Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of ID Ventures, is a competition that supports Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors while building connections with entrepreneurs, business acceleration resources, and experts in their sector during carefully curated individual meetings.
Accelerate Michigan supports entrepreneurs who are taking risks and driving innovation in high-tech industries. The competition features the best and brightest seed-stage businesses and introduces them to angel and venture capital firms while awarding up to $1,000,000 in cash and services. Since inception, the growing startup companies who have been awarded the grand prize at Accelerate Michigan have hired over 1000 people and attracted more than $550 million in additional investment.
For 2018, we will introduce a new format that gives startups more individual time with investors and high-profile mentors, the opportunity for investors to pitch their firms, and a bigger and better public event with a seated dinner in the newly iconic Lexus Velodrome.
Key Dates:Company Registration Opens – July 16Company Registration Deadline – August 15 (Companies MUST have registered to be eligible to apply)Company Application Deadline – August 31 Semi-Finalists Announced – Early OctoberAccelerate Michigan Innovation Competition - November 13