What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We have participated in the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest
business plan competition, Ann Arbor SPARK programs, Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
networking.Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
We don't have customers yet.Where did you find your first employee?
We found the person through personal contacts.Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
No.Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
The University of Michigan
, GLEQ, Ann Arbor SPARK
and founders have all provided seed capital and resources.What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
Ann Arbor has a supportive university tech transfer and entrepreneurial community. Kudos for SPARK, BBC, GLEQ, and our law firm, Honigman
. It also has great resources for pharmaceutical development in the state.If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
We need more angel and venture capital investors willing to invest in therapeutic ventures, especially in specialty ones like ophthalmology.