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Hudsonville Students Could Get $1,000 for Business Idea

January 11, 2017

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator is partnering with the Chamber on this project to provide four hours of free mentoring services following the contest to help each of the finalists that want to take the next steps to move their idea from concept to reality.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Hires Burch Partners to Assist with Marketing and Branding

November 18, 2016

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has hired Holland-based Burch Partners, to assist with marketing and branding. Burch Partners will work to increase and broaden statewide awareness, increase number of active clients and update the overall brand.

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How To Hatch Agricultural Innovation Ideas

October 31, 2016

For those of you who have developed ideas and technology you wish to capitalize on, The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator based in West Olive, MI, can help you do just that.

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Ag-tech incubator invests in startups

September 16, 2016

The agriculture industry is changing, and the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator wants to ensure entrepreneurs in the Midwest are ahead of the curve.

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A Complete Guide to Startup Resources in Agriculture and Food Technology Innovation

August 26, 2016

Startup companies in any industry will face many challenges on their journey from an idea to a sustainable business. Many entrepreneurs will look for resources to help them on that journey, such as accelerator programs and incubators.

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USDA Awards $55,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

August 16, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a grant agreement to provide the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) with $55,000 to enhance their marketing and outreach efforts.

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GreenStone Looks to Seed Next-Gen Agribusiness Innovation

July 10, 2016

Michigan’s largest agricultural lender views a $25,000 sponsorship and in-kind support pledged to Ottawa County’s Great Lakes Ag-Tech Incubator as a key part of its business.

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GreenStone Farm Credit Services Joins List of Ag-Tech Incubator Sponsors

June 01, 2016

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator in West Michigan has scored a new sponsor: GreenStone Farm Credit Services, an East Lansing, MI-based financial institution that is the largest agricultural lender in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin.

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A Year in the Life of an Agtech Incubator

April 20, 2016

Michigan’s Great Lakes AgTech Business Incubator launched in 2014 after the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners received a grant from the USDA to conduct a feasibility study into creating an agtech incubator for the region. The study was initiated during the global financial crisis when the board was seeking an innovative program to encourage job creation that did not duplicate any other existing economic development efforts in the region.

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Great Lakes Crop Summit grows in 2016

February 15, 2016

During the Crop Summit, Becky Huttenga of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator explained the function of the incubator to Les Roth of Bad Axe, MI. Roth learned that help was available from the incubator's staff for farmers and others to allow them to commercialize their inventions.

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