The 8th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Takes place on Thursday, November 16th at the Detroit Masonic Temple. This premier pitch competition showcases the best and brightest startups in Michigan while highlighting the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next-generation innovation.
NEF coached teams have competed successfully for many years. Our coaches and members continue to volunteer in supporting AMIC every year.
Early Bird applications for the 2017 Accelerate Michigan are now open! Apply for the opportunity to pitch for the $500,000 Grand Prize and network with potential customers & investors. Take advantage of the Early Bird application fee pricing before Friday, August 4th.
- Grand Prize - $500,000
- Runner Up Prize - $100,000
- Second Runner Up Prize - $50,000
- People’s Choice - $10,000
Accelerate Michigan provides a number of benefits to participating companies. In addition to companies vying for up to $1,000,000 in cash & in-kind prizes, companies have the unique opportunity to receive mentorship from regional investors, corporations, and seasoned entrepreneurs. Accelerate Michigan is a highly publicized program serving as a platform for Great Lakes companies to gain exposure across the region leading to potential customer leads, partnership opportunities, and investment.
Previous Grand Prize Recipients:
- SPLT (2016)
- Banza (2015)
- SkySpecs (2014)
- Varsity News Network (2013)
- Algal Scientific (2012)
- Celsee Diagnostics (2011)
- Armune BioScience (2010)
Tips & Tricks
Check out these pointers that assisted companies in advancing to Semi-Finals in 2016: