MTEC Network

We have access to a strong network of service providers that can help you launch and grow your business. Service providers include:

Stang Decision Systems – Hiring and HR Services

Inventor Pathways – Intellectual Property Advising

Quincy Hill Advisors – Financial Services

Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen, P.C. – Legal Services

Varnum Law – Legal Services

Marketing Department Inc. – Marketing

Monte Consulting – Marketing

Where People Count – Bookkeeping

Software Sales Guru – Sales Training

Local and State of Michigan

Michigan Tech Innovation and Industry Engagement

Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program

Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA): Site Selection, Target Market Analysis, Development Tools, Lifestyle Data

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC): Reports & Data

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Crowd Funding

Michigan Tech Superior Ideas: University research crowdfunding tool





Pitch Events & Competitions

The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition– Michigan Tech Student Pitch Competition [annual]

1 Million Cups Copper Country– Local businesses and startups share their ideas [monthly]

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition– Largest competition in Michigan with $1M in prizes [annual]

GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition– Early-stage pitch competition [annual]

Digital Marketing Tools

Market Research Tools

Conducting Market Research – Tutorial on how to conduct market research

Think with Google – Culture & Trends, Competitive Analysis, Consumer Insights, Diagnostic Tools & Industry Benchmarks

American Fact Finder – Census Data, Demographics, Industries, Housing, etc.

U.S. SBA Business Data and Statistics – A collection of resources providing free access to business and economic statistics collected by the U.S. Government.

County Business Patterns – CBP is an annual series published by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides subnational economic data by industry.

CLARITAS MyBestSegments – Powerful market segmentation tool to find out who your best customers are, where they’re located, and how to reach them.

MakeMyPersona – Interactive web tool that generates buyer personas for you once you answer a series of questions about your ideal customers.

Pew Research Center – Free Data Sets