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Local High Tech Company Participates in Spark Entrepreneur Boot Camp - Event highlight was the ‘Shark Tank’ investor pitch.

Ann Arbor, Michigan ( May 3, 2012) – In March, local technology start-up, T&T Technology LLC, journeyed to Ann Arbor to participate in a two-day, intensive business boot camp for entrepreneurs.


T&T owners, Bill & Kay Tislar, traveled with MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark and another local entrepreneur, to MTEC SmartZone’s sister incubator in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the Ann Arbor Spark Entrepreneur Boot Camp.


MTEC SmartZone Sponsors Michigan Tech Student Entrepreneurs at New Venture Competition - Students bring home $45,000 in prizes!

HOUGHTON, Michigan (May 1, 2012) – Nine student-entrepreneurial teams from Michigan Technological University competed against 21 Central Michigan teams for $65,000 in prizes, at a recent business plan competition in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Several Michigan Tech students came home winners, and were presented certificates of achievement by event sponsor, MTEC SmartZone.


Young Local Entrepreneur Travels to Ann Arbor for SPARK Boot Camp

Ann Arbor, Michigan (April 30, 2012) – Adam Gibson, a young, local entrepreneur, at first glance looks like the video-gamer kid next door. While he is exactly that, Adam, 22, is also the creative force behind an Internet-based promotional tracking tool developed for marketing and advertising agencies. He also devised algorithms for financial trading, creating a program now used by brokerage firms in New York City. Adam has many other great ideas, but he’s not sure where to go next.


MTEC SmartZone’s Entrepreneur Support Center Presents Awards Local success stories highlighted during Pure Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Services Program.

HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 27, 2012) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Entrepreneurial Services Bus Tour concluded in Houghton on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Michigan Technological University’s Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC). Houghton marked the final stop of the tour, which spanned five days and 15 stops throughout Michigan.


Pure Michigan Entrepreneurial Services Bus Tour Concludes in Houghton - Michigan Economic Development Corporation presented over 20 programs to help Michigan entrepreneurs.

HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 26, 2012) – Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Entrepreneurial Services Bus Tour concluded in Houghton on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Michigan Technological University’s Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC). Houghton marked the final stop of the tour, which spanned five days and 15 stops throughout Michigan. The one-time-only tour targeted university communities and entrepreneurs to highlight over 20 state programs available to help early stage technology companies.

Pure Michigan Entrepreneurial Services Tour to Visit Houghton - Event to showcase successful business startups and support services from state-funded service providers

HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 9, 2012) – Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will conclude its 2012, 15-stop statewide tour in Houghton on Wednesday, April 25, at Michigan Technological University Advanced Technology’s Development Center (ATDC). Entrepreneurs and high-growth-potential businesses are invited to learn how to access 30 business support programs through MEDC, which dedicates $25 million each year to help build high-growth-potential companies through programs and venture capital.


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