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Apply to Michigan I-Corps

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The University of Michigan has been granted $1.5mm from the National Science Foundation to administer an entrepreneurial training program called I-Corps, which is launching this spring.  The goal of the program is to put Michigan tech startups on a fast-track path and the initial class will include 25 teams of three members each.  To read more about the new program, click here.

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UM Alumni-Founded Duo Security Forging Ahead

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Duo Security, one of Resonant’s portfolio company and also founded by two University of Michigan alumni, continues to make waves within the mobile two-factor authentication space. The Ann Arbor-based startup recently announced hardware-level security as well as 400% increase in revenue and was featured on the UM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s department webpage. To read the featured article, click here.

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Accio Energy Hires One of the First Venture for America Fellows

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Accio Energy recently hired a Brown University electrical engineering graduate from Venture for America’s inaugural class.  Venture for America pairs top talent from U.S. universities with innovative start-ups in the hopes they will launch their own start-ups in their host cities someday.  Accio Energy was the only Ann Arbor startup to receive a fellow.  To read more, click here.


MINTS Makes First Investment

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The Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS) program, announced by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman in October 2011, made it’s first investment in an advanced memory development company based in Santa Clara, CA. While good news for UofM startups, it should be noted that this was a Series B investment and not an investment in perhaps the more underserved seed/early stage space. See the original article here.