Mayor Andy Schor and the City of Lansing are proud to support Lansing Built to Last, a startup competition that invites all entrepreneurs and idea-makers to submit disaster-resistant business proposals for the opportunity to win a year’s worth of services to help launch their business.
The first-place winner of Lansing Built to Last will receive a 3,083-square-foot office in downtown Lansing with a full year of covered business services and expenses, including:
Lansing is a city of innovators and creativity. Lansing Built to Last will provide resources for entrepreneurs and idea makers to launch a business and right here in the City of Lansing,” said Mayor Schor. “I look forward to hearing all of your creative ideas!”
Dewpoint, the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) have partnered to create the competition as a way to strengthen downtown Lansing, particularly during unprecedented disasters and uncertain economic fallout like the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible, business ideas must require a physical space downtown be able to withstand shutdowns and enhance the surrounding community.
Full application requirements, a full list of partner organizations and more information are available at www.lansingbuilttolast.com.