Monday, August 8, 2011

Accelerate Michigan applications due Aug. 10 from Techtown

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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Wednesday August 10
Company Application Deadline

$500,000 Grand Prize * $150,000 Runner up
Ten additional $25,000 prizes
More than $250,000 in in-kind services

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is open to any early stage business — from anywhere in the world.

What we're looking for are companies that have a strong technology or concept and serious growth potential.

If you think that $500,000 would give your company the boost to move it to the next level —
please apply to compete. Please contact us at info@acceleratemichigan.org if you have any questions.

Note: These are not rigid critera, they're guidelines.
Technology
  • Innovative and proven (past proof of concept)
  • At a commercial stage
Finance
  • Potential to achieve $10+ million in annual revenue in the next five years
  • Have raised no more than $2 million in VC investment
Companies will select to compete in one of 9 sectors:
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Transportation
  • Alternative Energy
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Information Technology
  • Life Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Next Generation Manufacturing
  • Products and Services
Founders
New Economy Initiative Ann Arbor SPARK Automation Alley Macomb Incubator TechTown
Premium Sponsors
Platinum
Media
University Research Corridor Business Leaders for Michigan Business Leaders for Michigan Business Leaders for Michigan Business Leaders for Michigan Business Leaders for Michigan


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