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Michigan: Ready For The ‘New Normal’

April 30, 2021

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Flint and Genesee Group - Member News

February 3, 2021


Three Flint entrepreneurs take home prize money in November pitch competition

November 30, 2020

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Quartz Water Source

November 23, 2020

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Former Flint Police Officer builds scale in security business 

November 8, 2020

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Genusee sets its sights on the circular economy

November 8, 2020

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How Community Engagement Helps Create a Pipeline for Success - Livestream

September 24, 2020

Genesee County entrepreneur aims to create a product to prevent smoke inhalation

August 27, 2020

Students from Flint and beyond tackling environmental justice challenges

August 19, 2020

How Do You Launch A Business During A Pandemic? 100K Ideas Takes Entrepreneurs From Ideation To Launch

August 06, 2020

Pitch For $K Idea Pitch Competition goes virtual as entrepreneurs vie for chance to win up to $5,000

August 05, 2020

Flint-based non-profit helps bring clean energy ideas to market, thanks to EGLE grant; grant still open to others

July 16, 2020

Entrepreneurs could win $6K in Flint-based pitch contest

June 24, 2020

You could win up to $6,000 in a Idea Pitch Competition series in Flint

June 18, 2020

Flint entrepreneur aims to improve communication between deaf and hearing communities

May 14, 2020

Crain's Detroit Business: 20 in their Twenties - Kiara Tyler

May 03, 2020

Flint’s new start up “100k Ideas” is expanding entrepreneurial opportunities in Michigan

March 25, 2020

Genesee Earth Week set to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

March 11, 2020

Dr. Jill Biden Makes Primary Day Campaign Push In Michigan

March 10, 2020

Jill Biden says she’s feeling ‘good, positive energy’ during Flint stop

March 10, 2020

Post-competition win, SolAir still pushes ahead in the name of clean water

March 02, 2020

Flint incubator that’s started 29 new businesses gets $325K to continue

February 25, 2020

Bell Tech Communications takes $10,000 back to the lab in Pitch for $K competition

February 19, 2020

Seven Genesee County entrepreneurs will vie for $17,500 in Pitch for $K competition

February 12, 2020

Community leaders break ground on Kettering’s 105,000-square-foot learning commons

February 12, 2020

UM-Flint program fuels Flint’s entrepreneurship and innovation renaissance

January 30, 2020

Pitch competition winner hopes to expand company, bring job opportunities to Flint

December 11, 2019

Flint gathers for Christmas tree lighting ceremony

December 05, 2019

The Ferris Wheel awarded for growing Flint entrepreneurship

December 04, 2019

UM-Flint to open free downtown ice rink Dec. 4

December 02, 2019

A friend's dying wish brings nonprofit to Flint

November 10, 2019

Pitch competition winner thankful for Flint organizations that help small businesses to grow

September 09, 2019

Focus On Flint Report shows challenges community is facing

August 23, 2019

Draymond Green invests in Flint entrepreneur’s clothing line, pop-up shop

July 30, 2019

“Beto” praises Flint’s “fierce pride,” touts 100K Ideas, calls for better health care

July 25, 2019

Flint teen wins $5,000 grant to start vibrating water bottle business

June 25, 2019

Pitch For $K looking for new ideas in Flint, offers $17,500 in prize money

June 07, 2019

Kettering students poised to launch scooter ride-share business in Flint

May 29, 2019

The Startups Born of Flint’s Water Crisis

April 26, 2019

Millionaire who loves Flint refuses to leave hometown, makes dreams come true

March 07, 2019

FORBES: Wall Street Executive, NBA and NFL stars coming together to fund new business ventures coming through 100K Ideas to rebuild Flint!

December 18, 2018

FOX Business: 100K Ventures launches, boosting entrepreneurial spirit in Flint!

December 12, 2018

MSNBC: Sports stars and Wall Street teaming up with 100K Ideas to launch 100K Ventures

December 31, 2018

ABC12: New venture capital group aims to help inventors and innovators through Flint's 100K Ideas!

December 21, 2018

WNEM: 100K Ventures: Draymond Green, Victor Cruz, Robert Wolf, Micheal Strahan and more big names creating new opportunties for Flint in partnership with100K Ideas!

December 17, 2018

100K Ideas is a nonprofit business incubator where anyone can bring a business idea for assessment. 170 ideas were vetted in the first year, with 24 clients still active. 

100K Ideas is not your average business incubator. In fact, they pride themselves on being different — on being accessible to all members of their community and welcoming to all who walk in their door.

Flint’s 100K Ideas Reaches 100th Idea Shortly After Opening

March 28, 2018

100K Ideas, a nonprofit dedicated to helping innovators and entrepreneurs take their ideas to market, celebrated the intake of its 100th idea just four months after its grand opening.

State grants $125,000 to Flint group to advance clean energy innovation

March 13, 2018

To encourage advancement in clean energy technologies and products, the Michigan Agency for Energy awarded 100K Ideas a $125,000 grant on March 13.

100K Ideas: A unique innovation hub open to anyone looking to build the next, best business

December 26, 2017

FLINT, Michigan—One for one.
Population: 100,000. Ideas: 100,000.
With a goal to “relieve the innovator of the entrepreneurial burden,” 100K Ideas fundamentally is working to re-establish the middle class in Flint, the very city that invented the middle class.

The Ferris Wheel Building’s Grand Opening a Success

November 07, 2017

The Ferris Wheel Building held its ribbon cutting and grand opening yesterday, and those in attendance included Chancellor Susan Borrego, Congressman Dan Kildee, and Governor Rick Snyder. The seven story, Art Deco style building has sat vacant for the past 30 years on Flint’s main artery, Saginaw Street, but recently underwent a $7.5 million renovation and is officially open to the public.

The National Development Council Announced the Winners of the 2017 NDC Academy Awards

November 01, 2017

For innovating project finance, Ferris Wheel Innovation Hub/100K Idea, in Flint, MI, won for assembling four different modes of public and private financing from six different organizations and agencies to create the first business incubator in Flint.

New incubator in historic building aims to transform Flint

April 09, 2017

Phil Hagerman helped transform a corner drug store into a $4.4 billion company. To create a headquarters for the company, he transformed one of automotive history's most significant sites. Now, inspired by the change he has seen in downtown Detroit, he wants to transform downtown Flint.

Ferris building renovation in downtown Flint to get $2.5 million grantWrite a catchy title...

March 28, 2017

With the renovation of the seven-story building comes 100K ideas, an innovation platform that is expected to "put a new spin on the way innovators approach the startup process by offering a 'one-stop-shop' to support them from concept to commercialization," according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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