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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Accelerate Blue Fund Two-Year Anniversary Celebration


On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Innovation Partnerships celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of the Accelerate Blue Fund (ABF). The event was hosted by ABF Strategic Advisory Board members, Don and Anaïs Hicks, at their venue the Blue Llama Jazz Club.

CEOs of Accelerate Blue Fund portfolio startups were in attendance, along with supporters of ABF, entrepreneurs, investors, local business leaders and members of the U-M community. Blue Llama COO, Craig Wigley, Strategic Advisory Board member, Jon Oberheide, Ulendo CEO Brenda Jones and one of the 2019 DUIA winners and founder of CubeWorks (among many other startups) David Blaauw shared remarks highlighting the impact of the Accelerate Blue Fund.

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