The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University is now accepting applications for their first intensive summer series. 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.
The MSU Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Program for the Bio-Economy requests proposal submissions with an application deadline of Monday, November 16, 2015. This program accelerates commercial development of Ag/Bio science and technology projects, one of MSU’s core strengths.
A new Michigan State University startup company has found a way to apply Michigan’s role as first in chestnut production to the booming microbrew industry. Treeborn Products craft-roasts chestnuts to be used in the brewing process for both gluten-free and regular ales, stouts and porters. Their craft-roasting process helps maximize chestnuts’ naturally sweet, nutty flavor.
Quantum Medical Concepts invests $150,000 in new company founded at MSU Innovation Center
EAST LANSING, MI —A new medical device that will improve the way families treat infant jaundice is one step closer to market, thanks to a partnership between a new Michigan State University startup company and a Michigan-based medical sector investment firm. The startup, TheraB Medical Products Inc., (TheraB) was developed by MSU students with the help of $150,000 in pre-seed stage funding from Quantum Medical Concepts.
Michigan State University student startup team Tech Twurl are finalists in the 2015 Student Startup Madness (SSM) tournament, a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups. SSM culminates with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive on Monday, March 16, in Austin, Texas. Tech Twurl received a $1,000 prize for their participation.
The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity, Lansing’s first business incubator, is partnering with Spartan Innovations to help the region gain more entrepreneurial traction.
The partnership will allow five teams of Michigan State students to receive eight months of coaching from the NEO Center in all aspects of starting a sustainable business.
NEO Center founding member Tom Stewart will mentor them at The Hatch, MSU’s student incubator.