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GreenLight Business Model Competition Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Contest

GreenLight Business Model Competition Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Contest

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Author: MSU Foundation
Category: Foundation News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Media Contact: March 13th, 2018                                                                                                         Aaryn Richard, Communications Manager MSU Foundation 517.884.1561

  GreenLight Business Model Competition Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Contest 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
  • Alocito, Inc.
  • Ballbox
  • Canopy
  • Carmony
  • Celebration Charter Yachts
  • Clot Buster
  • Every Two Minutes
  • GreenMark Biomedical, Inc.
  • Inspired Biometrics
  • Just Duckin Hunting Chairs LLC
  • Lingco Language Labs
  • Locker Lifestyle™
  • MedKairos
  • RateGigs
  • Smart Staffing
  • Sonodontics
  • ToDoolie
  • TrackOr

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 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

About GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition

The GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition is an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all across Michigan. Competition finalists will pitch ideas to a panel of expert judges and have the opportunity to network with angel and venture capital investors from all over the state. For more information about the event or to purchase event tickets, please visit  


About the Michigan State University Foundation

Established in 1973 as an independent non-profit, the Michigan State University Foundation is committed to the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies invented by MSU faculty, staff, and students. The MSU Foundation’s overarching goal is to support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University. Additionally, the MSU Foundation operates Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures, Michigan Rise, and the University Corporate Research Park. More information on the organization’s notable achievements, services, leadership, and history are available at