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20Fathoms and Boomerang Catapult announce graduation of Birch Infrastructure from Traverse City startup incubator

After three years of continual growth, Birch Infrastructure (“Birch”) is graduating from the 20Fathoms startup incubator in Traverse City. It is the latest startup to see success in Traverse City’s growing tech and entrepreneurship scene....

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New members 9.21

September 29, 2021

Welcome, September 2021 New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know the newest 20Fathoms members. T.J. Berden Principal/Producer at Big Sur Pictures Describe your professional background. I am a producer with a background in entertainment, tech and not-for-profits. As a consultant, I help...

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Eric Roberts

September 9, 2021

Eric Roberts Joins 20Fathoms as Executive Director

20Fathoms is pleased to announce that Eric Roberts has joined the organization as Executive Director, bringing 25 years of business operations and tech experience to the Traverse City-based tech startup incubator and coworking space. Eric...

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Zack Urlocker

September 7, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Zack Urlocker Specializes in Product Strategy and Scaling B2B Startups

Zack Urlocker has a career’s worth of Silicon Valley knowledge that he generously shares with Traverse City entrepreneurs through the 20Fathoms mentorship program. Notably, he has helped lead four software companies to billion dollar exits:...

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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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Mary Michno

August 10, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Mary Michno specializes in data monetization including business development, business model design, data analytics, and sales

Mary Michno wants to help founders turn their great ideas into profitable businesses. After a career spent working at the intersection of technology and automotive, she settled in Northern Michigan and continues her work growing...

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New members - July 2021 web

July 27, 2021

Welcome, Summer 2021 New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know our newest 20Fathoms members. Lisa Almehsen Strategic Operations Specialist at FranCHANGE Describe your professional background. I am a volunteer and past chair for SCORE Detroit and run FranCHANGE LLC, which supports individuals seeking...

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