SI provides many resources to help launch entrepreneurial ventures including commercial/market assessment, commercial development planning, start-up advising, business documentation and support services, mentoring programs, business accelerator program, venture fellows, entrepreneurs-in-residence, internship programs, business plan development, gap funds and grant writing assistance.  Spartan Innovations also works in concert with Red Cedar Ventures, the venture arm of the MSU Foundation (, in developing funding milestones and applying programmatic investment into these new entities.  It is expected that entities created through the Spartan Innovations process, when significantly de-risked, will be transferred to the Red Cedar Ventures portfolio for continued development and preparation for larger Angel and VC investment funding.