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Ottawa County ag-tech incubator secures $25K from Consumers Energy

March 10, 2015

The West Olive-based Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has received a $25,000 donation from one of the state’s largest public utilities.

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Ottawa County incubator to help launch ag-tech innovations

January 04, 2015

Formed by Ottawa County as a nonprofit corporation, the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator aims to assist innovators across the entire spectrum of the commercialization process, including market research, business planning, vetting and validating concepts, securing patents and financing, and hiring a management team.

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New ag-tech business incubator gets staff to handle growth

December 24, 2014

The new agricultural-technical incubator in Ottawa County already has 20 entrepreneurs lined up seeking support, and the county board approved the staff Tuesday, Dec. 23, to help do the work.

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Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator celebrates opening

December 22, 2014

At a grand opening in early December, Ottawa County, Michigan, announced the official kick‐off of the Great Lakes Ag‐Tech Business Incubator.

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Rehmann partners with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

December 18, 2014

Rehmann has entered into a three-year partnership with the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, an organization through the County of Ottawa that offers assistance to farmers and entrepreneurs as they navigate the complex system of commercializing their farm inventions.

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Great Lakes Ag Tech Business Incubator Seeks Farmer-Entrepreneurs

December 15, 2014

Michigan is the second-most agriculturally diverse state in the nation after California, producing everything from blueberries to black beans to begonias. Now, organizers of a new startup accelerator want to add ag-tech software and equipment to that bounty.

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Brauer brings broad expertise to chairing ag-tech incubator

December 12, 2014

The meaning of “incubator” has come a long way in the popular imagination from the days when it primarily called up the vision of an apparatus that warmed chicken eggs. Many now think of it as a place that nurtures new businesses or organizations.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Helps Entrepreneurial Farmers

December 12, 2014

State Representative Joe Haveman recently announced the State of Michigan's $500,000 contribution to the new Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. The Incubator offers specialized assistance to start-up companies with an agricultural focus.

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Allegan County to consider joining new Ottawa ag incubator

December 11, 2014

Allegan County is considering joining a new agricultural incubator based in Ottawa County — and will need to make the decision soon if it wants to be one of the first municipalities to be part of the project.

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Ottawa County launches innovative ag-tech business incubator

December 11, 2014

Ottawa County, Michigan recently announced the opening of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator. The Incubator, a nonprofit corporation, will specialize in helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech machine, equipment, or software ideas and inventions into successful businesses. The State of Michigan also announces it will make a three-year, $500,000 investment in this first-of-its-kind incubator model to help develop businesses and jobs in the agriculture/technology sector.

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