News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

A break-out session at the 2023 Rural Innovation Summit

May 3, 2023

Traverse City and 20Fathoms Host Rural Innovation Network Summit

From May 1-3, leaders in rural innovation and entrepreneurship from around the country will gather in Traverse City for the 2023 Rural Innovation Network Summit. The Summit is organized by the Center on Rural Innovation...

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Freshwater research and innovation center

January 9, 2023

$1.6 million in funding for Freshwater Research & Innovation Center

The Discovery Center & Pier, will receive $1.6 million for the Freshwater Research & Innovation Center project in Traverse City as part of the federal government funding bill recently passed by Congress. Once complete, the...

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Brew exterior

November 11, 2022

A Conversation with Brew, 20Fathoms’ Coffee Sponsor

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with the General Manager of Brew, Dani Farr, to chat about coffee and the start-up community. Brew is a popular coffee shop (and now bar!) in downtown...

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October 5, 2022

10 Benefits of Working From the 20Fathoms Coworking Space

We asked our members why they love working from the 20Fathoms coworking space and the #1 reason was clear. 1. Community connections The connections made in the 20Fathoms coworking space lead to new opportunities, clients, mentors,...

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August 16, 2022

Founders’ Story: Earthen Ales

We recently spoke with Jamie and Andrew Jamie Kidwell-Brix, co-founders of Earthen Ales to learn their journey as founders of this sustainability-focused brewery in Traverse City. Earthen Ales is also a 20Fathoms sponsor, providing beer...

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Working at the 20Fathoms coworking space

June 30, 2022

“The Rural Edge: Traverse City,” features 20Fathoms and startup ecosystem partners

“The Rural Edge” is a video series featuring small towns across the country that are building thriving digital economies and changing the narrative about what’s possible in rural America. Produced by the Center on Rural...

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