Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance is an event for innovators in various industries to pitch their start-up or growth idea for a chance to receive grant funding. It also provides connections within the NLEA business, resource and financing networks as well as access to early-stage funding and the potential to meet other inventors and investors. The Innovation Alliance program is designed to cultivate a culture of innovation and problem-solving throughout Northern Michigan.
The NLEA is looking for those involved in the following industries to apply: Value-Added Agriculture; Outdoor Recreation; Tech; Innovation; Research & Development; and Manufacturing Industries. NLEA is offering an additional path for businesses/individuals to pitch their ideas for business support. Businesses or individuals looking for support and networking opportunities to bring a concept to life and who live or work the NLEA region of Antrim, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties are invited to register.