Startup competitors to award free workplace house and enterprise providers to entrepreneurs with good concepts

LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – Three Lansing area organizations, Dewpoint, the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) have teamed up to create Lansing Built To Last.

Lansing Built To Last is a startup competition that invites entrepreneurs or anyone with great ideas to submit business proposals. If you win, you will have the opportunity to get one year of services to start your business.

The Lansing Built to Last first place winner will receive a 3,083 square foot office in downtown Lansing with a full year of covered business services and expenses, including the following:

• Free rent and a budget for physical renovation

• Free business insurance, legal advice, IT support and financial services

• Free branding, marketing, advertising, and website creation support

To be eligible, business ideas must require a physical space in the downtown area, be able to withstand downtime, and improve the surrounding community. For full application requirements, a full list of partner organizations, and more information, visit

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