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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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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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Dave Summers

July 14, 2021

Meet the Mentor: Dave Summers, specializing in governance, operations, strategy, and business development

After a career spent in global telecommunications and private equity companies, Dave Summers is now helping to facilitate growth within the Traverse City startup community. Dave specializes in corporate operations and governance including starting new...

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