MiSpringboard, the Varnum program that provides free legal services to Michigan startup and second-stage businesses, reached a milestone recently when it surpassed the 500th client mark. The firm also recently committed a third tranche of $1 million to the program.
In the seven years since MiSpringboard was launched, Michigan entrepreneurs involved in industries ranging from biomedicine to beekeeping have used the program to get their businesses off to a solid start and ready for growth.
When we started MiSpringboard in 2011, in the midst of the recession, the idea was to support and grow Michigan’s economy in the way we are best equipped to do: by providing free legal services to new businesses, helping them start with a solid foundation and prepare them for growth.
Today, with over 500 clients served through the program, we are still amazed at the talent and technology being developed all across our state, and very proud to have a role in one of Michigan’s great success stories – the development of the entrepreneurial community.
Michigan Radio has been a great way for us to reach others who are committed to our state’s continued growth as a leader in innovation.