The alliance, which consists of University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, placed last in launching startups over the five-year period.
Organizers of a seminar aimed at teaching community activists how to start and maintain a non-profit organization are already looking into holding another such event.
The Ferndale Soup is a monthly dinner in which attendees pay $5 for a meal, listen to several ideas for small projects, and vote on the best one.
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman says a new program will help accelerate businesses that can contribute to the state’s economy.
The Michigan Strategic Fund is awarding $25 million to eight organizations that will support entrepreneurs in launching and growing companies throughout the state.
Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center has received a grant to enhance the center’s business incubator program that supports energy and technology-related business start-ups.