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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:

  • American Aeronautics
  • Big E'S Smoke Shack
  • CarePRN
  • Conecter  LLC
  • Dispel Chemical Technologies
  • Durabilika
  • Elite CNC
  • Fathom
  • Flint Podcasting Company
  • FotoBomb
  • GoSpot
  • Hoppily Ever After
  • Loon Copter
  • Orindi Ventures
  • ShareCase LLC
  • Spartan Assays
  • Spartan Therapeutics
  • SPLT
  • ÛChef
  • zeroto6t  inc.


Returning this year is the $5,000 Every Day Care Award, sponsored by Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool is dedicated to helping families thrive. They believe that the simple acts of care, day in and day out, have the power to change the world.

GreenLight Michigan was co-created by Spartan Innovations in the MSU Innovation Center and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, and is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Liquid Web, Whirlpool Corporation, Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Foster Swift PC, Venturit and other sponsors. 

Working to expand entrepreneurship and small business success in Michigan, the final GreenLight Michigan event will include winners of recent regional GreenLight events in East Jordan, Detroit, Port Huron and Flint. 

“Our partnerships allow us to support great ideas and innovators from around the state,” said Paul Jaques, director of student and community engagement at Spartan Innovations. “Michigan startups have ideas and talent that can compete on a global scale. We’re proud to offer this opportunity, in addition to the funding support, to help grow small business and entrepreneurship.”

The public is invited to join the live audience in cheering on their favorite ideas, and to attend the networking reception and awards presentation that follows.