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Partnership is the key to innovation, and PROTO Accelerator has successfully partnered with brilliant and creative minds across Michigan. One of those minds is Tino Breithaupt, senior strategic advisor-corporate relations for business development at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). As an invaluable partner to...

Our new monthly #LEAPforward Leaders feature will profile a LEAP member to learn more about the people and purpose behind their drive to grow prosperity for everyone in the Lansing region. This month we sat down with John McGraw, Director of Development at River Caddis...

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...