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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 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...

MSU Student’s AssemBIO the Latest Company to be “Hatched” Through LEAP LANSING, Mich. – Michael Behrendt, a Michigan State University (MSU) senior studying chemical engineering, is the winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March Hatching event. Behrendt pitched AssemBIO, a bioreactor fabrication company that...

LANSING, Mich. – Black Pine Engineering, a manufacturer of cutting-edge compressor engines, has been accepted into the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) PROTO Accelerator physical product program. Poised to continue the innovation of technology developed at one of the country’s top research institutions, Michigan State...

Applications open for insurance technology business startups to receive investment, mentorship and resources during 2019 program LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), together with key industry leaders Delta Dental and Farm Bureau Insurance have launched a new insurtech accelerator program, PROTO InsurTech, to inspire and...

Seven Regional Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Receive $15,000 to Enhance Entrepreneurialism LANSING, Mich. – The three county Lansing area is a great place for entrepreneurs to grow their ideas, due to strong ecosystem support. As one of many efforts to build, grow, and sustain a culture of...

GlowShop the Latest Business to be Hatched Through LEAP’s Business Pitch Competitions LANSING, MI – Among tough competition from seven strong competitors, GlowShop and owner Alex Reny became the latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) annual Hatched event, held at the MSU University Club Wednesday evening....