MI2M News

Michigan young innovators recognized in awards ceremony

On Saturday, Jan. 26th, the Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) recognized the winners of its recent 2012 Young Innovators Competition by distributing more than $10,000 in cash prizes at an awards ceremony in East Lansing. In addition to the awards, PCF w...

Recipients announced for our college student event stipend program

During the summer of 2012, we issued a request for proposals (RFP) to student groups, colleges, universities, and organizations across Michigan. Through the RFP, we hoped to locate and support events that connected college students with local entrepr...

MyBigIdea Youth Magazine Issue #2

>> CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF >> CLICK TO READ ONLINE The theme of the second edition of MyBigIdea magazine is all about "entrepreneurial thinking" and ways to encourage students to solve problems by using their innovative ideas.  F...

Deadline extended! 4th Annual Young Innovators Competition

We are now accepting submissions for our fourth annual Young Innovators Competition! The competition encourages Michigan youth to submit ideas, concepts, or business plans that will improve their communities. Applicants are eligible for cash prizes t...

Holly Hetzner: Entrepreneurship grows from early effort, nurturing

Published in the Lansing State Journal June 30, 2012 When I first heard the term "economic gardening" a few years ago at a conference, I was in complete agreement with its ideals. Communities can help "grow" local entrepreneurs by connecting them...

We are now accepting proposals for college student-community events

As part of their continuing mission to support and empower emerging entrepreneurial communities in Michigan, the Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) has announced the availability of four stipends to be awarded in September of 2012. Stipends will be award...

Spotlight: Building Michigan’s economy is focus of $850,000 grant

The Prima Civitas Foundation, an economy and community development collaborative headquartered in Lansing, will focus on four major programmatic activities throughout its $850,000 grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation that are designed to build economi...

Moving Ideas to Market Program Officer Retires/Reflects on Microenterprise

To many people working in the field of microenterprise in the U.S., Mott Senior Program Officer Jack A. Litzenberg is a legend. For nearly thirty years, his grantmaking at the Foundation played a fundamental role in the development and growth of a mo...

MyBigIdea Youth Magazine

Moving Ideas to Market's inaugural youth entrepreneurship magazine is here! Read stories written by - and for - Michigan's enterprising youth! Teachers and parents - we included inspirational stories and ideas for you as well! Download a digital cop...