Small Business Association of Michigan Golf Outing
You are invited to network with Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) members and stakeholders and enjoy the beautiful Oak Pointe Country Club golf course. MiQuest will benefit from the proceeds and will put them toward achieving its mission to Ignite, Unleash and Promote a Culture of Entrepreneurship in Michigan. Register by July 1st for significant discounts on single tee or foursomes.

Monday, July 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Oak Pointe Country Club, Brighton
http://www.SBAM.org


MI Entrepreneurship Score Card - 2014 Edition Released
The Michigan Entrepreneurship Score Card 2014 Edition reports a dramatic uptick in the metrics that support a robust entrepreneurial environment and a number of other positive trends in Michigan's business climate. This edition of the Score Card marks the 10th publication of key metrics being tracked in all 50 states regarding achievements related to entrepreneurship. This is arguably the most well-researched and complete annual report of its kind.

See extraordinary achievements that Michigan has made in relation to our Entrepreneurial Climate, Entrepreneurial Change and Entrepreneurial Vitality. Get a downloadable copy of the Score Card at http://www.MiQuest.org.

More on MiQuest
The GLEQ Business Plan Competition is one of the programs run by MiQuest, a statewide organization who's mission is to Ignite, Unleash and Promote a Culture of Entrepreneurship.

Find out more about MiQuest at http://www.MiQuest.org.

Also, MiQuest will be continuing the long tradition of publishing a monthly calendar of events and opportunities for the entrepreneurship community. Sign up and begin receiving a comprehensive and timely presentation of what will be happening in the entrepreneurship space in Michigan.




GLEQ Awards for Spring 2014 Competition
The spring GLEQ Business Plan Competition concluded on Tuesday, June 17, with our morning awards event at the Eagle Crest Conference Center in Ypsilanti. MiQuest announced seven micro-loan and cash award winners and offered 20 top participants complimentary admission to the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. Thank you to the event and innovation award sponsors that made this celebration a success. The winners announced on Tuesday morning include:

Emerging Company
  • 1st Place Movellus Circuits, $25,000
  • 2nd Place SurClean, $15,000
New Business Idea
  • 1st Place GENOMENON, $5,000
  • 2nd Place Exo Dynamics, $2,500
Innovation Awards
  • Automation Alley Advanced Manufacturing SurClean, $12,500
  • NextEnergy Advanced Energy Optimal Process Technologies, $10,000
  • MSU Bioeconomy Institute Green Technology Ecovia Renewables, $5,000
Top 20 Competition Participants and Presenters
  • AQUAterra System, Edward Kim
  • ArborWind, LLC, Dilip Nigam
  • Blaze Medical Devices, LLC, Michael Tarasev
  • LogiCoul Solutions, David Stout
  • DataSpeaks Health Solutions, Inc., Dennis Nash
  • Exo Dynamics, Mushir Khwaja
  • Functional Fluidics, Patrick Hines
  • GENOMENON, Mark Kiel
  • Micro-LAM Technologies, LLC, Deepak Ravindra, PhD
  • Monarch Antenna, Inc., Randall Dence
  • Movellus Circuits, Muhammad Faisal
  • New Aegis Corporation, Paul Bruno
  • PHASIQ, Inc., Sachin Shah
  • Renditus, Chad Forester
  • Shock EngineWorks, Inc., Pablo Parraga-Ramirez
  • SkySpecs, LLC, Danny Ellis
  • SurClean, Inc., Susan Sprentall
  • VisionBoards.co, Natalia Petraszczuk
  • Warmilu, LLC, Grace Hsia
  • Wave Aircraft, Inc., Perry DiClemente