2018 Finalists


We help farmers find workers to harvest their crops, while increasing the earning potential for farmworkers and connecting them with local resources and support.


ALISE will manufacture LIDARs that enhance autonomous vehicle’s ability to recognize the real-world objects at a fraction of the cost, leading to safer and more economical autonomous vehicles.


Alocito is a dine-in ordering platform that allows guests to preorder and prepay for dine-in meals.


Ballbox is a locker-style kiosk providing rental options for sport, leisure and camping equipment at parks and beaches across the country. We are also building out a customer engagement platform.


Canopy develops digital tools to help families talk about and make end-of-life healthcare decisions and then share those decisions through a legal document with loved ones and medical providers.


Carmony is like eHarmony for car shopping - we match you to the perfect car for your lifestyle.

Celebration Charter Yachts

Celebration Charter Yachts is bringing together family and friends to celebrate life’s memorable events on northern Michigan’s waters with an exceptional nautical venue, unique experiences, and perfect panoramas.

Clot Buster

Clot Buster is a mechanical thrombectomy device for stroke treatment that allows for complete, fast, and safe removal of clots.

Every Two Minutes

Sidekick is a next-generation mobile learning platform providing immersive prevention education, skills, and on-demand tools at critical moments to help young people combat sexual violence on college campuses and post-graduation

GreenMark Biomedical

GreenMark Biomedical is a minimally invasive healthcare company commercializing next generation diagnostic and therapeutic agents for dental cavities (tooth decay), the world’s most prevalent chronic disease called “dental caries”.

Inspired Biometrics

Our wearable device provides parents of vulnerable children and pediatricians with real-time vital sign values and trends, utilizes proprietary analytics to enable early illness detection targeting improved outcomes.

Just Duckin Hunting Chairs LLC

Providing duck hunters a Michigan made with USA material, marsh seat, a comfortable Marsh seat for duck hunting.

Lingco Language

Lingco helps students learn a language quickly by using artificial intelligence to identify the skills and vocabulary they already know, what they need to review, and what to study next.

Locker Lifestyle

Locker Lifestyle™ has three patent-pending products providing small storage to safely stash small valuables such as cash, keys, an ID, phone, pepper spray, golf tees and more.


500,000 biopsies are repeated due to a failure to collect a diagnostic sample. MedKairos intervenes during the procedure to ensure a quality sample was collected the first time, every time.


RateGigs is a web application that allows music lovers to rate and review artists, venues and festivals.

Smart Staffing

Smart Staffing is a tool that makes staffing for private duty home care companies simple.


The first 3D dental ultrasound scanner for early, painless and fast detection of gum disease.


ToDoolie is a commission-free marketplace for homeowners to outsource tasks to students and for students to manage their hourly work.


We have built an app that uses Natural Language Processing to keep track of all surgical instruments used in any procedure, eliminating cases of Retained Surgical Bodies (RSB).