News from Northern Michigan’s startup and tech community

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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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February 12, 2021

A Conversation with Higher Grounds Trading Co., a 20Fathoms Sponsor and Fellow Community Builder

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Jennifer Yeatts, Director of Coffee, at Higher Grounds Trading Co. Our discussion was far-ranging, wandering from coffee farms in Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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February 1, 2021

20Fathoms announces HealthSpark Accelerator for digital and telehealth startups

20Fathoms is pleased to announce the HealthSpark Accelerator, a new accelerator program for digital and telehealth startups. The line-up of keynote speakers for the accelerator includes global leaders in tech innovation, rural healthcare, and digital...

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January 13, 2021

Celebrating the Victories of 2020: A 20Fathoms Year in Review

While 2020 certainly provided some significant challenges, at 20Fathoms we had a lot to celebrate. We expanded our team and  our organizational capabilities, introduced new services and resources for the startup and tech communities, and...

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January 11, 2021

The Tech that Kept Us Ticking in 2020

Over the past year, we have learned to live, work, learn, and socialize differently because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was oftentimes technology that helped carry us through. We asked our 20Fathoms community to share...

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January 8, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11

Webinar | Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need to Know for 2021 Thursday, Jan. 14, 5 – 6:30 pm EST Join 20Fathoms, Ann Arbor SPARK, and Robert Scott, Regional Administrator of Region V of the SBA, with his PPP team...

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January 8, 2021

tccodes introduces new courses for software developers

20Fathoms is spinning up new and expanded workshops for software developers through tccodes. The following 14-week cohorts begin in early February and are provided at no cost due to grant funding. Front-End App Development Front-end...

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