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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.

Start Up Resources Grid

Accelerate Michigan (EVENT)

4219 Woodward Ave, Suite 300, Detroit, Michigan, MI 48201

Allen Market Place

1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing MI 48912†
(517) 367-2468

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.

Altruis Capital 

Capital Area District Library

College of Agriculture

Conquer Accelerator

Capital Community Angels

1181 Ridgewood Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 242-0972

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
(517) 853-5890

Provides entrepreneurs with services and resources in the startup or growth stages. (EVENTS)

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.

The Fledge

1300 Eureka St, Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 230-7679

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. 

The Hatch

325 E. Grand River, Suite 345, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 884-4548

Ingham County EDC

121 E. Maple Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-7285

Invest Detroit

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
(517) 702-3387

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

Lansing Mosaic

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
(517) 487-6340

Lansing Tech Demo Night (EVENT) 

MSU Foundation

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 
(517) 432-8750

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. 

The Runway

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
(800) 362-5461 

Small Business Development Center

309 N Washington Sq., Suite 115 Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-1921

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.

Spartan Innovations

325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 355, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 884-4547

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
(517) 371-2100

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.

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