News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

for founders, geeks, and creatives.

New Information Technology Support Class: Earn the CompTIA ITF+ Certificate in Just 8 Weeks

20Fathoms has been working with regional employers and partners through the Employer Led Collaborative (ELC) to address the area’s shortage of tech professionals. Regional employers asked us to focus on IT Support professionals as their...

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August 10, 2023

Get a Grip on Your Organization!

Six Keys to getting what you want from your organization. Are you a leader who is getting everything you want from your organization? Can you be your best? How will you get there? I have...

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Freshwater research and innovation center

June 29, 2023

Coalition applauds $15 million in funding for Freshwater Research & Innovation Center

The Traverse City Freshwater Research & Innovation Center Project is set to receive $15 million from state budget for the Freshwater Research & Innovation Center project.

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June 9, 2023

Startup Spotlight: Noora Health

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 Edith Elliott, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of...

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Mapping West Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, Northwestern Michigan College

June 9, 2023

The Great Lakes Need Innovation

This article was written by Ed Baily, Director of the Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College, a 20Fathoms Community Partner. The Great Lakes region represents 27% of the combined US and Canadian population and 28%...

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Two people working on a design thinking project

May 8, 2023

Design Matters

This article was written by Brightly, a 20Fathoms Community Partner. Every day, we all engage in experiences that are rooted in design. When you grab coffee from, let’s say, a certain national chain that has become...

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May 3, 2023

Newly created “The Launch at 20Fathoms” offers expanded startup incubation services for entrepreneurs in the Grand Traverse Region

20Fathoms is pleased to announce a new program for entrepreneurs in the Grand Traverse Region. It’s called The Launch at 20Fathoms and is designed to remove barriers and help new businesses grow. “Through The Launch...

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