MTIC Resource Match-Up

As a member of Midland Tomorrow Innovation Center, you gain access to startup and growth resources through our extensive network of service providers. Many of these companies offer deals and discounts exclusive to MTIC members.

Midland Tomorrow

Midland Tomorrow provides entrepreneurs services in the following areas:

-Community Introduction: network with local business and community leaders to support location and expansion decisions, provide community statistics and demographics

-Economic Gardening: nurture the existing economic base through a full range of economic development strategies to encourage expansion

-Site Selection: provide a customized “sites profile package” of locations that match your business’ requirements, complete with guided site visits and community tours

-Workforce Development:  connect your business to local job training and educational opportunities customized to meet your needs and optimize efficiency

-Financial Incentives: help identify and  prepare applications for property tax abatements and other government incentive programs for which your business is eligible

Contact: Becky Church

Phone: 989-839-0340

Location: Midland, MI

White IEQ

White IEQ specializes in anti-microbial development, commercialization, and implementation. With over 40 years of direct experience in the commercialization of some of the most successful anti-microbial products, White is positioned well to help new and growing companies overcome technical challenges and get to market faster.

Contact: Curt White

Phone: 989-708-4610

Email: wcurtwhite@gmail.com

Location: 2007 Austin Street, Midland, MI 48642

Wildfire Credit Union

The commercial team at Wildfire Credit Union has more than 200 years of combined financial expertise. Each member of the loan team has a minimum of 20 years experience specifically in business lending. We can handle the simple loans all day every day…..that’s easy.   Where we excel is working with you on your more complex projects…. real estate, construction, equipment, lines of credit, and leasing. We are also a SBA approved lender.

Contact: John Harken

Phone: 989-837-7951

Email: jharken@wildfirecu.org

Website: www.wildfirecu.org

Bootstrappers Breakfast

MMIC has partnered with Travis Johnson on this new, sales oriented, monthly program that brings best practices from a nationwide network that started in Silicon Valley. Midland is the second location in Michigan, following a monthly meetup ran by Travis in Detroit. On a monthly basis, entrepreneurs come together to discuss problems and work through solutions with a focus on customer growth and sales development.

Contact: Chris Moultrup

Phone: 989-839-2333

Email: startup@mmic.us

Website: www.mmic.us

Location: 2007 Austin Street, Midland, MI 48642

CU Tech

CU TECH provides outstanding service, reliable hardware, and proven software support. We set industry standards by developing and following the best IT practices available for small and medium business! Our services enable you and your employees to work with greater productivity and efficiency creating greater profitability.

Contact: Mike Rule

Phone: 989-492-0629

Email: MRule@cu-tek.com

Location: 2007 Austin Street, Midland, MI 48642

Team One Credit Union

Team One has been around for 80 years and has a strong background in commercial lending. They strive to help businesses obtain the capital they need to survive.

Contact: Andrew Tracey

Phone: 989-326-1857

Email: atracey@teamonecu.org

Website: www.teamonecu.org/

Location: Saginaw, MI

Marketing Flexibility

Marketing Flexibility was founded with a mission to bring strategic marketing resources within reach of growing businesses and organizations. They have over a decade of proven experience that can take your business opportunities from concept to success.

Contact: Kristina Marsh

Phone: 989-205-3972

Email: kris@marketingflexibility.com

Location: Midland, MI

Accelerance Partners

Christopher Jue of Accelerance Partners brings expertise to the launching and growing of startups, helping them become operating companies. His firm provides technology-based entrepreneurs, as well as traditional product and service startups, with the resources needed to get to the next level of the business cycle. Realizing that entrepreneurs and startups are often short on time and resources, his firm fills those gaps with expertise that includes client research, business development, fundraising and management coaching.

Contact: Christopher Jue

Phone: 415.595.1488

Email: SFChristopherj@gmail.com

Website: www.angel.co/christopher-jue

Location:

Innomarq

Innomarq provides small and medium-sized businesses in the Midland, Bay City, Saginaw, and Mount Pleasant areas with integrated, high-tech marketing products and services, such as NEXPRINT™ Advanced Printing, web development, online advertising, mobile marketing, and NEXFONE™ Call Tracking Numbers.

Contact: Amanda Dornbos

Phone: 989.244.4101

Email: info@innomarq.com

Website: www.innomarq.com

Location: 620 Cambridge St., Midland, MI 48640

Montalbano Marketing, INC/MonMark Group International

Montalbano Marketing, Inc/MonMark Group International is a full-service strategic marketing and business development consulting firm, which has created many successful marketing and business development strategies for startups and emerging companies.

MMIC member benefits: No-cost consultations. Pricing based upon type of project: $250 outside consulting when not on contract. Can negotiate.

Contact: Randall Montalbano

Phone: 832.498.2423

Email: Randall@RandallMontalbano.com

Website: www.randallmontalbano.com/

Location: 2007 Austin St., Midland, MI 48642

Mott Community College – MCC FABLAB

The MCC FABLAB assists students, entrepreneurs, communities and businesses create product prototypes. Director Douglas Prehoda is a General Motors retiree with over 30 years’ experience in purchasing, material control, logistics, and manufacturing.

Contact: Mott Community College

Phone: 810.232.4553

Email: doug.prehoda@mcc.edu

Website: www.mcc.edu

Location: 1401 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48503

Rocky Bay Communications, LLC

Specializing in community relations; consumer-targeted ventures; environmental, healthcare, and issue management; travel and tourism.

MMIC member benefits: Free 30-minute consultation. Invitation to Lunch & Learn (brown bags and Innovator’s Spotlight).

Contact: Barbara Muessig, APR

Phone: 989.600.2052

Email: barb@rockybaycommunications.com

Website: www.rockybaycommunications.com

Location: 2007 Austin St., Midland, MI

Start Garden

Start Garden is a fund for early-stage ventures that provides financial, intellectual and social capital to new business ideas. Start Garden funds one new idea each week at $5,000, but funds designated high-potential businesses up to $500,000.

Contact: Amanda Chocko

Email: Amanda@startgarden.com

Website: www.startgarden.com

Location: 50 Lewis NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Office Hero

The Office Hero is the perfect complement to small business in every industry. Office Hero takes care of administrative tasks with ease, professionalism and care. In today’s fast-paced business world, the more time a business has to focus on its services and areas of expertise and skill, the more money it will make. The Office Hero is dedicated to saving businesses time and money and reducing workload.

MMIC member benefits: Special pricing on services. Some setup fees waived.

Contact: Jacquetta Danzler

Phone: 810.547.5594

Email: Superj@theofficehero.biz

Website: www.theofficehero.biz

Location: 5092 W. Vienna Rd., Ste. A, Clio, MI 484

Varnum, LLP

Varnum is a leading Michigan law firm providing a broad range of legal services to meet the complex needs of its clients. Varnum serves as counsel to entrepreneurs and growing businesses throughout Michigan and the Midwest. The company specializes in entity formation, shareholder agreements, stock option plans, intellectual property, licensing agreements, service terms and conditions, privacy policies, distribution contracts, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, capital fundraising, and real estate.

MMIC member benefits: Preferred pricing from referral.

Contact: Matt Bower

Phone: 248.567.7404

Email: mwbower@varnumlaw.com

Website: www.varnumlaw.com

Location: 39500 High Pointe Blvd., Ste. 350, Novi, MI 48375

Virtual Interactive Agency (VIA)

VIA provides expertise in marketing strategy, call center strategy, branding, social media, email blasts, direct mail, product management, product development, video game and app development.

MMIC member benefits: Three free hours of marketing consulting services.

Contact: Joey Silvian

Phone: 248.417.3547

Email: joey@viathink.net

Website: www.viathink.net

Location: 29616 Middlebelt Rd., Ste. 2302, Farmington Hills, MI 48334