October 2016 - Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: SKYSPECS / 2014 WINNER

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS? 2014 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner Company Profile: Founded – 2012 Location – Ann Arbor, MI Employees – 12 Total Fundraised – $4.3M+ Leadership – Danny Ellis, Co-Founder Tom Brady, Co-Founder SkySpecs is an automated inspection company that has developed software to enable drones to autonomously survey industrial infrastructure and machinery […]




WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY?

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY? 2010 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner 2011 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner 2012 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner 2013 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner 2014 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner 2015 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner


WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: Varsity News Network / 2013 Winner

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY? 2013 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner Company Profile: Founded – 2011 Location – Grand Rapids, MI Employees – 71 Total Fundraised – $10.6M Leadership – Ryan Vaughn, CEO Varsity News Network (VNN) has created a centralized hub for localities to communicate, engage and manage the fanfare surrounding high school athletics. VNN […]


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WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: ALGAL SCIENTIFIC / 2012 WINNER

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS? 2012 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner Company Profile: Founded – 2009 Location – Plymouth, MI Employees – 20 Total Fundraised – $10.5M Leadership – Geoff Horst, Co-Founder   Algal Scientific, the 2012 Grand Prize winner of Accelerate Michigan, has developed an algae-based process that removes and recovers nutrients from wastewater to […]


WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: CELSEE DIAGNOSTICS / 2011 WINNER

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS? 2011 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner Company Profile: Founded – 2010 Location –Plymouth, MI Employees – 11 Total Fundraised – $10M+ Leadership – Kalyan “Handy” Handique, Ph.D., President & CEO Priya Gogoi, Co-Founder & VP of Research & Strategy Saedeh Sepehri, Co-Founder & Director of Operations Yixin Wang, Ph.D., Chief Scientific […]


Announcement: Semi-Finalists for the Seventh Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Semi-Finalists for the Seventh Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Announced 36 Semi-finalists to Compete for $1 Million in Cash and Prizes DETROIT – October 7, 2016 – The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, one of largest business competitions in the country, is pleased to announce its semifinalists for its seventh annual program. “Accelerate Michigan prides itself on […]