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MSU Partners with Detroit’s RecoveryPark Farms to Grow Opportunity

RecoveryPark Farms is a Detroit agriculture enterprise providing fresh, local specialty produce to quality area restaurants, using novel lighting technology to support sustainable year-round growing.  This lighting technology is the product of an ongoing partnership with RecoveryPark Farms, Michigan State University and the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), combining expertise  from Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit.

Mercedes Benz Financial Joins Forces with MSU

Mercedes Benz Financial is modernizing with innovative, entrepreneurial students at Michigan State University. What began as a meeting with MSU's Business-CONNECT to explore collaboration became a project with the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at MSU’s Broad College of Business and Lansing Economic Area Partnership to develop out-of-the-box ideas for the Mercedes Benz brand.

Conquer Accelerator Announces 2016 Participants

The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces their inaugural cohort at the MSU Innovation Celebration held in the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium. Designed to help both newer and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals and structured educational components.

2016 GreenLight Business Model Competition Winners

The fourth annual GreenLight Business Model Competition announces winners of the March 30, 2016 competition. Competitors who impressed the panel of judges were able to win part of the $50,000 in cash prizes, the $25,000 grand prize being the largest, as well as network with numerous Michigan-based entrepreneurs and investors.

MSUFCU GRAND PRIZE ($25,000): Orindi Ventures

SECOND PRIZE ($10,000): Spartan Assays

GreenLight Announces Finalists

Twenty teams of finalists have been selected to compete in the fourth annual GreenLight Business Model Competition. With opportunities to win up to $50,000 in cash prizes, these finalists will present their business concepts in front of an expert panel and live audience at MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Finalist teams include:

Innovate State Adds YouTube Star Tyler Oakley to Lineup

The Innovate State Speaker Series at MSU announces a new addition to this year’s lineup: YouTube superstar Tyler Oakley. Established as one of the most influential LGBT vloggers, Tyler Oakley is an A-Lister in the digital age. Tyler and his best friend Korey Kuhl, both MSU alumni, host Psychobabble, a weekly show that tops the iTunes podcast charts.

MSU Launches Minor in Entrepreneurship

Michigan State University launched a campuswide minor in entrepreneurship and innovation this week.

“Michigan State is committed to creating an entrepreneurial culture on campus and preparing our students to solve the world’s most pressing problems in innovative ways and to embark on careers that won’t resemble those of the past,” said Neil Kane, who started July 1 as MSU’s first director of undergraduate entrepreneurship.

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