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.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 1, 2012) – In 2009, MTEC SmartZone received grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the renovation and redesign of Michigan Tech’s Lakeshore Center. MTEC SmartZone, the first floor tenant of the building, worked closely with U.P. Engineers & Architects to ensure the 2010 building renovation was as “green” as possible, based on a contingency for the grant monies.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (February 21, 2012) – The term ‘War for Talent’ was first popular in the late 1990s, and it has resurfaced again because our new knowledge-based economy has created an urgency for talent in technology fields. Companies are desperate for engineers and are looking to research universities for the most innovative minds and freshest talent.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 23, 2012) – Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recently announced an award to MTEC SmartZone for $750,000 as part of a $6 million statewide fund for high-performance business incubators and accelerators in Michigan. Today, the check was presented to MTEC SmartZone Board of Directors and CEO, Marilyn Clark.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 12, 2012) – MTEC SmartZone recently appointed three new business leaders to its Board of Directors: Dinah Adkins, author and former President and CEO of the National Business Incubation Association; Peter W. Farner, Partner in TGap Ventures, an early stage Michigan-based venture firm; and Dave Haviland, founder of Phimation and expert consultant for Stage 2 businesses.
Houghton, Michigan (November 11, 2011) – Businesses growing in MTEC SmartZone are seeing many benefits as they hire bright, innovative technology students from Michigan Technological University. Engineering students have proven to be a very capable workforce, enabling companies to save money, maintain quality and help boost the local economy.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (November 8, 2011) – The annual Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch Competition will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011, in Fisher 139 on the campus of Michigan Technological University. The deadline to register is this Friday, November 11. The competition is open to both Michigan Tech and Finlandia University students.