News Archives - Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Winners Announced

7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Winners Announced Companies & Student Ventures Win More Than $1M at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit Friday, November 4th, 2016 – After a full day of presentations from 35 early-stage companies & 27 student entrepreneurs, the audience of more than 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders gathered at the Cobo Center […]



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


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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 […]


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 […]