News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

for founders, geeks, and creatives.

TCNewTech becomes a 20Fathoms program, providing integrated services for startup founders

20Fathoms and TCNewTech are pleased to jointly announce that the TCNewTech pitch competitions will become a program fully owned and operated by 20Fathoms in early 2024. The pitch competitions will return in the spring under...

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Mapping West Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, Northwestern Michigan College

June 9, 2023

The Great Lakes Need Innovation

This article was written by Ed Baily, Director of the Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College, a 20Fathoms Community Partner. The Great Lakes region represents 27% of the combined US and Canadian population and 28%...

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Two people working on a design thinking project

May 8, 2023

Design Matters

This article was written by Brightly, a 20Fathoms Community Partner. Every day, we all engage in experiences that are rooted in design. When you grab coffee from, let’s say, a certain national chain that has become...

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May 3, 2023

Newly created “The Launch at 20Fathoms” offers expanded startup incubation services for entrepreneurs in the Grand Traverse Region

20Fathoms is pleased to announce a new program for entrepreneurs in the Grand Traverse Region. It’s called The Launch at 20Fathoms and is designed to remove barriers and help new businesses grow. “Through The Launch...

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A break-out session at the 2023 Rural Innovation Summit

May 3, 2023

Traverse City and 20Fathoms Host Rural Innovation Network Summit

From May 1-3, leaders in rural innovation and entrepreneurship from around the country will gather in Traverse City for the 2023 Rural Innovation Network Summit. The Summit is organized by the Center on Rural Innovation...

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April 14, 2023

Join the 20Fathoms Mug Club

Show your love for 20Fathoms by joining our brand new Mug Club! You’ll receive a limited-edition, numbered 20Fathoms mug, hand thrown by local artist Clay Maas. This is a great way for you to support...

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April 4, 2023

Startup Spotlight: V1 Sports

In this monthly series, get to know who is building companies in Northern Michigan and what advice they have for those just getting started. This month, we talked to Alex Prasad, CEO of V1 Sports....

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