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Ag-Tech Incubator Lures Sponsors, Startups With Unusual Model

October 19, 2015

A West Michigan incubator that helps farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech ideas into businesses is trying to get the word out about the program’s first year in hopes of attracting more sponsors. In the past year, the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator launched a handful of startups and hammered out an unusual financing model that eschews equity in favor of a percentage of its clients’ sales.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator sees strong, steady growth

October 17, 2015

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has only been in operation for 10 months, but it’s already seeing a lot of growth.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Reaches Successful Milestone in Under a Year

October 16, 2015

Warner Norcross & Judd is a proud sponsor and founder of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit created by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners to support farmers and entrepreneurs.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Gets $75,000 In Cash Contributions

October 15, 2015

One of the biggest catalysts for the success of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator during its first year in operation is the growing support from public and private sector sponsors.

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Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Achieves Success During First 10 Months

October 13, 2015

Less than one year after opening its doors, the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator has received over $75,000 in cash contributions from public and private sector sponsors, signed Client Agreements with four ag-technology companies with a fifth expected before the end of the year.

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This Ag-Tech Incubator Offers Both Independence and Assistance

September 17, 2015

Many agricultural-technology entrepreneurs are farmers who’ve taken to their garages or workshops to build mechanical devices that solve common agrarian problems. To serve such inventors, government officials in Ottawa County, Mich., developed the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator.

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Consumers Energy Contributes $25K to Support Farmers

July 01, 2015

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

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Hatching New Industries: Ag Tech Incubator Opening Doors for New Entrepreneurs

June 02, 2015

Mark Knudsen is executive director of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a new program started by the Ottawa County government in Michigan and run out of county offices. It began when the surveys of residents showed they wanted their elected officials to be more involved in economic development. A feasibility study revealed that the county was strong in agriculture, but nobody was looking at how to turn agriculture into jobs other than farming.

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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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