If you are sitting on an idea for the “Next Big Thing,” you can now compete to win the financial support necessary to launch your idea or grow your company to the next stage. The best and brightest business thinkers are invited to sharpen their pencils and enter their business plans in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. With over $1 million in cash awards and in-kind contributions of services, staffing, and software, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the nation’s largest monetary prize contest and offers serious support for winning business concepts.
Now in its second year, BLM is proud to join with the University Research Corridor and other key sponsors to make this competition a reality. The Accelerate Michigan competition invites strong contenders from our universities and across the world to capitalize and invest in our state. We’re looking for new concepts that can be moved into the marketplace quickly and for mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with great ideas for growing their companies to scale to remain here for the long haul.
If you’re ready to take it to the next level, enter now and make your ideas a winning new reality. Register today at http://www.acceleratemichigan.org/
The application deadlines: Companies must submit their applications by August 10; Students have until September 30 to submit their applications. Winners will be announced on November 16-17.
Even if you’re not planning to submit a concept this year, this competition — and the entrepreneurs who race to lead it — are fast becoming the ones to watch as we retool, redevelop and revamp Michigan’s economy.