News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

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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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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New members - July 2021 web

July 27, 2021

Welcome, Summer 2021 New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know our newest 20Fathoms members. Lisa Almehsen Strategic Operations Specialist at FranCHANGE Describe your professional background. I am a volunteer and past chair for SCORE Detroit and run FranCHANGE LLC, which supports individuals seeking...

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Dave Summers

July 14, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Dave Summers, specializing in governance, operations, strategy, and business development

After a career spent in global telecommunications and private equity companies, Dave Summers is now helping to facilitate growth within the Traverse City startup community. Dave specializes in corporate operations and governance including starting new...

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Office hours - HR-employment

June 8, 2021

20Fathoms Restarting Monthly Office Hours

We are happy to announce the reopening of our office hours program at 20Fathoms, offering free consultations with startup and small business experts for our members and the broader business community. First up: HR/employment matters...

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