Startup Phase

Startup Phase

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

Resources & Organizations

Resources and Organizations

Allen Neighborhood Center

The Allen Marketplace (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.

1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing MI 48912†

Altruis Capital

Capital Area District Libraries

College of Agriculture

Conquer Accelerator

Capital Community Angels

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.

1181 Ridgewood Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823

Delta Township Economic Development Council

7710 West Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917

Downtown Lansing, Inc.

401 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 101, Lansing, MI  48933

Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan

The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan provides entrepreneurs with services and resources in the startup or growth stages.

105 W. Allegan Suite 10, Lansing, MI 48933

The Fledge

The Fledge is a private and for-profit ideation space, maker space, incubator and accelerator. there are no restrictions on business type and no restrictions on any demographic of the team.

1300 Eureka St, Lansing, MI 48912

The Hatch

325 E. Grand River, Suite 345, East Lansing, MI 48823

Ingham County Economic Development Council

121 E. Maple Mason, MI 48854

Invest Detroit

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.

600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1710, Detroit, Michigan 48243-1802

Lansing Economic Area Partnership

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.

1000 S. Washington Ave Lansing MI 48910

Lansing Makers Network

2400 W. St. Joseph St., Lansing, MI, 48917

Lansing Mosaic

Lansing Mosaic is an online publication of video series and article content that showcase Lansing’s diverse perspective on business and entrepreneurship.

325 S Clinton St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

500 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 200 Lansing, MI 48912

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

446 W. Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48823 

Michigan Women’s Foundation

The Michigan Women’s Foundation (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.

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

Small Business Assocation of Michigan

120 N. Washington Sq. Suite 1000 Lansing, MI 48933

Small Business Development Center

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.

309 N Washington Sq., Suite 115 Lansing, MI 48933

Spartan Innovation

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.

325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 355, East Lansing, MI 48823

Technology Innovation Center

325 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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.

600 S Walnut St, Lansing, MI 48933

Pitch Competitions and Events

5×5 Night

5×5 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.

Accelerate Michigan

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

GreenLight Michigan

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.

Lansing Tech Demo Night

SoupGrant Lansing

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.

Startup Grind Lansing