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Being born and raised by a Greek family in Brazil always caused an inherent identity crisis while growing up. My family comes from a small village close to the town of Sparta, Greece. Little did I know that I would soon grow up to become...

My name is Jack Pedlow, and I am a senior at the University of Michigan. Growing up the son of an AP economics teacher, I have always been surrounded by economics and it has become a passion of mine. I am also very passionate about...

By DJ Seaton, Western Michigan University Research & Data Intern, Spring Semester 2021 LEAP is, in every sense of the word, a perfect fit for me. Being a resident of Lansing for the first 20 years of my life has given me a great perspective of the...

Why mentors and innovation are a strong combination. 2020 forced nearly every industry to move beyond business as usual and, instead, innovate to better serve consumers. For early-stage startups, access to an experienced mentor can be the second mate that guides the ship through the...

As it’s program grows, PROTO hopes to gain participation from a diverse collection of industry players. PROTO Accelerator’s newly expanded Corporate Innovation Platform instills a culture of innovation within corporations across Michigan in multiple industry segments. PROTO Accelerator will focus on a variety of tech industries...