SE Michigan firms dominate Accelerate Michigan competition

Eleven startups took home cash prizes at last week's Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition and each one of them is based in southeast Michigan. While Ann Arbor-based firms took home the lion's…

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MEDC exec touts ‘Michigan Entrepreneurship 2.0’ but sees more opportunities

There are many locally-based organizations focused on entrepreneurship and supporting small business development across the Detroit region. However, theMichigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) is a statewide agency focused on economic…

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Detroit Needs Talented People . . . And It’s Getting Them

Andrew Yang | Techonomy Detroit’s unique challenges have given rise to bold policy prescriptions and created a hotbed of opportunities. Marc Andreessen recently suggested making drones legal to help turn the city…

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New Economy Initiative pumps $11.5M into programs to build businesses, jobs in Detroit

By Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business Detroit’s entrepreneurial support system has been given a $11.5 million boost this year so far from theNew Economy Initiative. The grants are funding programs meant…

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Detroit’s Venture for America Fellows compete for Innovation Fund startup capital

In recent years, several talent attraction and development fellowship programs have sprung up in Detroit, each pairing young and mid-career professionals with jobs in public, private, and non-profit organizations based…

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Invest Detroit wins $2M from state fund to support startups

Invest Detroit was the big winner Tuesday at the meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund. The nonprofit, which is affiliated with Business Leaders for Michigan, was approved for two awards, totaling almost $2 million.…

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Detroit attracts national attention for Urban Innovation Districts

June 12, 2014 LANSING - Detroit is one of several key U.S. cities attracting national attention for cultivating “urban innovation districts” in what is cited as a groundbreaking approach to…

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