December 9, 2010 9:35
Michigan is a vibrant venue for business opportunity and innovation, and the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition has proven that. The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the largest business plan competition in the world. Designed to fuel entrepreneurial innovation-based business growth in our state by awarding companies and students more than $1 million in cash and in-kind services, software, and staffing, the competition received over 600 entries in total. Today, Dec. 9, marks the first of a three day conference that culminates on Saturday, Dec. 11 with a keynote address by Governor Elect Rick Snyder and the announcement of the top company winners.
The best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs will be presented at the three day conference, exposing those opportunities to potential investment capital and fostering their growth here in Michigan. The competition targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on our state's economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.
Bank of Ann Arbor is proud to sponsor this competition. Bank of Ann Arbor's Technology Industry Group helps new tech businesses in their efforts to become successful tech companies The Technology Industry Group is one of only a handful of banking groups across the country focused on providing loans and cash management services to small and mid-sized innovation based businesses. Its products and services are helping new economy businesses grow and create jobs for Michigan’s future. For more information, give Michael Cole or Mark Holtz a call at 734-662-1600.