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Michigan-Based Resources
These organizations provide access to entrepreneurial networks, the opportunity to build statewide relationships, and to learn about all aspects of business creation and growth.

Entrepreneurial Organizations | Venture Capital Firms | Angel Groups

Entrepreneurial Organizations
Ann Arbor SPARK
SPARK's mission is to advance innnovation-based company creation and growth in greater Ann Arbor by building community through continual proactive support of entrepreneurs, businesses, university technology transfer offices and networking organizations.

Automation Alley
Automation Alley is Southeast Michigan's regional technology cluster that brings together businesses, educators and government to help entrepreneurs accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and services.

Biotechnology Business Consultants
The consulting team brings together a depth and breadth of experience in all aspects of developing and growing life science companies. They offer training classes on a variety of topics relevant to life science institutions, companies and entrepreneurs.

Consumer and Industry Service (CIS)
The CIS Corporate Division offers forms needed to incorporate in Michigan as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), or Limited Partnership (LP). Also, forms to register a trademark, service mark, or insignia.

Edward Lowe Foundation
The Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit by assisting groups of second-stage business owners and the organizations that serve them. The Foundation's web sites and retreat programs help entrepreneurs to successfully take their businesses to the next level. 

Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest
The Quest is the state-wide business plan competition that encourages and educates entrepreneurs on the creation, start-up and early growth stages of high growth businesses within the state of Michigan.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
MEDC delivers distinct groups of products and services to promote the state's economic growth, tailoring services to reflect community diversity and meet the needs of individual companies seeking to locate or expand in Michigan.

MichBio connects Michigan's life sciences community of people, companies, and resources, driving the growth of this industry in Michigan. 

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC)
MI-SBTDC offers information, counseling, training, and research for new ventures, existing small businesses, and innovative technology companies in Michigan.

NEW Center
NEW helps nonprofits succeed by providing resources, technology, and services that meet the challenges of doing more with less.

New Enterprise Forum
The Ann Arbor-based New Enterprise Forum is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1986 to help area entrepreneurs grow their businesses by linking them with potential joint venture partners, mentors, business services, capital, and other critical resources.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan (PTACs)
The state's 12 PTACs provide federal, state, and local government contract assistance for Michigan businesses.

Pure Michigan Business Connect
MEDC Portal that introduces Michigan companies to opportunities that help them grow and expand.

Service Core Of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE volunteers, available through the online database of local area offices, provide free business counseling to America's entrepreneurs.

Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)
SBAM is a statewide trade association organized for the exclusive intent and concern of small business in Michigan. The Association provides programs and services to help improve the business climate and conditions in which small business operates.

Southwest Michigan First
Southwest Michigan First is the catalyst stimulating growth across the Kalamazoo Region. Southwest Michigan First has expanded life science startups to incorporate ideas and innovations in advanced manufacturing, engineering and technology.

Washtenaw Development Council (WDC)
WDC is the leading economic development organization for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

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Venture Capital Firms
Arbor Partners, LLC
Apjohn Ventures
ARCH Development Partners
Blue Water Capital
Camelot Ventures
Detroit Investment Fund
EDF Ventures
M Group
Michigan Venture Capital Association
North Coast Technology Investors, LP
Seneca Health Partners
TGap Ventures
Tullis-Dickerson & Co, Inc

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Angel Groups
Ann Arbor Angels
The Ann Arbor Angels is a collaborative non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between angel investors and early stage technology-based companies in Southeastern Michigan.

Grand Angels
The Grand Angels utilize financial, intellectual and networking capital to promote the success of young growing companies and to enhance the economic development of West Michigan.

Great Lakes Angels
The Great Lakes Angels organize and mentor angels and provide a forum for them to grow in knowledge and wealth and foster more of the same to help invest in entrepreneurial companies in the region.

Wolverine Angel Network
The Wolverine Angel Network is an angel network of University of Michigan alumni and available only to company applicants who have a verifiable affiliation to U-M.

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