Government grants available to entrepreneurs for the purpose of technological innovations that are of interest to Federal Government agencies
A Kansas City-based organization encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship nationally and globally
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is an entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America and beyond. CEO currently supports entrepreneurship on over 240 chapters in over 43 states.
A nonprofit network providing resources for socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs
Private/public partnership that was formed to achieve an integrated regional economic development strategy
A network of people, projects and partners reinventing mid-Michigan’s economy
Helps develop and commercialize high value, consumer-responsive products and businesses in the agriculture and natural resource sectors
Providing information, research and educational experiences that support entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system, based in Cassopolis, MI
The State of Michigan’s one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan
An association of venture capital professionals and researchers from across Michigan
A professional consulting firm composed of current Broad School MBA students
Offers consulting services to area nonprofits and nonprofit startups
Business-CONNECT serves as MSU’s front door for corporations, directing businesses to the right MSU resources – from recruiting students to finding a researcher for a specific project– and enabling two-way strategic communications and planning for business customers.
The Mid-Michigan Innovation Club for Entrepreneurs (ICE) provides a new forum for professionals of the Greater Lansing Area to share and explore ideas in a positive and supportive environment, create or strengthen existing networks for collaboration and find resources to bring ideas to life.
msuENet connects venture and social entrepreneurs with education, know how, resources, mentors, advocates, and funding. The network’s primary focus is on student entrepreneurs, but it welcomes the opportunity to work with anyone with entrepreneurial aspirations.
Spartan Innovations provides the educational and financial support necessary to turn MSU research technologies into successful Michigan businesses – and spur entrepreneurship in the Michigan economy.
MSUBCC is the first Collegiate Chapter of The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) to be established at an institution of Higher Education. We strive to cultivate and grow the entrepreneurial spirit of undergraduate students while providing them with the network, resources, and experience necessary in order to succeed in the business world.
Tips for starting and funding your small businesses
If you’re thinking about starting a business, Entrepreneur Magazine’s website offers a wide array of information and advice. Topics range from business plans and financing to running a green business and being a successful teen entrepreneur.
Inc.com offers guides for starting many types of businesses (franchises, e-commerce, home businesses, etc). Inc.com also puts out the Inc 500 and 5,000, lists of the top public and private small businesses. These rankings offer information and inspiration for those considering entrepreneurship.