June 7, 2022 - 9:53 am

Northern Michigan Startup Week Inspires Young Entrepreneurs and Startup Veterans Alike

By 20Fathoms

Manny McMillan has always enjoyed working with his hands to build innovative products that solve everyday problems. He never seriously considered this as a career path until recently, though. 

A student at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich., Manny was planning to move out of the state to get a job operating drones after completing his degree in Unmanned Aerial System Training this summer. Now he’s re-evaluating that plan and considering staying in Traverse City to start his own business, something that feels achievable after participating in the 2022 Northern Michigan Startup Week where he received entrepreneurship education and mentorship.