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August 15 eLab Ventures

eLab Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in businesses where AI is the difference in creating market disruption. We believe that talent is broadly distributed although opportunity is not. We strive to work with and support founders from all backgrounds who are building the most impactful technology businesses in the world.


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August 14 Macomb-Oakland University INCubator

The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator supports economic development in Southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging research and development in the targeted industries of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing, and technology. Its mission is to provide comprehensive development and support services to startup and emerging businesses, support an entrepreneurial climate, commercialize new […]


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August 14 MTU Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement

The Michigan Tech Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement (IIE) works closely with startups and established companies to identify commercial needs and match them with research discoveries, technologies, and faculty expertise that can help overcome technical challenges or present new market opportunities. IIE can act as a single point of entry to craft a relationship […]


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August 14 WMU Business Technology and Research Park

WMU’s BTR Park fosters mutually beneficial relationships that involve resident businesses, the University and the Kalamazoo community. The private-sector firms located at the Park are recruited from three key business sectors — life sciences, advanced engineering and information technology. The Park is located on WMU’s 265-acre Parkview Campus, the home of WMU’s highly regarded College […]


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August 14 WSU Innovation Warriors

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 […]


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August 14 Hope College Entrepreneurial Program

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 […]


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August 14 Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU (Muskegon SmartZone)

The Muskegon Innovation Hub (the Hub) is a business innovation center that provides coaching, funding, networking, and a synergistic work environment to help businesses and entrepreneurs maximize their growth potential. We are a key partner in the region’s innovation ecosystem, supporting startup businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovation teams.


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August 14 OU INC (Rochester Hills SmartZone)

OU INC is a state-designated SmartZone business incubator and technology accelerator. OU INC’s mission is to advance the economic strength of the region by transforming industry and university innovations into commercial successes. Its vision is to be recognized as an integral contributor to Southeast Michigan’s success as a global hub of high-tech companies led by […]


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August 14 MSU Technologies

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 […]


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August 14 Spartan Innovations (Grand Rapids SmartZone)

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.


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