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
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 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.
Eastern Michigan University Center for Product Research and Development
The Center helps manufacturing companies to grow and innovators to develop prototype and new products. IT offers a wide variety of services from working with concepts and patent searches to completed prototypes.
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.
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 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.
New Product Works
NewProductWorks team of marketing experts provide consulting services utilizing a dynamic process to develop new ideas and practical, grounded-in-the-market products.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan (PTACs)
The state's 12 PTACs provide federal, state, and local government contract assistance for Michigan businesses.
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.
This portal, provided by MEDC, offers information about the impact of Michigan's technology on the state, nation, and world.
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.
Development Council (WDC)
WDC is the leading economic development organization for the
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
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Venture Capital Firms
Venture Capital Association
Coast Technology Investors, LP
& Co, Inc
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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.
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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