Micro loans becoming very popular

Six months ago there was no such thing as a loan for a pre-revenue, innovative start-up company.  Today, if you are in Washtenaw county there are three sources for loans.  There has been a lot of press about these micro loans the past few weeks.  Expect a lot more.  We have made four loans to companies around the state through the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund program totalling $137,500 in just three months.  Applicants for the Ann Arbor and... [Read More...]

Micro loans in Washtenaw County

I’m on You Tube.  Nathan Bomey with Ann Arbor.com interviewed me last week regarding the new micro loans available to local start-up entrepreneurs.  A new aspect of reporting the news at the new annarbor.com is recording interviews with a mini camera and posting them as part of the story.  Here’s the link to that interview.  Read More →

Presentation on state incentives and capital programs

On July 14 we will be presenting a program on the many programs funded by the state that put cash in the bank accounts of start-ups and early stage growth companies. When you look around at the incentives other states are providing technology and other innovative entrepreneurs you will be hard pressed to find one that has as many creative programs providing capital than Michigan.  We have programs for university based commercialization opportunities,... [Read More...]