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The Accelerate Michigan business plan competition in December 2010

Accelerate Michigan Opens

The second annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition opened Monday. Through the competition, more than $1 million in cash, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, to entrepreneurial businesses willing to grow in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2011

The Accelerate Michigan business plan competition in December 2010

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition To Return — With $1 Million

One of the world’s richest business plan competitions is coming back to Michigan this fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2011


UM Student Startups Excel At Rice University Competition

The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today announced that several student-run startups have been awarded top prizes at this year’s Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest and richest graduate-level business plan competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2011

TiE Detroit

TiE Detroit Sponsors Business Plan Competition

TiE Detroit — the entrepreneurial organization that started out for Indian expatriates, but which has since growth beyond those original roots — is adding another business plan competiton to the Southeast Michigan mix. The TiEQuest […]



Two UM Teams In Rice University Business Plan Competition

Two teams from the University of Michigan are among 42 teams selected from around the world to compete in the finals of the Rice University Business Plan Competition.


The Eastern Michigan University student center.

EMU Picks Finalists For Biz Plan Competition

Six business plans were selected as finalists for the Eastern Michigan University Skandalaris Business Plan Competition as high school and university students will compete for cash prizes totaling $5,000.


The exhibit floor Monday evening at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship 2011 at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor

ACE ’11 Ignites Entrepreneurs

The future of Michigan took to the stage at Ann Arbor’s gorgeous Skyline High School Monday night for the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship 2011 in a business plan competition that capped six hours of valuable information and networking for current and would-be entrepreneurs.


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Cancer Diagnosis Firm Wins $500K Top Biz Plan Prize

Kalamazoo-based Armune BioScience won the $500,000 first prize in the Accelerate Michigan busines plan competition Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2010

Gov.-Elect Rick Snyder (third from left) with the leaders of the Accelerate Michigan business plan competition, including University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman (second from left)

Snyder To Entrepreneurs: Bright Future Ahead

Gov.-Elect Rick Snyder had encouraging words for all participants in Accelerate Michigan, the business plan competition held Thursday through Saturday at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex. “For startups, lack of success is not […]



Accelerate Michigan Names Student Winners

The Accelerate Michigan business plan competition featured a full day of company presentations and panel discussions Friday. And Friday evening, the competition named the winners of its student business plan contest, passing out $60,000 in prize money.