accelerate michigan innovation

The 7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a New Economy Initiative-supported event, will be taking place on Thursday, November 3, at the newly-renovated Cobo Convention Center in Detroit. The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition application portal opens Monday, July 18.

To apply for the opportunity to pitch your business for an illustrious $500,000 Grand Prize while networking with influential angel and venture investors, visit

Accelerate Michigan continues to be the premier venue for Great Lakes companies to showcase the next generation of innovation. The competition attracts 200+ company applications, hosts 70+ North American venture capital professionals, and invests $1,000,000+ into the local startup community.

Prizes include:

* Grand Prize – $500,000

* Runner Up Prize – $100,000

* Second Runner Up Prize – $50,000

* People’s Choice – $25,000

* A number of $25,000 Highlight Prizes including: University Tech, Accelerator, and others to be announced Companies can find the application portal here.

For additional details on Company Eligibility and the Application Process, visit

Contact Accelerate Michigan at for questions and comments.