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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Ram Lee artwork at 20Fathoms

November 10, 2022

20Fathoms Coworking Space Features Art by Ram Lee

20Fathoms is pleased to announce a new exhibition of local artwork at their coworking space, featuring the work of Ram Lee. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to show my art and support 20Fathoms,” said Ram....

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Vance and Beth Maultsby

November 10, 2022

Meet the 20Fathoms Visionaries: Vance & Beth Maultsby

Vance and Beth Maultsby are Texas natives who fell in love with Traverse City. Recently they decided to further invest in the community by making a donation to the new 20Fathoms Vision Fund. “Hearing from...

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Working at 20Fathoms

November 9, 2022

4 Customer Experience (CX) Tips for Small Businesses

This article was written by Brightly, a 20Fathoms Community Partner. The number of entrepreneurs has grown substantially since Covid first hit, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. In 2020, the Harvard Business...

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Freshwater research and innovation center

November 1, 2022

Freshwater Research and Innovation Center in Traverse City Formally Launches

Five education and nonprofit partners this week announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a Freshwater Research and Innovation Center on West Grand Traverse Bay on the current site of the Discovery...

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October 28, 2022

Introducing the 20Fathoms Vision Fund – A Philanthropic Opportunity to Support Tech Entrepreneurship

20Fathoms is introducing a new philanthropic initiative called the 20Fathoms Vision Fund to enhance the organization’s programs and services that advance tech entrepreneurship in the Grand Traverse Region.   As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 20Fathoms relies...

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Stephen Johanson

October 10, 2022

Founder’s Story: Steve Johanson and Starboard Solutions

Steve Johanson founded his company, Starboard Solutions, with a goal of revolutionizing the network design field in supply chain management. The successful company was recently acquired by Logility, but that doesn’t mean he is finished...

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