Stakeholder Sponsors

MRPR CPAs & Advisors

MRPR is a certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Southfield and Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a part of the SE Michigan business community since 1974 and leader among Michigan CPA firms, they service closely-held middle-market companies in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, construction, technology, as well as engineering and professional service firms. MRPR also performs audits of employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations. Team members at MRPR are dedicated and trained to deliver Five Star Client Service. MRPR’s mission is to strive to be valuable to clients by providing proactive, relationship driven service, while being a great place to work and grow for their people.

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s business innovation hub. As the city’s most established business accelerator and incubator, we provide a powerful connection to a broad network of resources, catalyzing entire communities of entrepreneurs best poised to energize the local economy. As Detroit reinvents itself, so TechTown works to reinvent Detroit.

TechTown is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is located within the Woodward Technology Corridor SmartZone. Its programs serve entrepreneurs in the technology, retail and wholesale sectors.

UM Office of Technology Transfer

U-M Technology Transfer is the University of Michigan organization responsible for the transfer of University technology to the marketplace. Our organization provides responsive, professional service to our inventors and industry partners.

UM Zell Lurie Institute

The globally recognized Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies provides the curriculum, program initiatives, community involvement, and alumni outreach activities that deliver exclusive resources for future entrepreneurs at the University of Michigan.

The Institute's innovative real-world approach and the Business School's traditional management excellence encourages and nurtures students in preparing for entrepreneurial careers to succeed, autonomously or in a corporate setting, as leaders for new venture creation and growth. Under the guidance of Professor Thomas Kinnear, the Institute provides access to capital, competitions, and other means of significant support and resources for students to take the knowledge learned in the classroom, build a business plan, and actually launch a business while earning their degree. In addition, the Institute works with other acclaimed University research units, such as the Medical Center and College of Engineering, to introduce students to new venture opportunities and to accelerate the commercialization process for University of Michigan ideas and technologies.

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