Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
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When
November 16, 2017
Where
Detroit Masonic Temple
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The Investor Event of the Year
Accelerate Michigan has been highlighted as one of the premier events in the Great Lakes region for high-growth companies & venture investors. Awarding up yo $1,000,000 in cash & in-kind prizes, the Competition attracts more than 200 company applications annually and will push 36 companies through to the Semi-Final Pitches on November 16th to compete for the $500,000 Grand Prize among other prizes. Accelerate Michigan generates great exposure for elite companies through partnerships with prominent North American investors, venture-focused publications & quality accelerator programs. This competition is often regarded as THE launchpad for Great Lakes startups!
About

Investor Judges

Accelerate Michigan works with regional venture capital firms & entrepreneurial support organizations to screen, mentor and judge competing companies for the $500,000 Grand Prize. As we get closer to the date, we will publish profiles of all participating investors!

See our Judges from 2016
Students
Accelerate Michigan has partnered with Spartan Innovations to host a student-centric pitch competition that will award $10,000+ in cash prizes to the top student-led businesses across the state. More information about this competition – company eligibility, company application, and deliverables – will be posted soon. However, it should be known that students from any Michigan-based college or university will be able to participate and compete for the winnings.
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November 16, 2017
Each year Accelerate Michigan attracts more than 500 attendees from across the region and awards more than $1,000,000 in cash & in-kind prizes. This is by far one of the most exciting venture-focused events in the state of Michigan, stay tuned for additional updates on the program, companies, investor judges & more!

Partners

Accelerate Michigan would not exist without the generosity of its private, foundation, and public partners. Through their vision of a new Michigan with a fast growing tech economy, we are able to bring this amazing event each year.

PRESENTING PARTNER
SUPPORTING PARTNERS