A pitch competition that supports Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors while building connections with entrepreneurs, business acceleration resources, and experts in their sector during carefully curated individual meetings.
Accelerate Michigan supports entrepreneurs who are taking risks and driving innovation in high-tech industries. The competition features the best and brightest seed-stage businesses and introduces them to angel and venture capital firms while awarding up to $1,000,000 in cash and prizes including a $250,000 investment from Investment Sponsor, Ann Arbor SPARK.
For 2018, we will introduce a new format that gives startups more individual time with investors and high-profile mentors, the opportunity for investors to pitch their firms, and a bigger and better public
Past Grand Prize Winners:
2010: Armune BioScience
2012: Algal Scientific
2017: Orbion Space Technology