Incubators & Competitions
Local Business Development Resources
Start Garden The type of idea were looking for is an idea that could, potentially, become a business. Each week we invest $5,000 in two ideas. One is chosen by Start Garden. The other is the one with the most endorsements from the general public. We want to invest in what you like. Each $5,000 idea has about two months to do something interesting. Then you must return in person to give an update at a public event. Your update informs the Start Garden team if your project is ready for $20,000.
Lakeshore Advantage We help businesses thrive by providing solutions that support the growth of existing companies and companies looking to relocate on the Lakeshore. We are a catalyst for bringing together the intellectual, operational and developmental resources that aid in the growth of existing companies and start-ups alike.
Innovation Competition Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition which highlights Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by uncovering the best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs, exposing those opportunities to potential investment capital and fostering their growth within Michigan.
GLEQ Business Plan Competition The mission of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, and its competition, is to continually encourage and educate entrepreneurs on the creation, start up and early growth stages of high-growth businesses within the state of Michigan. This will be accomplished by linking entrepreneurs pursuing high-growth opportunities with access to a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high quality education, management talent and capital at every stage of development.