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WHERE ARE THE WINNERS TODAY: BANZA / 2015 WINNER

WHERE ARE THE WINNERS? 2015 Accelerate Michigan Grand Prize Winner Company Profile: Founded – 2014 Location – Detroit, MI Employees – 11 Total Fundraised – $1.9M+ Leadership – Brian Rudolph, Co-Founder Scott Rudolph, Co-Founder     Banza is a food innovation company that prides itself in making staple food products more nutritious with key ingredients. […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]