Celebrating Excellence

Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awardees

At Velocity, we take immense pride in celebrating the success of our community’s innovative and driven entrepreneurs. This year, we are thrilled to highlight four companies honored with a Michigan Celebrates Small Business award. Join us in congratulating Lite Tuition, JEM Tech, Maven IT, and Sticker Blitz for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the business landscape.

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Marc Alexander recieving award

Lite Tuition: Pioneering Educational Funding

Lite Tuition is revolutionizing the way students and parents plan for education expenses. By allowing families to start raising funds as early as kindergarten, Lite Tuition ensures that contributions are securely sent directly to educational institutions. The platform’s expansion and partnerships with various payment gateways guarantee secure and trustworthy transactions, making educational funding more accessible and streamlined.

“Lite Tuition’s innovative approach to educational funding is truly transformative. We are proud to support their mission and see them thrive in our Accelerator Program,” says April Boyle, Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Velocity.

JEM Tech: Optimizing IT Infrastructure

JEM Tech Group has been a leader in power and cooling solutions for mission-critical IT infrastructure for 45 years. They provide full optimization for IT-intensive spaces such as data centers, edge computing locations, telecommunication closets, and more. JEM Tech’s commitment to excellence and innovation has made them a trusted partner for numerous industries.

“JEM Tech’s dedication to optimizing mission-critical infrastructure is exemplary. Their success is a testament to their hard work and the support they’ve received through Velocity’s Accelerator Program,” adds Paula MacPherson, Director of Business Development at Velocity.

Maven IT: Comprehensive Managed Services

Maven IT, Inc. stands out as a managed services provider that installs, manages, and supports all technology that touches your network, as well as the network itself. Their comprehensive approach ensures that businesses can rely on seamless and efficient technology management, allowing them to focus on their core operations.

“Maven IT’s comprehensive managed services are essential for today’s tech-driven businesses. We are excited to see their growth and success as part of our Accelerator Program,” shares April Boyle.

Sticker Blitz: Revolutionizing the Printing Industry

Matt and Josh, the brothers behind Sticker Blitz, embarked on their journey in 2020 with a vision to reshape the printing industry. They saw opportunities for improvement in the conventional approach to printing and have since made significant strides in bringing innovative solutions to the market.

“Sticker Blitz’s commitment to innovation and quality in the printing industry is inspiring. Their journey is a perfect example of how creative vision can lead to remarkable success,” adds Paula.


Celebrating Success and Looking Forward

These four companies exemplify the spirit of innovation, resilience, and excellence that we champion at Velocity. Their recognition at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the supportive ecosystem we strive to provide through our programs.

“These awardees have demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership. Their success is a proud moment for all of us at Velocity, and we are committed to helping them reach even greater heights,” concluded Paula.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and express our gratitude to the entire Velocity community for fostering an environment where businesses can thrive. Together, we are shaping the future of entrepreneurship and driving economic growth in Michigan.

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