Local students accelerate through competition

Two teams of Northwood University students recently were named finalists in the 2017 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, as reported by the Midland Daily News.

Accelerate Michigan is a student partnership between Invest Detroit and Spartan Innovations that collaborates with Michigan colleges and universities. The partnership awards more than $21,000 in cash prizes to the top student-led businesses across the state through a student-centric pitch competition. The teams from Northwood managed to grab two of the four prizes up for grabs, out of a field of six finalists.

Jason Lees, a student from Holt, whose product is GoSpot LLC, received $4,000 as a student venture winner and Charles Proctor if Bay City, who created XGrip LLC, received $3,000 for his idea.

As noted previously on Catalyst, Northwood University remains dedicated to the spirit and intellect of local entrepreneurship, with this encouraging win just another feather in an already bursting cap for the University and its robust entrepreneurship development programs.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition was held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week when many events at Northwood were centered around business and entrepreneurship innovation. Northwood students also participated in the Bauervic Business Pitch Competition, where students competed for a share of $5,000 in prizes.
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