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Entrepreneurship & Startup Support

Helping you and your business succeed and thrive.

You’ve planted the seed.
20Fathoms can help your startup grow.

Attend our business education sessions. Refine your ideas with the help of a business coach. Connect with research universities. Meet funders. Network with industry insiders. Our programs are designed to help you and your business succeed.

Interested in becoming a 20Fathoms member? Complete the inquiry form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Matt Goddard Co-founder & President, Hybrid Robotics

“Early on, we had a spot at the 20Fathoms coworking space and that’s where we started to build the company. It was great meeting investors and meeting other companies. It provided the structure that we needed to move forward to as a manufacturing company.”

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Laurel Manke Cofounder, Slabtown Marketing

“20Fathoms’ mentorship program has been hugely valuable to our business. It is a regular check-up that keeps us accountable to our strategic goals and reminds us to zoom out from the day-to-day tasks and consider the bigger picture.”

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Stephen Johanson President & Founder, Starboard Solutions Corp.

“20Fathoms, first and foremost, are just a good bunch of people. Part of the challenges of being an entrepreneur and working on your own is encouragement. Having a place to go with some progressively-minded people who you can knock ideas around with, go to lunch with, talk about your dogs with…it’s just a great community.”

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Support Services and Resources

We’ve got your back. Our leadership team and mentors are well connected and can help increase your access to grants, loans, angel, and venture capital.

Do you need to consult with an expert on intellectual property, business law, financial planning, or human resources? We’ll make the introductions. Members of our professional services network routinely hold office hours at our office.

We even have a national-level talent acquisition guru on our team. When you’re ready to grow your team, let us help with the heavy lifting associated with recruitment.

Office Space

Get down to business and increase your productivity by working in a professional workspace. Our office has incredible views of Grand Traverse Bay, an abundance of natural light, conference rooms, fast internet, locally brewed coffee, and a host of other perks. With private offices and five coworking space options, we’ve got a space to meet your needs.

Startup Expertise

At 20Fathoms, you’ll meet local and national leaders in tech and entrepreneurship, have the opportunity to tap into the expertise of peers and other founders, and build connections that will help launch and expand your business. Our team has deep expertise in entrepreneurship, investment, and tech. They know what it takes to succeed and what resources should be engaged to help address your business challenges so that you thrive.

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Member Discounts

20Fathoms members receive the following special discounts for startup business services. Contact us for details.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

$5000 in AWS credit for 2 years. AWS business support (up to $1500) for 1 year.

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Bench

30% off 3 months of bookkeeping, plus commission for referrals.

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HubSpot

Up to 90% off HubSpot Marketing Hub.

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MainStreet

25% off, VIP onboarding.

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