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Nov. 28th is Give Green Day

It only makes sense that student entrepreneurs interested in food and agriculture would thrive at Michigan State University.

As a Land Grant Institution with agricultural roots, it’s in our institution’s very DNA — MSU has been graduating food entrepreneurs since 1855. Recently, however, student momentum around food-based startups has increased in delightful ways.

Marx Awarded Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The James Ian Gray Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies is given to one innovative student each year, based on their contributions to the entrepreneurship at MSU. The fund supports current MSU students studying entrepreneurship and experiencing the risks that accompany starting a company. 

The MSU Innovation Center is proud to award this $10,000 scholarship to Alex Marx, co-CEO and founder of the student organic farm Land Grant Goods, and Undergraduate Experiential Learning Coordinator for RISE (Residential Initiative on The Study of The Environment),

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

Lansing’s NEO Center partners with Spartan Innovations

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.