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.

The program in Houghton will begin at 8 a.m. with an expo to showcase successful entrepreneurs and participants from the Entrepreneur Support Center. At 8:30, three of the businesses will be honored with awards to recognize their accomplishments, including Business of the Year, Innovative Product of the Year and Student Start-up of the Year. The awards are determined by service providers who worked with the businesses during their start-up phase. At 9 a.m., MEDC will conclude the event with a detailed review of available support programs and service providers funded by the State of Michigan.

For more information on the Entrepreneurial Services Bus Tour stop in Houghton, please contact MTEC SmartZone (906) 487–7000.