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Michigan State University Innovation Center

MSU brings pathbreaking ideas to the marketplace and our team works closely with the MSU Innovation Center to make that happen. By collaborating in areas like the technology transfer process as well as business support, our entire entrepreneurial ecosystem helps startups along the way. 

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Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Another pipeline created for student startups searching for funding and support is The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Burgess). Burgess empowers students to learn through action by providing programs, courses, and resources to foster an entrepreneurial mindset, develop empathy, and create new ventures. 

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Lansing Economic Area Partnership

#LoveLansing offers diversity and inclusion in the form of a global community, affordable living, entrepreneurship, and small businesses. A growing community with high-tech businesses and opportunities, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and the MSU Foundation partner to develop projects, programs, and spaces in the Lansing region. 

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) programs and investments help launch early-stage companies with dilutive and non-dilutive capital, including the contribution of the Michigan Rise Pre-Seed III Fund - a fund that invests in early-stage technology companies across Michigan. By fostering this partnership with the MEDC, MSU and the MSU Foundation can better collaborate with universities, hospitals and investors as well as connect a broad network of talent to spark startup success. 

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