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LED Optical Solutions

64155 Van Dyke Road
Suite 247
Washington, MI 48095

Ingo Schneider

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We received a $50,000 pre-seed loan from Ann Arbor SPARK.

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Relume and Schreder. They contacted us because of our lighting experience in the industry.

Where did you find your first employee?
Worked for me in the automotive lighting sector.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
To date we are completely self-funded, however, we are pursuing investors at this time.

What do you see in Metro Detroit that other people who live outside the area don't?
Metro Detroit has excellent technical capabilities and an abundance of manufacturing capabilities for technical components and assemblies.

What could local leaders do to help attract and retain more entrepreneurial young people to Metro Detroit?
Make it more attractive for startup companies by reducing the tax burden and offering affordable lines of credit at reasonable rates.

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