The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest hosted its 12th Annual Statewide Business Plan Competition Award Ceremony at Entrepreneur Connect 2012 Tuesday, June 12, at the James B. Henry Center on the Michigan State University campus.
The sponsor organizations include the MSU Innovation Center, the Global Food Protection Institute, the MSU Bioeconomy Institute, the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator, Automation Alley, NextEnergy, Inforum and the Michigan SmartZones. During the award ceremony over $216,000 in prizes were handed out in a variety of categories including New Business Idea and Innovation awards.
In the category of Alternative Energy Innovation, an award sponsored by NextEnergy in the amount of $10,000, was presented to GreenLancer Energy, a Detroit based Bizdom U company, which offers access to a virtual network of clean energy engineers through a cloud-based platform that makes available energy expertise from across the country to meet client demand for quick and cost effective project completion. Founded less than a year ago by by Patrick McCabe, CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Douglas Elbinger, and Michael Sharber, Chief Operating Officer. Since then Greenlancer has been working on renewable energy projects on a global scale.
The award was presented by Sam Hogg, director, venture development, NextEnergy.
GLEQ, now in its 13th year of continuous operations, is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) educational program designed to accelerate the formation of high-growth companies in Michigan. GLEQ leverages a roster of volunteer business and investment experts to provide training, coaching and mentoring. Entrepreneurs in the business plan competition receive as many as four written critiques from members of the investor community. GLEQ is funded by Michigan Economic Development Corporation through an Entrepreneurial Support Services grant.
Source: GreenLancer Energy