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Grant money available for development of new technology-related products or services

May 22, 2015

On June 17, the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator is hosting a seminar to inform entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners about the availability of these grants. The seminar will consist of two sessions and a lunch break/networking opportunity.

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Seminar planned on accessing grants to develop technology-related business ideas

May 19, 2015

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator is hosting a seminar to inform entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners about the availability of millions of dollars in federal grants.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Seminar

May 12, 2015

On June 17, the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator is hosting a seminar to inform entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners about the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Through these Programs, small and startup businesses can obtain over $1 million to research and develop their new technology-related business ideas.

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Investing In Ag-Tech, a Michigan Business Beat Network radio show

April 27, 2015

Chris Laird, Director Business Customer Experience at Consumers Energy, and Kurt Brauer, chairman of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator discuss how to bring innovation to the farm industry. Most farmers seem to have a great idea, these two are trying to help bring it to the marketplace. Consumers Energy recently made an important investment in the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, sensing its importance in the market place.

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Allegan County joining new agriculture incubator

March 28, 2015

The Allegan County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday, March 26, to join the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Incubator based at the Fillmore Complex in Ottawa County but only if private money accounted for at least half of the $28,000 required to join the first year.

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Consumers Energy Contributes $25,000 to Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Supporting Farmers and Entrepreneurs

March 15, 2015

A new statewide business incubator designed to spur agricultural innovation has received financial support from Consumers Energy.

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The West Olive-based Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has received a $25,000 donation from Consumers Energy

March 15, 2015

The West Olive-based Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has received a $25,000 donation from Consumers Energy. The contribution will support the newly formed virtual incubator’s business development efforts, according to a statement.

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Consumers grant fuels ag-tech incubator

March 13, 2015

Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, the new statewide incubator launched in December in Ottawa County, has received a $25,000 contribution from Consumers Energy to support new businesses that have an invention or technology idea involving agriculture.

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Allegan County takes early step to join ag-tech incubator

March 12, 2015

Allegan County is interested in joining a regional agricultural-technology incubator, but only with support from private businesses in the county.

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Consumers Energy presented a $25,000 contribution this week to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

March 11, 2015

Consumers Energy presented a $25,000 contribution this week to officials with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator at the Ottawa County administrative offices in Michigan this week. The incubator specializes in helping farmers and agriculture-related entrepreneurs turn their machine, equipment or software ideas and inventions into profit-generating assets or new businesses.

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