News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

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December 20, 2021

Welcome, New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know the people who have joined 20Fathoms in the last couple of months. Erin Dodson Director of Finance and Operations, Crush Studio Describe your professional background. My background is in accounting and business...

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September 29, 2021

Welcome, September 2021 New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know the newest 20Fathoms members. T.J. Berden Principal/Producer at Big Sur Pictures Describe your professional background. I am a producer with a background in entertainment, tech and not-for-profits. As a consultant, I help...

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Zack Urlocker

September 7, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Zack Urlocker Specializes in Product Strategy and Scaling B2B Startups

Zack Urlocker has a career’s worth of Silicon Valley knowledge that he generously shares with Traverse City entrepreneurs through the 20Fathoms mentorship program. Notably, he has helped lead four software companies to billion dollar exits:...

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Ken Davies

August 17, 2021

Founder’s Story: Ken Davies and Birch Infrastructure, a Renewable Energy Startup in Traverse City

In 2017, Ken Davies, his wife Emily, and their twin boys moved to Emily’s hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. Ken and Emily had spent the previous ten years moving around the country building careers in...

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August 17, 2021

20Fathoms and Boomerang Catapult announce graduation of Birch Infrastructure from Traverse City startup incubator

After three years of continual growth, Birch Infrastructure (“Birch”) is graduating from the 20Fathoms startup incubator in Traverse City. It is the latest startup to see success in Traverse City’s growing tech and entrepreneurship scene....

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Mary Michno

August 10, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Mary Michno specializes in data monetization including business development, business model design, data analytics, and sales

Mary Michno wants to help founders turn their great ideas into profitable businesses. After a career spent working at the intersection of technology and automotive, she settled in Northern Michigan and continues her work growing...

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