On March 31 the annual GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition will take place in East Lansing. This business plan competition, like many others across the state, is a collaboration among numerous public and private organizations, all with a vested interest in seeing Michigan thrive. Greenlight, in particular, has a wonderful track record of involving nine universities (all are welcome) to participate. Strong companies based on solid technologies, most borne of university research, are the hallmark of Michigan’s entrepreneurial success over the past 10 years.
Michigan has always been known for its entrepreneurial roots in the auto industry, but less known is the work happening in recent years to put Michigan on par with entrepreneurial hubs in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York.