News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

for founders, geeks, and creatives.

Startup Spotlight: FirstIgnite

In this new monthly series, we’ll be featuring startups based in Traverse City. Get to know who is building companies in Northern Michigan and what advice they have for those just getting started. This month,...

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February 1, 2023

Startup Spotlight: Hacha Products

In this monthly series, get to know who is building companies in Northern Michigan and what advice they have for those just getting started. This month, we talked to Kimberly Meek, CEO/Owner of Hacha Products...

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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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December 7, 2022

2022: A Year of Growth at 20Fathoms

Over the past year, 20Fathoms has grown in many directions as we’ve worked hard to further our mission: to accelerate the growth of tech startups, entrepreneurs, and scalable businesses in the Grand Traverse Region. As...

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December 7, 2022

Rebecca Teahen and Greg Luyt Join 20Fathoms Board of Directors

The Traverse City-based tech startup incubator 20Fathoms is pleased to announce that Rebecca Teahen and Greg Luyt have been elected to the organization’s board of directors. Rebecca is an Associate Financial Advisor at Baird. In...

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December 5, 2022

Our Top 10 Stories of 2022

In case you missed them, here are the most-read articles from the 20Fathoms website this year. 1. Megan Swan Joins 20Fathoms as Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives Jul. 12 | 20Fathoms is pleased to...

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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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