MSU Center for Regional Food Systems/MGFF

Our vision is a thriving economy, equity and sustainability through food systems rooted in local regions and centered on food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable.

TheEcoDryer®

“My passion is to make our product in the U.S. and help secure local, Michigan jobs.”– Karen Smoots One winter day several years ago, when Karen Smoots’ son took off […]

Bogan Developments

Jamauri Bogan

When Jamauri Bogan started Bogan Developments LLC in March 2020, it was fairly important to do it right…the importance of the project couldn’t be overlooked—“affordable housing for all.” Bogan Developments […]

Teresa’s Kitchen

Maria-Teresa Hernandez and Teresa’s Kitchen How do you go from making 100 tamales a week to making close to 700 tamales a week? You open a tamale business! That’s exactly […]

Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and small business startup tool for describing a company’s products, value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It is recommend as a first […]

1 Million Cups

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to share your story with the Kalamazoo entrepreneurial ecosystem, it’s quick and easy to apply. Applying to Present is Easy! Complete and submit […]

Global Clinical Connections

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Global Clinical Connections is an international provider of clinical supply chain management services for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With an international presence in over […]

Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund

The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund, established in partnership with the City of Kalamazoo and supported by the Foundation for Excellence, is intended to be a bridge loan to provide […]

United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Mission: Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources. The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 resources.

Mamaleelu Cold Brew

woman with cold brew coffee business

Maliesha’s passion and mission for Mamaleelu Cold Brew’s future is to highlight her brand as a black-woman-owned food brand in a highly competitive…