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August 04 The Right Place, Inc.

Serving West Michigan since 1985, The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place drives regional economic development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment […]


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August 04 TechTown Detroit (Detroit SmartZone)

TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator. At TechTown Detroit, powerful connections are made to a broad network of resources, catalyzing entire communities of entrepreneurs best poised to energize the local economy. Through both tech-based and place-based entrepreneurship support programs and technical assistance, TechTown Detroit strives to deliver both economic and community development […]


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August 04 MTEC (Houghton-Hancock SmartZone)

MTEC is a Michigan SmartZone supporting the commercialization of technology companies emerging from Michigan Technological University and the Houghton/Hancock area to build a prosperous regional economy.


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August 04 Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital media, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, talent enhancement, and urban and […]


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August 04 Innovation Marquette Enterprise Corporation

Innovation Marquette Enterprise Corporation (IMEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was created as a business incubator and accelerator to coordinate, inspire, promote, and lead business, government, academic, and community leaders to transform Marquette into a world-class entrepreneurial support ecosystem. We are one of the State of Michigan’s 21 SmartZones. IMEC’s mission is to identify and support […]


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August 04 Endeavor Detroit

Endeavor Detroit provides Michigan-based entrepreneurs with a world-renowned suite of services and programs along with access to an exclusive mentorship network to accelerate the growth of their companies. Benefits of selection to Endeavor Detroit include introductions through a network of more than 3,000 local and international business mentors along with access to capital, talent and […]


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August 04 Centrepolis Accelerator (Southfield SmartZone)

Formerly known as the LTU Collaboratory, Centrepolis Accelerator is a hands-on, regional resource center at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield fostering business growth and economic vitality. They assist entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and second stage start-ups in growing and launching their ideas through education, resources, networking, mentoring and connection to funding sources, all in our state-of-the-art collaborative […]


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