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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 […]


WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: ARMUNE BIOSCIENCE / 2010 WINNER

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS? 2010 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner   Company Profile: Founded – 2008 Location – Kalamazoo, MI Employees – 11 Total Fundraised – $11.9M+ Leadership – David Esposito, CEO Eli Thomssen, Chief Business Officer Sue Crookston, CFO Jim Arthurs, Chief Operating Officer Jeanne Ohrnberger, PhD, Laboratory Director     The Accelerate Michigan […]


AMIC Applicants by the Numbers

The Accelerate Michigan team cast a wide net this year to attract the best and brightest high-growth, high-tech companies to apply for the competition this year. Through our partners across the state, we were able to garner upwards of 200 company applications spanning across 9 sectors. However, only 36 of these initial company applicants will make […]


08.25.16 | Accelerate Michigan, we’ll help you win half a million dollars – Twitter AMA.

We are Accelerate Michigan, we’ll help you win half a million dollars – AMA. Join us on Thursday, August 25th at 2pm to get all your questions answered about the upcoming competition! Let’s talk about: What makes a strong application. What the road to the finals looks like. The judges scoring your applications & pitches. […]


Black Enterprise: Win $1M in Cash & In-kind Prizes to Help Get Your Startup Off the Ground

Original Article by Carolyn M. Brown can be found at Black Enterprise. Accelerate Michigan’s Innovation Challenge helps entrepreneurs attract investors Ten years ago, if a Detroit entrepreneur wanted to find an investor to get his or her startup off the ground, that founder would go west. But investors and entrepreneurs—many in high-tech fields–are no longer just looking to Silicon […]


DBusiness: 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition to Feature New Venue and Program

Original Article by Emma Klug can be found at DBusiness. The seventh annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a nationwide pitch event to be held Nov. 3, will be moved to Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and feature a new program that consolidates the event into a single day. Previously, the competition, which offered selected companies […]


Accelerate Michigan back for 7th year

This article originally appears in Crain’s Detroit There will be a seventh annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition this fall in Detroit, alleviating worries that budget issues might halt its run as one of the largest business plan competitions in the country. An eighth annual event in 2017 remains in doubt. The grand prize of $500,000 […]



Google-style perks lure millennial workers on LI

This article originally appears in Newsday. Photo credit: Audrey C. Tiernan Long Island companies that employ millennials in hot fields such as Internet design, software and digital marketing are showering employees with Google-style perks — from manicure stations to Nerf-gun shootouts to all-expenses-paid vacations. ArkNet Media, a Garden City company that runs a stable of […]