation and accelerates new job-creating tech-based businesses.



  • David Kronberg
    Director of Entrepreneurial Outreach and Services, Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)
  • Joe Thiel
    CEO, Innovation Marquette Enterprise Corporation
  • Paulette Perttunen
    Director of Operations and Finance, Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)
  • Lindsey Dameworth
    Finance Department Specialist, Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)
  • Mari Shelafoe
    Operations Manager, Innovate Marquette (Marquette SmartZone)

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Mezzanine
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • Alternative Energy
  • Consumer Products
  • Media

Types of Programs Offered

  • Business Acceleration
  • Capital
  • Incubation
  • Talent Development

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