Register, Apply, Compete!

For 10 years now, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) has fueled the growth of early-stage startups in Michigan–offering mentorship, visibility, capital, and access to investors. This is your chance to get in front of some of the most active startup investors in the state, develop relationships with other Michigan startups, and compete for awards totaling almost $1 million.



Step 1: Register. If you plan to compete, we must receive your registration by August 16.

Step 2: Complete Application. All applications must be completed by August 31. Application fee of $100 is waived if completed by August 16.

Step 3: Compete. On November 13 semi-finalists will pitch to investors and a panel of judges during the afternoon of the event. Finalists will move on to pitch to the entire AMIC audience that evening.



To participate in Accelerate Michigan, your company must meet all 6 of the following requirements:

1. Competed in Accelerate Michigan no more than twice before

2. Not received more than $25,000 in awards from Accelerate Michigan

3. Raised less than $3 million in capital investment

4. Less than $5 million in annual revenue

5. Potential to achieve more than $10 million in revenue within 5 years

6. Is a scalable, technology-based business that is beyond proof of concept


Past Grand Prize Winners include:

2010: Armune BioScience
2011: Celsee
2012: Algal Scientific
2013: VNN
2014: SkySpecs
2015: Banza
2016: SPLT
2017: Orbion Space Technology
2018: VerteCore