Meet Our Sixth Annual Contest Finalists

Mid-Michigan’s premier pitch competition to award $100,000 in total cash prizes

East Lansing, MICH. — Twenty teams of finalists have been selected to compete in the sixth annual GreenLight Business Model Competition. With opportunities to win up to $100,000 in total cash prizes, these finalists will present their business concepts in front of an expert panel and live audience at MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Pasant Theatre, in East Lansing, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m.

GreenLight Michigan 2018 finalists are:

  • AgHelp, Belding, MI

  • ALISE, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Alocito, Inc., Warren, MI

  • Ballbox, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Canopy, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Carmony, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Celebration Charter Yachts, Fenton, MI

  • Clot Buster, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Every Two Minutes, East Lansing, MI

  • GreenMark Biomedical, Inc., East Lansing, MI

  • Inspired Biometrics, Ada, MI

  • Just Duckin Hunting Chairs LLC, Brighton, MI

  • Lingco Language Labs, East Lansing, MI

  • Locker Lifestyle™, Allendale, MI

  • MedKairos, Ann Arbor, MI

  • RateGigs, Dimondale, MI

  • Smart Staffing, South Lyon, MI

  • Sonodontics, Ann Arbor, MI

  • ToDoolie, Grosse Pointe Park, MI

  • TrackOr, TrackOR, Monroe, MI

Co-created by Spartan Innovations and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), GreenLight Michigan attracts sponsorships from both new and established Michigan organizations and businesses. The contest’s 2018 Spotlight Sponsors are McLaren Greater Lansing, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and MSUFCU. For a full list of sponsors and purchase tickets for the event, please visit www.greenlightmichigan.com

Working to expand entrepreneurship and small business success in Michigan, this year’s GreenLight Michigan event will include the winner of TC New Tech’s regional pitch contest, which took place earlier this month in Traverse City. 

“Our sponsorship partnerships allow us to support great ideas and innovators from around the state,” said Paul Jaques, director of student and community engagement at Spartan Innovations. “Michigan startups have the talent and ideas to compete on a global scale. We’re proud to offer this opportunity—in addition to funding support—to cultivate emerging startups, grow small businesses, and encourage entrepreneurship across the state.”

The GreenLight Michigan event is open to the public. The GMBC team invites everyone to join in cheering on their favorite startup ideas. Directly follow pitches, event attendees are welcome to a catered networking reception and subsequent awards celebration. To Learn more about GreenLight Michigan, the event, or register to attend, please visit www.greenlightmichigan.com.