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Entrepreneurship

Meridian Township welcomes new entertainment hot spot to former Younkers location LANSING, Mich. – Residents of the greater Lansing area looking to take a walk on the wild side can now experience go-karting, ax throwing, pocket soccer and more in Meridian Township. High Caliber Karting, which also...

Three New Lansing Startups “Hatched” Through LEAP LANSING, Mich. – Empowerment, community and sustainability are embedded within the Lansing region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—values which were clearly visible during the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) Sept. 26 Hatching business pitch competition, where three entrepreneurs emerged victorious. Coming out on...

High-Tech Manufacturing Startup Launched in Lansing Places at Statewide Pitch Competition LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing region and Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem was well represented at the Aug. 13 Manu-Tech Night pitch competition hosted by Lean Rocket Labs in Jackson, Michigan. Top players in the Michigan startup...

On June 4, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) board of directors heard from members of PROTO Accelerator’s inaugural PROTO InsurTech cohort, Ron Shalit of Israel’s Supportomate, Declan Trumble of Ireland’s KudosHealth and Alex Devoto of England’s LVLFi. Tony Willis, LEAP’s director of new economy...

PROTO Accelerator is proud to reflect on the first month of its inaugural insurtech cohort. The accelerator program, which welcomed companies from Ireland, Israel and the UK at a kickoff event on April 8, was made possible thanks to support from the Michigan Economic Development...

PROTO InsurTech Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of State’s Business Startup Programming Through Recruitment of High-tech International Companies LANSING, Mich. – Three new international high-tech startups set up shop in LEAP’s REO Town office this morning with the aim of transforming the Michigan Insurance Industry through technology...