Accelerate Michigan highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next generation technology. The competition features the best and brightest seed-stage businesses to regional investors while awarding nearly $1,000,000 in prizes. Since inception, previous prize winners have fueled over 1000 jobs and raised more than $550,000,000 in venture capital. Previous winners include: Banza (2015), SkySpecs (2014), Varsity News Network (2013), Algal Scientific (2012), Celsee Diagnostics (2011) & Armune BioScience (2010).
The competition is one of the largest business competitions in North America with a $500,000 Grand Prize and another $500,000+ in cash & in-kind prizes.
The agenda will consist of company & student pitches, entrepreneur-investor networking, and the Gala Award Dinner, which will all take place at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit on November 3rd, 2016.
Accelerate Michigan is operated by Invest Detroit with the support from
the New Economy Initiative, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation,
Ann Arbor SPARK, Invest Michigan, Michigan Venture Capital Association,
Spartan Innovations, the Michigan Small Business Development Corporation & JR Turnbull.
Apply at acceleratemichigan.submittable.com!