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Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI SBTDC) provides consulting, training, and research to assist small businesses launch, grow, transition, and innovate. For advanced tech businesses, MIchigan SBDC's Tech Team helps entrepreneurs bridge the gap between technology development and commercialization. Services are available at every stage from idea to commercialization. The Michigan Assistance Program, administered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in partnership with MI SBTDC, and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), provides training and one-on-one SBIR/STTR proposal development services to technology-based entrepreneurs and early-stage companies throughout Michigan. The Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund (MI-ETF), managed by MI-SBTDC in partnership with MEDC, provides commercialization funding to Michigan SBIR/STTR recipients. The fund provides awards up to $25,000 and $125,000 to match Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards. The fund helps companies cover important expenditures such as patent protection or sales and marketing activities required to commercialize the technology developed with SBIR/STTR R&D funds. The ETF will match both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards until funds are exhausted.