Make-Cup Awarded $25,000 by The Macomb Innovation Fund
We want to extend our immense gratitude and appreciation to Macomb Community College and JP Morgan Chase & Co. for this recognition and for supporting local entrepreneurs like us.
September 29, 2016 was a big day! The Macomb Innovation Fund announced $375,000 in awards to six Detroit-area technology startups including Make-Cup. We were selected to receive a $25,000 award.
Make-Cup was chosen from among a group of 47 other qualified applicants. This award gives us a boost of excitement and is further validation that we have a very purposeful and clever product to take to market.
“It is a tremendous vote of confidence to know the distinguished judging panel sees the same value in our product that we do,” said Christina Bellas, founder and CEO of Make-Cup. “With passion, dedication and hard work, we intend to make beautiful things happen as we grow our business, create jobs, and positively impact Michigan’s economy.”
Distinguished By Our Beliefs
A defining characteristic in Make-Cup’s evolution has been to do good by our customers, our vendors, our employees, our planet, supporters, family members and friends. We would never consider outsourcing Make-Cup’s production. Instead, we invested additional time and money to ensure our product was made in Michigan, USA. This award will help maintain Make-Cup’s rooted commitment to our customers and our community.
“We are thrilled to be receiving this award as we prepare to launch our product in the coming weeks,” added Bellas. “We can’t wait to get Make-Cup to our customers.”
We Couldn’t Do It Without You!
We also want to extend our most heart-felt thanks to our already blossoming customer-base. Without your support and encouragement, Make-Cup would not be what it is today. We hope to see you loving your new made-in-Michigan, earth-friendly cup as much as we do. Remember to pre-order your Make-Cup today by clicking HERE.
About The Macomb Innovation Fund
The Macomb Innovation Fund is a $2.7 million effort to stimulate economic development and job growth among promising Detroit-area entrepreneurs and next-stage companies with high-growth potential. Support is provided by Macomb Community College’s Strategic Fund and JPMorgan Chase, as part of the company’s $100 million commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery. Companies awarded funding are required to provide learning experiences for Macomb Community College students. Entrepreneurs involved in technology-focused businesses, such as advanced manufacturing, information technology, alternative energy, healthcare, and logistics and supply chain are eligible to apply and must locate within a nine-county region consisting of Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw or Wayne counties.