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Michigan ventures that want pre-seed funding can compete for new $100,000 SmartZone award

The Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest and a network of Michigan SmartZones recently announced a new $100,000 SmartZone award for the 2010 GLEQ Business Plan Competition. Aimed at filling an investment gap for ventures ready for pre-seed funding, this new award is being sponsored by the fifteen SmartZones and is administered through the SmartZones' Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund initiative.

According to excerpts from the story:

The GLEQ competition is open to all Michigan entrepreneurs that register to participate by March 5, but selection to compete for the SmartZone Award requires a SmartZone sponsor. Business plans are due April 23 for the SmartZone Award and May 7 for the New Business Idea and Emerging Company categories. Winners will be announced at the GLEQ SmartZone Awards Event on Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Lansing.

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