ANN ARBOR — A Web platform enabling communication between farmers and beekeepers has been awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor Spark’s 26th Entrepreneur Boot Camp.
HiveLend was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated participant pitches at the boot camp, which is funded by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone.
“Ann Arbor Spark’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp Bootcamp was instrumental in HiveLend’s evolution this winter,” said Nicholas Zajciw, HiveLend founder. “The feedback we received throughout Boot Camp was invaluable and helped us to refine HiveLend as a whole. I am especially thankful for the work my drill instructor, Mark Ritz, put into ensuring our success.”
A video highlighting Ann Arbor Spark’s impact on entrepreneurism in the Ann Arbor region and past winners is available at this link.
More than 100 entrepreneurs, drill instructors, and mentors participated in Ann Arbor Spark’s 26th Entrepreneur Boot Camp. A bi-annual program, Boot Camp has assisted more than 500 companies since 2002.
Ann Arbor Spark will host its next Entrepreneur Boot Camp this fall.
Ann Arbor Spark’s entrepreneurial services, including Boot Camp, are funded by the by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone. The agency provides the capital needed for the development of private, high-tech enterprises and commercialization of research at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University and within the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone.
More information on SPARK’s entrepreneurial services is available at this link.
Spark is a non-profit public-private partnership that includes the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone, Washtenaw County Michigan Works, the City of Ann Arbor, Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. More at www.annarborusa.org.
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