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Help grow Northwest Michigan’s hub for entrepreneurship and innovation

20Fathoms develops, educates, and connects entrepreneurs and technology start-ups with the resources necessary to build thriving businesses and establish Northwest Michigan as their year-round home. We are a nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of our community to help us do this work.

The 20Fathoms Vision Fund is our philanthropic initiative that enhances programs and services to promote the future of tech entrepreneurship in our region. Your donation helps aspiring tech entrepreneurs, current tech professionals and community members interested in tech to learn and grow. 

Together, we are mobilizing innovation and entrepreneurship to create year-round and high-value jobs, an engaged workforce, and thriving families in our community. View Your 2023 Impact (pdf).

The Traverse City Center of Entrepreneurship, d.b.a. 20Fathoms, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 82-4116553

Scale your impact on our community’s future

Your investment in the 20Fathoms Vision Fund helps ensure that our region receives opportunities, programs, and projects that uplift, diversify, and strengthen our entrepreneurial ecosystem for generations to come.

Video: Your Impact

Learn how donors like you have helped entrepreneurs thrive in Northwest Michigan.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about supporting 20Fathoms, please contact Wes Sovis, Manager of Development. Call 231-938-6519 or click the button below to send an email.

We accept gifts by credit card, check, cash, stock, qualified charitable distributions from your IRA, donor-advised funds, real estate, planned giving, employer matching, and gifts-in-kind. (EIN 82-4116553)

Ashley Sloat – Aurora Consulting Sponsor

“I support the 20Fathoms ecosystem so that career diversification and growth can continue in the Grand Traverse region. My dream, which is shared by the 20Fathoms community, is to create an economy in northern Michigan in which the young children of today can be a part of, and contribute to, when they are adults.”


Janie McNabb Donor

“As a monthly donor to 20Fathoms, I give because I’m passionate about expanding opportunities for everyone in our community. 20Fathoms is building a diversified economy and creating great jobs, supporting and empowering each entrepreneur, each career explorer, each individual every step of the way.”


Jamie Kemler Donor

“I donate to 20Fathoms to support their important mission to grow innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan. Having moved here from Boston in 2016, I’ve seen first-hand the progress and impact that their talented team members have had towards meeting this goal. I’m optimistic about the future for this region’s start-up community.”


Mike Groleau Donor

“In just five years, 20Fathoms has become a strong regional technology leader and supporter of entrepreneurship, and in doing so is creating the jobs and skilled workforce for our future. As a local business owner, I recognize the importance of this work and feel privileged to be able to support the 20Fathoms community.”


Other ways you can support tech entrepreneurship at 20Fathoms

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Become a coworking space member where you’ll enjoy the bay view while you work while getting to know the 20Fathoms community.

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Join our Community Partner sponsorship program and receive recognition for your business.

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Mug Club

You’ll receive a limited-edition, numbered 20Fathoms mug which you can use to enjoy free beverages at our coworking space.

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Attend a 20Fathoms event and connect with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Sign up for the Traverse City Startup + Tech Hub to share your expertise and resources.

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Video: Building Traverse City’s Tech Startup Ecosystem

The push to create a thriving tech ecosystem in Traverse City is already paying off. By bridging local startup business programs and capital partners, 20Fathoms and local entrepreneurs are seeing results: 275+ jobs created or sustained, $138 million raised in startup and growth capital, 200+ companies served.