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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 […]


Ann Arbor startups score big wins at Accelerate Michigan

This article originally appears in semistartup.com. When Steve Schwartz went up to collect the ceremonial $100,000 check for taking second place at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition last week, he was surprised but not shocked. The CTO of Genomenon didn’t expect to win big, but he knew the Ann Arbor-based startup’s team has a lot of potential […]


Why we need to keep building Accelerate Michigan into an economic game changer

This article originally appears in MetroMode/a>.   I went to the sixth annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition last week and couldn’t help but think of one name, Rick Weddle. For seven years, Rick Weddle served as the CEO ofResearch Triangle Park, one of world’s most envied tech centers based near North Carolina’s major research universities. […]


Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City

This article originally appears in Entrepreneur. Photo credit: Sam Kaplan Photography After earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ashrit Kamireddi was prepared to go wherever he had to in order to raise seed money to grow VeryApt, his apartment-review platform. But thanks to a $100,000 angel investment from Philadelphia’s […]


Power Pasta

This article originally appears in Time. Photo Credit: Gregory Reid for TIME Banza Chickpea Pasta / $4+ per 8 oz. box Available at EatBanza.com “When people think of pasta, they almost always think, I ate way too much and now I feel like crap,” says Brian Rudolph. Not so with his brand, which is made […]


The most innovative cities in America

This article originally appears in CNN Money.   Photo Credit: CNN Money Need is often a prime driver of innovation — and Detroit needs a lot. There’s a new land bank charged with helping get people back into the city’s thousands of abandoned homes. The land bank itself is part of a broader plan to […]


MEET THE MASTERMIND BEHIND 800 NEW JOBS IN MICHIGAN

This article originally appears in FastCompany.   Lauren Bigelow is living proof that, if you haven’t figured out your career path yet, you’re doing just fine. Bigelow started her career working in the wine industry for nearly a decade, then decided to get her Ph.D. in prehistoric archeology. Toward the end of her dissertation, she […]