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tccodes + tccyber
20Fathoms awarded $250,000 grant for tech education and workforce development in the Grand Traverse Region

Funding will support the expansion of tccodes and tccyber programs; introduce a new data analytics program 20Fathoms is pleased to announce that the organization has been selected to receive a $250,000 grant to support their...

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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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August 17, 2021

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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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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Cherry Capital Foods

July 19, 2021

Local Innovator: Cherry Capital Foods & Tamarack Holdings

Take a short drive in any direction from Traverse City and you’ll soon pass roadside produce stands, U-pick farms, farmers markets, and stores advertising local produce. While our area may be most famous for cherries,...

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