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Accelerate Michigan Startup Competition Extends Deadline, Criteria Expanded

Billed as the “World’s Largest Startup Competition,” the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition extends deadline to October 13, 2010.

” 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.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on Michigan’s economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.

With more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the world’s largest business plan competition.”

Startups will compete in one of nine industry sectors:

Advanced Materials; Advanced Transportation; Alternative Energy; Defense and Homeland Security; Information Technology; Life Science; Medical Devices; Next Generation Manufacturing; Products and Services

Press Release: [more]
Accelerate Michigan Competition [website]
Student Competition [website]
AccelerateMI [Twitter]

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  1. October 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for bringing the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition to your readers’ attention. Grand prize is $500,000 to be awarded to an entrepreneur and $25,000 awarded to a student. There are categories for both Michigan and non-Michigan residents. If anyone has questions, you can email us at info@acceleratemichigan.org

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