Initiatives

20Fathoms is the home of technology and entrepreneurship in northern Michigan. By providing industry expertise, business resources, educational programming, and a coworking space, 20Fathoms removes common barriers for startup businesses. We provide our members with tools and resources to help them succeed and thrive.

We are also the home of two industry-focused initiatives that support the growth of Traverse City as a technology and innovation hub: HealthSpark, a community advancing telehealth solutions, and tccodes, a workforce development program for software developers. 

HealthSpark

We are working to advance world-class healthcare to rural areas through the use of telehealth technology.

HealthSpark helps early and growth stage healthcare technology companies navigate the complex healthcare industry and successfully introduce their products to market. We coordinate critical resources, expertise, programs, and a broad community of highly connected individuals in healthcare, technology, venture capital, and startup industries. In turn, these groundbreaking telehealth technologies improve the the healthcare experience, access to care, and outcomes for patients.

We also serve as a trusted partner to healthcare providers, helping to ease many of the challenges related to the implementation of new telehealth technology including evaluation, regulation, supply chain, and reimbursement.

With decades of experience navigating the complexities of healthcare, innovative technologies, and all stages of investment capital, our team is uniquely positioned to minimize risk and smooth the path to success in healthcare innovation for our partners. HealthSpark is led by Jack Miner, a veteran of healthcare and venture-stage technology companies who previously led the venture teams at Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan.

The current challenges in rural healthcare are enormous and too often prevent people from accessing the care they vitally need. But we’re sparking a revolution in rural healthcare. Our community-focused initiative is helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into realities, solving some of the toughest problems that rural areas face, and saving lives.

For more information, call 231-938-6519 or contact us by email.

HealthSpark is supported by the i6 grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

tccodes

We are cultivating a hub of software development talent in Traverse City, Michigan. Established in 2019, tccodes facilitates a vibrant learning community for software developers, their employers, and those interested in entering the profession.

Our program includes:

  • Community workshops introducing software development as a career
  • Support navigating career pathways for new software developers including internships, apprenticeships, and new employment opportunities
  • Advanced professional development training for intermediate and advanced software developers

Workshops and trainings are led by software development professionals and instructors and provide hands-on coding experiences in a highly interactive small-group environment.

For more information, visit the tccodes website or view our upcoming events.

tccodes is supported by the MICA 2.0 grant provided by Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.