News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

for founders, geeks, and creatives.

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20Fathoms Partners with Michigan Tech University to Advance Tech Entrepreneurship

20Fathoms and Michigan Technological University are developing a growing partnership to turn outcomes of research on campus into start-up businesses in Northern Michigan. Representatives from the Michigan Tech Office of Innovation and Commercialization recently visited...

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June 8, 2022

Join the Collaborative Addressing the Gaps in Our Region’s Tech Talent

20Fathoms was selected by Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and endorsed by an array of community partners to convene an employer-led collaborative (ELC) focused on bridging the gap in our regional tech talent....

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June 7, 2022

Northern Michigan Startup Week Inspires Young Entrepreneurs and Startup Veterans Alike

Manny McMillan has always enjoyed working with his hands to build innovative products that solve everyday problems. He never seriously considered this as a career path until recently, though.  A student at Northwestern Michigan College...

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Justin Shull's painting at 20Fathoms

May 24, 2022

20Fathoms Coworking Space Features Art by Justin Shull 

20Fathoms is pleased to announce a new exhibition of local artwork at their coworking space, featuring the work of Justin Shull.   “The thing I appreciate about coworking spaces is the diversity of folks and the...

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April 26, 2022

Welcome, New 20Fathoms Members!

Get to know the people who have joined 20Fathoms in the last couple of months. MJ Cartwright Mentor-in-Residence at Innovation Partnerships, University of Michigan Describe your professional background. I have been involved in leading startup initiatives...

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March 2, 2022

Registration opens for Northern Michigan Startup Week, presented by 20Fathoms and community partners

Happening May 9-15 in Traverse City, Northern Michigan Startup Week offers an action-packed week celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation. Events are scheduled for each day of the week and include Techstars Startup Weekend, three pitch competitions,...

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March 1, 2022

20Fathoms announces Startup Expo & Community Celebration event happening May 11

Whether you’re a startup veteran, supporter, enthusiast, student, or simply curious – this event is for you. Join 20Fathoms for an evening of celebration and discovery: Meet with local businesses at the startup expo Cheer...

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