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MTEC SmartZone start-up company, QTEK, LLC receives ‘New Business Idea’ award in state competition

HOUGHTON, Michigan (June 25, 2013) – A growing MTEC SmartZone start-up company that developed an antimicrobial technology, earned an award in a business plan competition in East Lansing.


QTEK, LLC founders Bowen Li and Amy Zhi received the “New Business Idea” award during the Statewide Business Plan Competition Award Ceremony, held on June 18 at Michigan State University. The event was hosted by Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ), a support organization that assists entrepreneurs in starting, developing or accelerating high-growth businesses.


MTEC SmartZone welcomes two new tenants to Jutila Center

Early Spring Productions and LeClaire Surveying Services LLC create 5 new jobs in Hancock


HANCOCK, Michigan (June 20, 2013) – Two start-up ventures hit the ground running this month with support from MTEC SmartZone. Early Spring Productions, LLC and LeClaire Surveying Services, LLC are the newest tenants of Jutila Center business incubator, and combined, they’ve created five new jobs in Hancock.


MTEC SmartZone Provides Local Companies With Exporting Assistance to Finland

May 30, 2013, Houghton, MI – As part of FinnFest USA 2013, MTEC SmartZone is
hosting and promoting a number of opportunities for Michigan based
companies to identify their next technology service or product sale.
The events also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to showcase
their technology-based businesses and network with regional, state,
and international business support specialists.


MTEC SmartZone helps local professional women unleash their entrepreneurial spirit

HOUGHTON, Michigan (May 20, 2013) – Four local professional women who share a strong drive for starting their own technology ventures are close to turning those aspirations into reality.


Michigan Technological University Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Megan Frost is among the group of women participating in a nationally renowned program designed to guide women through the process of starting their own technology companies.


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