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Reflecting on the past semester of my internship at LEAP, I feel most accomplished by the progress I’ve made learning how to receive constructive feedback. The difference between past projects that I have completed compared to my assignment at LEAP is how I collaborate with...

Why mentors and innovation are a strong combination 2020 has forced nearly every industry to move beyond business as usual and, instead, innovate to better serve its consumer base. For early stage startups, access to an experienced mentor can be the compass that guides the ship...

A startup accelerator provides access to an entire ecosystem of seed investments, mentorship, networking opportunities and education that are otherwise time-consuming for startups to seek out. PROTO accelerator is investing in early-stage startups and providing the access they need to become established corporations. We’re highlighting five...

How to use the Lansing region’s existing talent to help your business thrive Not only is Lansing, along with the surrounding region, America’s best big small city, it’s also the best place for corporate innovation to happen. In recent years, the Lansing region has become a...

Recreational Drone Startup Takes Top Prize at November 12 Hatching LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2020) — Five budding entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) November 12 virtual Hatching event, finishing out the 2020 series of business pitch events strong. November’s pitches included Team Hustle,...

Q&A with Margaret Trimer, vice president of strategic partnerships Q: How has PROTO Accelerator impacted the environment, structure and pursuit of innovation for Delta Dental? A: PROTO has been a strong complement to existing internal innovation efforts at Delta Dental. Working with three startups in 2019 made...

LEAP Helps Land Leading Building Products Company in Delta Township [caption id="attachment_4192" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cameron Ashley has established a new Michigan distribution center at 3524 S. Canal Street in Delta Township.[/caption] Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc. (Cameron Ashley), a leading distributor of specialty building products, will open...

Today, we celebrate PROTO Accelerator cohort members, mentors and partners as we recognize National Entrepreneurs’ Day.  National Entrepreneurs’ Day was established in 2010 as “a way of showing gratitude and respect to the people who achieved success, sometimes against all odds, and were able to help...