Driving Innovative Leadership And Economic Growth

accelerating local business & job growth leveraging regional technology leadership connecting ideas, people & success mentoring and customized support collaborating with vital area resources

Energizing High-Tech Business Growth

Connecting

The MTEC SmartZone connects you to the organizations, people and tools you need to advance your business idea. Our network of business experts and thought leaders is a resource that helps you scale the right way, at the right speed, at the right time.

Mentoring

Our team inspires confidence in every entrepreneur. We are business navigators who provide customized support and work with you to validate your idea and give you the footing you need to move forward.

Collaborating

In order for a new idea to become a real business idea, innovators need help and guidance from people who understand the key components of the process. At every point of business development, applying the right activity and expertise helps ideas continue to progress.

Accelerating

As the heart of our entrepreneurial ecosystem, MTEC SmartZone is a driver of creating jobs in the Keweenaw.

  • We attract innovative thinkers and doers.
  • We fuse innovators together to collaborate and grow.
  • We advance ideas into successful, job-creating businesses that benefit our community.
  • We partner with Michigan Technological University (MTU) and other local assets.

Leveraging

MTEC SmartZone is directly linked with one of the world’s technology leaders – Michigan Technological University (MTU). The connectivity between MTU and the entrepreneurial community is leveraged in many ways:

  • Many of our successful high-tech companies have spun directly from university faculty, staff, and students.
  • The MTEC SmartZone team collaborates with university department leaders.
  • MTU leaders sit on the MTEC SmartZone Board of Directors