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MTEC SmartZone leads creation of angel investor network to aid local MTEC SmartZone startups

HOUGHTON, Michigan (November 10, 2014) – MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University’s Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement are developing an angel investor network in the Upper Peninsula, to connect a growing number of early-stage start-ups with capital. The goal is to spur small business growth and sustainability and create jobs. According to MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark, because technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, there is a greater need for research and testing before going to market. Meanwhile, federal funds are becoming scarcer.

Finnish Fulbright Scholar to share international start-up wisdom and experience

HOUGHTON, Michigan (October 27, 2014) – MTEC SmartZone presents Fulbright Scholar Dr. Jari Luomakoski, who will enlighten current and prospective entrepreneurs and business owners on the topic, Minimizing Start-Up Risk: The Finnish Experience. The lecture, followed by questions and networking, is on Thursday, October 30, at 5 p.m. at the Powerhouse Building in Houghton. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Finnish American Chamber, MTEC SmartZone, and Finlandia University. Refreshments will be provided.


More than 20 U.P. companies attend DARPA workshop to learn how to compete and win government contracts

HOUGHTON, Michigan (June 20, 2014) – More than 20 representatives from Michigan Technological University and Upper Peninsula businesses participated in a free training workshop, May 28, to learn how to compete for and win Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracts. “Understanding and Navigating DARPA Research and Development, a Michigan-Sponsored Workshop,” was hosted by MTEC SmartZone.

U.P. companies invited to DARPA training workshop to learn how to compete for and win contracts

HOUGHTON, Michigan (April 30, 2014) – In May, MTEC SmartZone is hosting a free training workshop for Upper Peninsula companies interested in learning how to compete for and win Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracts. “Understanding and Navigating DARPA Research and Development, a Michigan-Sponsored Workshop,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 28, at the Advanced Technology Development Complex in Houghton. Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.


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