Safetysit participated in the 2015 MWest business plan competition and placed second on the masters track. The $2,500 we won at this competition was used for contracting engineers to develop our design. MWest is 'student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan'. They give away about $40,000 annually, in addition to many resources, mentors, and other opportunities for new student ventures.

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GreenLight 2015

The GreenLight Business Model Competition was formed through a collaboration between Spartan Innovations, MSUFCU, MEDC, and MSU to bring together entrepreneurs from all over Michigan. It awards entrepreneurs over $50,000 during its annual competition, and even more through smaller qualifier competitions. Winning $7,000 at GreenLight launched us forward financially and was a huge validation for the viability of our idea.

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Hatching 2015

The hatching was the first competition we participated in. The hatching was created in an effort to 'support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business'. They hold competitions every month for anyone with an idea for a company who is looking for funding, legal support, office space, and more. The $1,000 from this competition went towards market research and validation.

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