GreenLight Port Huron Business Model Competition

TechPort’s Harbor Muskies Program has some exciting news!

Spartan Innovations at the Michigan State University Innovation Center has selected the TechPort’s Harbor Muskies to host a GreenLight Port Huron Business Model Competition in Port Huron. Their gracious sponsorship of this event will provide us with the funding to launch this first-ever GreenLight Port Huron start-up business pitch event in our community. The business model competition is hosted by TechPort, the TechPort Harbor Muskies, Spartan Innovations, Pure Michigan, the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County, St. Clair County Community College and TechPort Soup.

Entrants will pitch for a chance to win over $10,000 in start-up cash.  The first place winner of Green Light Port Huron will receive over $5,000, free start-up support resources, Harbor Muskie mentorship and a guaranteed free seat in the Michigan GreenLight Competition, held on March 31, 2015 in East Lansing.  The GreenLight Michigan Competition has more than $50,000 in possible prizes to be earned in East Lansing this coming March, 2015.  

Business presenters interested in competing will need to submit a brief executive summary (essay-style), describe their products and services, customers, competitive advantage and brief financial plan describing how your business/product/service will make money. For details visit  The deadline for submissions is Friday, October  31. 

After panel review, chosen presenters for GreenLight Port Huron will be announced Monday, November 24.  Finalists will compete live at GreenLight Port Huron on Tuesday, December 9 with presentations beginning promptly at 5:30 PM at the SC4 Fine Arts Building.  A cocktail reception will immediately follow at TechPort with winners announced at 8 PM.  Community leaders and residents are encouraged to come watch the live competition and partake in a crowd choice vote for one lucky winner.  To register for the event please visit:

Prior to the GreenLight Port Huron competition on Tuesday, December 9, there will be an “Introduction to Angel Investing for Potential Investors” held at TechPort from 3:00-4:00 p.m.   This session will be led by Joseph “Skip” Simms, Managing Partner of the Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) held @ TechPort.  Stakeholders interested in learning more about business investing through MAF are encouraged to attend. 

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