News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

June 7, 2022

Northern Michigan Startup Week Inspires Young Entrepreneurs and Startup Veterans Alike

Manny McMillan has always enjoyed working with his hands to build innovative products that solve everyday problems. He never seriously considered this as a career path until recently, though.  A student at Northwestern Michigan College...

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March 2, 2022

Registration opens for Northern Michigan Startup Week, presented by 20Fathoms and community partners

Happening May 9-15 in Traverse City, Northern Michigan Startup Week offers an action-packed week celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. Events are scheduled for each day of the week and include Techstars Startup Weekend, three pitch competitions,...

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March 1, 2022

20Fathoms announces Startup Expo & Community Celebration event happening May 11

Whether you’re a startup veteran, supporter, enthusiast, student, or simply curious – this event is for you. Join 20Fathoms for an evening of celebration and discovery: Meet with local businesses at the startup expo Cheer...

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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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Cherry Capital Foods

July 19, 2021

Local Innovator: Cherry Capital Foods & Tamarack Holdings

Take a short drive in any direction from Traverse City and you’ll soon pass roadside produce stands, U-pick farms, farmers markets, and stores advertising local produce. While our area may be most famous for cherries,...

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Megan Swan and Justin Gauthier

June 15, 2021

A hidden tech gem in Michigan provides an ideal hybrid work environment in a post-pandemic world

As businesses across the globe shift to a hybrid work model, some companies have already found their ideal balance in shared workspaces and incubators. As a startup founded in 2011 with a nationally distributed workforce,...

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