Emerge Funding Application
Available to for-profit small business entrepreneurs operating their business in St. Clair County, Michigan. The maximum per applicant is $5,000. Smaller grants are available and may issued based on project impact and potential milestones. This fund is made possible by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County and The Economic Development Alliance (EDA). Technology uses highly desired including app development, E-Commerce, Smart Technology, Automated Intelligence, etc. If approved, the funds can be utilized for:

Creating a Business Plan

Developing a Website

Filing a Patent

Other initiatives that can help launch or grow your business
Name of Applicant
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Company Name (D/B/A)
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Address, City, Zip Code
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Email:
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Phone Number (best number to reach you)
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Website (if established)
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How did you learn about the Emerge Fund?
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Legal/ Corporate Business name (if different from D/B/A)
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Legal Form of Business *
County in which business is licensed
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List all Owners / Major Shareholders
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List Management / Key Leadership / Advisory Bodies / Board Members
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Year product(s) or service(s) introduced
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Stage of Business Formation:
Tell us about the progress of your current business launch or growth plans:
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Share any project milestones & successes (if applicable)
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Sales over past 12 months (if applicable)
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If product /service hasn't launched, but the market demand has been identified, what are your first 12 month sales projections?
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Please identify the eligible items Emerge Funding would be used for:
Please describe your product or service and the benefits and features it offers customers:
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Tell us how many products or services you offer (or will offer)
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Please list any patents/licenses held or pending:
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Emerge recipients are required to become incubation clients of The Underground business incubator for a twelve month period. This is to ensure milestones are being accomplished and gives you access to Underground meeting/conference rooms to help you launch or grow your business venture. The cost is $90/per month. A minimum of three months is immediately due if funds are granted ($270) and will be paid from Emerge Funds. You can choose to pay all incubation fees using Emerge Funds or pay the remaining balance separately in monthly or quarterly installments.
Why do you feel your business or potential business venture is a good candidate for Emerge Funding?
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