Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship

ACE Challenge

We’re changing things up a bit at ACE!

 

For the first time, applicants in the new ACE Challenge will have the opportunity to have their concept- and early-stage venture ideas and plans reviewed and vetted by coaches and advisors… at no cost. Finalists will have presentation coaching by experts from SBDC and New Enterprise Forum. If you’d like to get your high-tech startup in front of the Who’s Who in the Michigan entrepreneurial scene.

The Application is now closed!

Signup for the ACE Challenge Now.

The top prize is $5,000 cash and a professionally produced video of their showcase presentation to use as they please.

We will be listing the presenters on the ACE site in the agenda.  The showcase presenters will be announced no later than Monday, January 19.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be fully prepared by professionals, be seen by the who’s who of the Michigan Entrepreneurial scene and win valuable prizes.

If you have questions, please contact Miche Suboski at MSuboski@MiQuest.org.

 

The “Final Ten” for the ACE Challenge have been chosen:

 

Valerie Obenchain, Advanced Interactive Response Systems (Newaygo)  www.oxygenalarms.com

Kevin Kesseler, AsystBio (East Lansing) www.asystbio.com

Andrew Zimmerman, Civionics (Ann Arbor)  www.civionics.com

David Porter, Clavis Sinica (Ann Arbor)  www.clafisinica.com

Marshall Khwaja, Exo Dynamics (Ann Arbor) www.exodynamicsmedical.com

Nevin Brittain, Health Numeric (East Lansing) www.healthnumeric.com

John Lopes, Microcide, Inc. (Sterling Heights) www.microcide.com

Alex VanDerKolk, Mountain Labs (Ann Arbor) www.mntnlabs.com

Barak Leibovitz, Seat Side Service (Ann Arbor) www.seatsideservice.com

Lauren Shampo, Transcuro, LLC (Fenton)  www.transcuro.com