HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 12, 2013) – Commercializing a new technology can cost more time and money than entrepreneurs can afford. Along with the fear of failing, these issues are often cited as reasons many great ideas never make it to market. To help beginning-stage inventors determine early if their idea will turn into a successful business opportunity, MTEC SmartZone created SmartStart.
Lansing-based retirement solutions firm, Jackson®, opens satellite office in Lakeshore Center
HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 5, 2013) – Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®) is a growing retirement solutions provider headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. Their information technology (IT) department helps manage Jackson’s growth, which makes hiring talented IT professionals crucial to the company’s success.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 28, 2013) – Talon Research, a graduate company of the MTEC SmartZone Lakeshore Center, has been given the 2012 Keweenaw “Spark Plug Award” for Innovation.
Each year, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and co-host MTEC SmartZone sponsor the Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards.
The Innovation award recognizes companies that pursue commercialization of new, innovative products or services that have significant promise for local economic growth and employment.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 25, 2013) -- MTEC SmartZone, a high-tech business incubator in Houghton, Michigan, contributed significantly to the economic vibrancy of the local business community in 2012, creating over 50 jobs. For that reason, they received a Keweenaw Spark Plug Award for "Growth."
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and co-host MTEC SmartZone, sponsored the annual Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards to recognize area businesses for extraordinary successes in 2012. Businesses were nominated by Chamber and KEDA members.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 16, 2013) – Entrepreneurs are faced with many unique challenges when starting a new technology company, from formulating successful business plans to securing start-up funds. The process can be emotional and discouraging, yet exciting and invigorating. To help early stage firms overcome these challenges, MTEC SmartZone has hired experienced startup business consultant Jeff Banker.
November 15, 2012 – MTEC SmartZone is at the center of a growing hub of entrepreneurism and high-tech business development in Upper Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula. Founded in 2002, MTEC SmartZone provides the facilities, expertise and resources for university research commercialization, corporate R&D innovation and technology start-ups in the remote region.