EAST LANSING — A business plan competition modeled a bit on the TV show “Shark Tank” is returning to Michigan State University Tuesday.
The GreenLight Business Model Competition brings together entrepreneurs and small businses supporters from all over Michigan.
Participants pitch their new business ideas to a panel of expert judges for a chance at winning up to $50,000 in prizes.
The event runs frmo 3 to 8 p.m. at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E. Shaw Lane on the MSU campus. Speakers will begin their pitches at 4 p.m.
GreenLight Michgian was co-created by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and Spartan Innovations, which provides educational and financial support for turning MSU research technologies into Michigan businesses. It’s sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Whirlpool Corp., M3 Group, Brooks Kushman PC, Foster Swift PC and others.
The public is invited join the live audience in cheering on their favorite ideas, and to attend the networking reception and awards presentation that follows. Learn more about this event and register at www.greenlightmichigan.com. MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon will present opening remarks, and Sparty will be in attendance.