In the last year, we published almost 50 Startup Spotlights. Yup. There were so many we recapped them in two parts (which you can find here and here).
And people say Lansing isn’t a Startup City. Ha!
We featured startups ranging from a DJ right on your phone to a company working on a drone. And businesses specializing in anything from getting away for the weekend to helping you connect with others that share your interests. That’s a pretty wide range. (Check them all out!)
The thing is, we know you are all out there building more businesses that will blow up in the next year. Who knows what you’ll come up with next. Well, we want to know! We would love to spend all our time scouring the incubators and startup events for the businesses we haven’t covered yet, but hey, we’ve got A LOT to do. After all, Lansing IS a pretty active startup community.
The point? We need your help. In order to keep publishing one Startup Spotlight a week, we need to be in touch with Startups! We can’t write about you if we don’t know about you.
There are a number of ways you can tell us about your Lansing Startup, but first, let me give you a few more reasons why you SHOULD.
What Does Being a Startup Spotlight Get You?
Social Media Coverage
Maybe you’ve already got an audience, but so do we. And two audiences are better than one, right?
Help Answering, “What do you do?”
We know it can feel intimidating when someone asks what you do. How do you describe your business? It’s complicated. You just don’t know how to explain it.
We can help. We interview you and write a simple overview of your business. We ask, “What problem are you trying to solve?” Giving you the chance, if you haven’t already, to tell the consumer what you are trying to do for them.
We can help you fundraise. Not in the sense that we will stand on the corner with a bucket and a monkey singing show tunes (we save that for the weekends) but we WILL help you promote your fundraising efforts.
Starting a crowdfunding campaign? We will help you get the word out. Like this…
Insane Inseam is in the homestretch. They are in the LAST 48 hours of their IndieGoGo campaign and they need your help! Hop on over and support this startup that provides super awesome clothes for super tall people.
See? Everybody can use a little extra promotion. If you choose to have us cover your startup during your campaign, you might be able to land some extra backers.
Did we already feature you as a Spotlight? That’s ok. We want to know what you’re up to! Did you just launch your product? Move out of an incubator? Land a round? We want to know. The community wants to know that there are successful startups in Lansing, and so do we.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
Tell us about your startup! Contact me, Allison, the writer, to set up an interview today. There are a few ways you can do that and all those ways are provided in easy to click links right below. Easy peazy. So, get going. I can’t wait to talk to you!
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WANT to build a startup in Lansing but not sure where to start? We can help with that too.