Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition which highlights Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by uncovering the best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs, exposing those opportunities to potential investment capital and fostering their growth within Michigan.
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on Michigan’s economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.
With more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the world’s largest business plan competition.
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is open to any early stage business – from anywhere in the world. What we’re looking for are companies that have a strong technology or concept and serious growth potential. If you think that your company is the next FedEx, Facebook or Pfizer – and that $500,000 would give you the boost to move it to the next level – please apply to compete. Visit Accelerate Michigan for more information.
Are you a Michigan college student with an innovative business idea? We’re looking for ideas that can scale and be valuable job creators. The "Student Competition" is open to students enrolled for at least two classes in a Michigan public or private university or college for the fall 2012 semester. Cash prizes total $50,000 with a Grand Prize of $25,000. Visit Accelerate Michigan for more information on prizes and entry guidelines.