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Bringing Clean Energy Ideas to Market

100K Ideas Assists Local Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Natural Awakenings News: Bringing Clean Energy Ideas to Market

100K Ideas, a Flint-based nonprofit, received a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) grant to help aspiring entrepreneurs bring clean energy products and services to market. 100K Ideas is designed to help innovators and entrepreneurs move their ideas forward, and with the help of this $125,000 grant, several clients have been able to do that.

The executive director of 100K Ideas, Brandee Cooke-Brown, says, “One notable project that was able to use this assistance was Flint-based KUHMUTE, a micro-mobility and infrastructure company. KUHMUTE is developing smart charging hubs for electric micro-mobility vehicles, such as e-scooters and e-bikes. KUHMUTE has since deployed their smart charging hub infrastructure in Flint."

"We know entrepreneurship can be difficult, and that’s why we’re here to help," adds Cooke-Brown. "As a community of student professionals, led by a dynamic leadership team, we vet entrepreneurial ideas to provide a helping hand in business development to anyone regardless of their prior experience or background.”

100K Ideas is located at 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint. For more information, call Brandee Cooke-Brown at 810-213-4720 or visit 100KIdeas.org.

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