You have completed the basics and fleshed out your idea. You have a solid concept and business plan/canvas. Now, you need to build a team, develop your product/service, craft your marketing and financial strategies, and research distribution channels. It's time to really get started.
Accelerate Michigan (EVENT)
4219 Woodward Ave, Suite 300, Detroit, Michigan, MI 48201
Allen Market Place
1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing MI 48912†
The Allen Market Place (the AMP), a facility operated by the Allen Neighborhood Center, offers entry level food entrepreneurs access to affordable rental of fully equipped, licensed kitchens and storage options. AMP incubators also have access to business development workshops, marketing assistance, and a community of practitioners.
Capital Area District Library
College of Agriculture
Capital Community Angels
1181 Ridgewood Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
Capital Community Angel Investors is a small group of Greater Lansing angel investors who help entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with early-stage capital. Our members invest their dollars and experiences into Michigan-based startup and early-stage companies.
Delta Township EDC
7710 West Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917
Downtown Lansing Incorporated
401 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 101, Lansing, MI 48933
Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan
105 W. Allegan Suite 10, Lansing, MI 48933
Provides entrepreneurs with services and resources in the startup or growth stages.
5x5 Night is a monthly pitch competition for West Michigan entrepreneurs. Each month one winner takes home $5,000 to help make their startup idea a reality. No strings attached.
1300 Eureka St, Lansing, MI 48912
The Fledge, LLC is a private and for-profit ideation space, maker space, incubator and accelerator. there are no restrictions on the type of business we assist and no restrictions on any demographic of the team.
Green Light Michigan (EVENT)
The GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition is an early-stage pitch competition that brings together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan. Competition finalists will pitch ideas to a panel of seasoned judges, while also networking with angel and venture capital investors from across the state.
325 E. Grand River, Suite 345, East Lansing, MI 48823
Ingham County EDC
121 E. Maple Mason, MI 48854
600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1710, Detroit, Michigan 48243-1802
Invest Detroit Ventures is committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem with capital, on-going mentorship, and community engagement. We implement targeted venture development programs to help build and promote scalable businesses in the region.
Lansing Economic Area Partnership
1000 S. Washington Ave Lansing MI 48910
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.
Lansing Makers Network
2400 W. St. Joseph St., Lansing, MI, 48917
325 S Clinton St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Lansing Mosaic is an online publication of video series and article content that showcase Lansing’s diverse perspective on business and entrepreneurship.
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
500 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 200 Lansing, MI 48912
Lansing Tech Demo Night (EVENT)
The MSU Foundation serves as a flexible and ongoing resource, responsive to the University’s strategic needs. At its core is an extensive program supporting research, teaching, and commercialization of technologies.
MSU Product Center College of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48823
Michigan Women’s Foundation
615 Griswold St. Suite 1020, Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit Contact - (313) 962-1920
535 Cascade West Parkway, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Grand Rapids Contact - (616) 765-4230
MWF works to eliminate barriers to economic and social equality by developing a scalable model across Michigan, which provides access to capital and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for women starting and growing businesses.
300 S Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933
The Runway is Michigan’s premier fashion incubator. Our mission is to generate and advance the culture of entrepreneurship and to expand the fashion, textiles and design industry in the Lansing region and beyond.
Small Business Association of Michigan
120 N. Washington Sq. Suite 1000 Lansing, MI 48933
Small Business Development Center
309 N Washington Sq., Suite 115 Lansing, MI 48933
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential business consulting services for existing businesses and to startups. We assist in areas such as business planning, financial projections, legal, tax and regulatory issues, marketing, and bank financing. Over 50 seminars and workshops offered on many business topics.
Soup Grant Lansing (EVENT)
Our concept is simple: Fund micro-grants (SoupGrants) in our city and gather members of the community for a delicious, homemade, and healthy soup and bread meal.
325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 355, East Lansing, MI 48823
Spartan Innovations provides the educational and financial support necessary to turn MSU research technologies into successful Michigan businesses – and spur entrepreneurship in the Michigan economy.
Startup Grind (EVENT)
Technology Innovation Center
325 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Young Entrepreneur Academy
600 S Walnut St, Lansing, MI 48933
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), hosted at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses with a hands-on approach.