LEAP News

Lansing Region Contributes to Powerful Statewide Entrepreneurial Landscape Among Midwest Competitors After 12 years of regional coordination and partnerships focused on building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region, the Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is glimmering with opportunity for startup growth, especially for coveted tech-focused...

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Social Media and E-Commerce Hybrid for Car Owners Takes Top Prize at October 8 Hatching LANSING, Mich. (October 16, 2020) – Six budding entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) October 8 virtual Hatching event, showcasing a diverse range of business ideas. This month’s pitches...

Accelerators are a confusing topic for many people, including those in entrepreneurship, small business, corporate leadership and beyond. And yet, they’re a growing tool to help support and… accelerate… the process of getting products and services to market, and helping companies of all sizes grow...

My name is Amanda Miner, a third-year marketing student at the MSU Broad College of Business. In 2018, I co-founded a sustainable reversible clothing company called INFKNIT Apparel with three other business students. We filed a patent, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, and even got...

Regional Geographic Distribution, Economic Impact and Inclusion-Minded Process Drove Complex Grant Awards Following a statewide announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is announcing 412 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties have been selected...

Black-Owned Baby Food Startup Takes Top Prize at August 13 Hatching LANSING, Mich. – Five more aspiring entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) August 13 virtual Hatching event, bringing the series’ theme of resilience to life with their business ideas. This month’s ideas included...