The Premier Michigan Event for Innovators

Join us November 5–6 in downtown Detroit as semi-final and finalist companies compete for top honors and a $1,000,000 purse.

The excitement is building. The semi-final companies have been chosen and we are gearing up for Accelerate Michigan. Now in its fifth year, Accelerate Michigan is an international business competition that brings together entrepreneurial companies with local and national investment capital. We showcase the best and brightest new businesses and host more than 75 angel and venture investors. In 2013, seventy four venture capitalists and angel investors from fifty one firms judged the competition – providing a great network across the country.

If you’re engaged in the innovation community, a current or aspiring entrepreneur, or if you are looking to get involved — you should

Registration is open! Click here.

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 Check out 2013 Winner Ryan Vaughn and Varsity News Network

View 2013 Company Finalists and Award Winners

View 2013 Student Finalists and Award Winners


The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition designed to bring together later stage entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors.

We showcase the best and brightest new business concepts to investment capital to help foster their growth within Michigan. Targeting entrepreneurs with mid-to-late seed-entrepreneurial businesses — the competition has an immediate and positive impact on Michigan’s economy.  In 2013, seventy-four venture capitalists and angel investors judged the competition – providing a great network across the country as well as constructive feedback to help the participating companies in their persistent drive for excellence.

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