Bridging the Past and the Future
Ypsilanti has a long and storied technological past, and this legacy of innovation and adaptability continues to permeate the city's DNA. MI-HQe hopes to marry the echoes of the past with the dreams of the future, weaving together the tapestry of Ypsilanti's history with the threads of technological advancement. At MI-HQe, past achievements can inspire future advancements, and every innovation will contribute to the city's enduring legacy.
Tech Synergy Meets Local Culture
At MI-HQ, we believe that innovation thrives within a diverse and vibrant community. Ypsilanti is more than a city; it's a haven for artists, musicians, writers, and creators of all kinds. This creative energy is not only infectious but also synergizes seamlessly with the innovation we foster at MI-HQ. As tech startups converge here, they'll be enveloped in Ypsi’s wellspring of creativity, collaboration, and community, which will serve as an inspiring backdrop for trailblazing innovation.
Elevating Startup Potential
MI-HQ isn't just a physical space; it's a launchpad for startups to achieve their highest potential. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, flexible workspaces, and an array of resources tailored to the needs of tech entrepreneurs and startups, providing opportunities for startups ranging from the first rounds of ideation up through manufacturing and beyond. From dedicated mentoring programs and networking events to access to venture capital connections, MI-HQ is dedicated to nurturing startups from their inception to market success.
Innovating with Opportunity
Ypsilanti's affiliation with a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) underscores the city's commitment to progress. As part of this initiative, MI-HQ’s presence becomes not just a hub for startups, but a catalyst for economic growth and empowerment. By leveraging QOZ benefits, we're not only building a tech ecosystem but also fostering community development, job creation, and a vibrant economy.
Engaging the Community
Our commitment to Ypsilanti extends beyond the walls of the MI-HQ Innovation Center. We're dedicated to actively engaging with the local community through outreach programs, workshops, and events. By collaborating with schools, community organizations, and local businesses, we're fostering a sense of belonging and providing avenues for skill development and employment opportunities. Together, we're building a more resilient and empowered Ypsilanti.
Start Your Journey
The MI-HQ Innovation Center beckons visionaries, dreamers, and doers to converge within its walls. Whether you're a startup founder seeking a launchpad, an investor scouting groundbreaking opportunities, or a resident eager to witness the transformation of your city, we invite you to embark on this remarkable journey with us. Join us at 300 W. Michigan Avenue and be a part of the narrative that bridges the past, present, and future in remarkable ways.