The Premier Michigan Event for Innovators

Honoring the top early stage entrepreneurs and rewarding them with a $1 million pot of cash and in-kind prizes.

Please join us November 4–6 in the downtown Detroit to support the semi-final and finalist companies as they compete for top honors and a $1,000,000 purse.

Attendee registration will open in early September.


 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.