The Detroit Free Press has reported that Endeavor Detroit, recently included in our Talent Profile of Antonio Lück, has selected two companies founded by URC alumni entrepreneurs to receive high-level mentorship and support.
“Endeavor Global — whose mission is to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs around the world — selected Detroit as its second U.S. affiliate because of the opportunities for entrepreneurial growth in the region, including the close proximity to the University Research Corridor’s three world-class research universities,” Lück said.
Endeavor Detroit is a branch of a global nonprofit dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs of 2nd stage companies. They are:
The University Research Corridor showcases Michigan’s world class universities, economic competitiveness, and scientific breakthroughs being made every day in our state. This innovative partnership is creating jobs, fostering relationships with all types of businesses, from our largest corporations to smallest entrepreneurial businesses, and driving innovation in all sectors of our economy.
I think certainly there has been an uptick in entrepreneurship in the state, and I think a lot of that is owed to the URC getting more involved in economic development in the last 10 years.
The URC is an incredible asset for our industry, state, and citizens in terms of the scale of R&D conducted at its universities in critically important areas. Medical and healthcare discoveries with the potential to improve and save lives position Michigan as a top state for innovation in the life, medical and health sciences.