SURGE, boosting entrepreneurs to the next level
SURGE, boosting entrepreneurs to the next level
Apply for the Fall 2019 SURGE Boostcamp 
The SURGE Boostcamp is a mentor-driven, 12-week "Proof of Concept" program that will help product and high technology startups further develop their idea, de-risk their business and establish a repeatable business model. Apply now through August 23rd if you want to participate. 
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A testament to our community's thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem 
President of Lakeshore Advantage, Jennifer Owens, speaks about the energizing conversations and thrilling connections that are taking place in our community's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our region has developed a bustling startup scene that curates relationships between business leaders and entrepreneurs, startups and primary employers. Connect with SURGE powered by Lakeshore Advantage if you want to learn more about how you can be involved in our electric entrepreneurial community. 
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Jolt Energy Technologies receives $200,000 from SBIR 
Jolt Energy Technologies, LLC received a $200,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Energy. This grant will help the company to develop an all-organic battery along with associated controls to efficiently store energy from a solar array. 
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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition calls for startup applications
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition application for startups is now open. Startups are encouraged to register to compete by August 16th and submit their applications by August 31st. This pitch competition offers entrepreneurs the chance to showcase their companies to investors and build connections with business acceleration resources and experts in their industry. 
Free workshops for entrepreneurs at Herrick District Library
Groundworks is a new collaborative space at Herrick District Library where free workshops will be held monthly to introduce adults to various topics such as graphic design, starting a podcast, coding, starting a company and more. The public will also be able to use the space's equipment and computer software programs during open hours. Attend the upcoming open house on August 19th to learn more.
Open House - August 19th
Military-connected entrepreneurs invited to apply for MVE-Lab's fall cohort
The Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab (MVE-Lab) offers military-connected people the opportunity to pursue a startup idea through participation in their fall cohort. This program provides its participants with training, tools, mentoring and funding to develop their business and launch it over a 3 month period.
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SURGE Startup Spotlight: G3 Acoustics LLC
G3 Acoustics LLC successfully launched its massage and heat features in the luxury seats at Sperry's Moviehouse in downtown Holland. G3 Acoustics LLC partnered with First-Class Seating company to produce these seats in time for the opening of the theater on June 13th. 
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Upcoming Local Meetups 
Thursday, August 15th, 12:00pm @ Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Goal: This free class introduces participants to the many programs and services that GROW offers to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business.
Monday, August 19th, 5:30pm @ HBH Auditorium
Goal: Come check out the new learning space at Herrick District Library. Learn about the free courses being offered and how you can reserve the space during its open hours.
Wednesday, August 28th, 11:00am @ Michigan SBDC Webinar
Goal: Learn to write a successful business plan with Michigan SBDC resources.
This news and events update was sent to you as a service of Lakeshore Advantage. We send communications on a regular basis to keep you up-to-date on information that may be helpful to you and your interest in entrepreneurship and the Holland SmartZone. Please direct questions, comments and future submissions to Haley Abbas at 
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