“Sponsoring a community event like the Teddy Bear Picnic is so important because it gives MSUFCU employees the opportunity to interact with a wider demographic and contribute to family fun. Our group of volunteers did a great job of putting smiles on children's faces. We were able to have conversations about the Credit Union with kids as young as seven, as well as with their families.”— Lily, Credit Union volunteer
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Published: Apr 19, 2017

Credit Union Sponsors Fifth Annual GreenLight Business Model Competition

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For the fifth year, MSUFCU was proud to sponsor the annual GreenLight Business Model Competition. Created in 2013 by MSUFCU and Spartan Innovations, the competition offers participants opportunities to pitch business plans to a panel of judges, network with some of Michigan’s top entrepreneurs, and encourage small business and startup ventures. Each year, the Credit Union has participated as a co-creator, sponsor, and representative on the judging panel.


Winners for 2017 include: MySwimPro for the MEDC Sponsored Grand Prize of $40,000; VADE Nutrition for the MSUFCU Sponsored Section Prize of $25,000; Switched Source for the Third Prize of $10,000; MTBIsense for the Fourth Prize of $7,500; Pretch for the Fifth Prize of $5,000; Parabricks for the Sixth Prize of $2,500; Kulisha for the Undergrad First Place prize of $6,500; CarryCott for the Undergrad Second Place prize of $2, 500; and Stir It Up for the Undergrad Third Place prize of $1,000. The Credit Union is proud to support entrepreneurs in the community.


This year, Credit Union President/CEO, April Clobes, was also awarded the inaugural Future Thinker Award for 2017. This award is presented to successful entrepreneurs in the community, serving as role models for innovation and entrepreneurial efforts.