Concentrate: More than $110,000 awarded to Michigan student startups through business competitions
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The programs, part of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, award $200 to $1,000 grants that are funded by alumni and partnering companies. For some student startups, this is the only influx of outside capital their companies will receive.
Medical engineering startup Exo Dynamics took second place in the multi-round Michigan Business Challenge. The company is developing a new type of back brace for medical professionals and will use the $15,000 it won to move into new offices on the North Campus Research Complex.
The company had been working in student startup incubator TechArb, but has phased out of the space.
Fellow student startup Kymeira Advanced Materials won a $5,000 Dare to Dream grant. Kymeira previously won the student business category at the Accelerate Michigan competition in November.