Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

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Key Info
Competition Name: 
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Awards and Prizes
Other Prizes: 

Prizes - Business Competition
Grand Prize


First Runner Up
Best of Sector (9 prizes)
$25,000/each sector
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Transportation
  • Alternative Energy
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Information Technology
  • Life Science
  • Medical Devices 
  • Next Generation Manufacturing   
  • Products and Services

Encore Award (Over 55 entrepreneur)

People's Choice

Tweet Award

Prizes - Student Competition

Grand Prize
First Runner up
Second Runner up


Competition Dates
Competition Final Event Date: 
December 11, 2010

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition which highlights Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. The competition fuels innovation-based business growth by uncovering the best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs, exposing those opportunities to potential investment capital and fostering their growth within Michigan.


The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition targets mid-to-late-stage business start-ups with potential to generate an immediate impact on Michigan’s economy, as well as student concepts with longer-term business viability.


With more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing and software, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is the world’s largest business plan competition.