Emerge Innovation Hub

Emerge is the place for under-resourced new entrepreneurs and small business owners here in Southwest Michigan.

Join our Emerge Programs

Do you find yourself in need of support on your entrepreneurial journey but don’t know where to start? Look no further!

Spark your entrepreneurial spirit at our Monthly Hangouts


Learn business foundations at our Weekend Intensive


Maximize your business growth in our Fellows Program


Access to local lenders and investment community

Compete in the 3rd Annual Launch Pitch Fest

On October 26th, 2023, join us for our Emerge Innovation Hub 3rd Annual Pitch Night, in partnership with the Women’s Business Center (WBC), sponsored by Whirlpool!

At this “shark-tank” styled pitch competition, we will be awarding Micro Grants to three (3) Emerging Businesses AND three (3) Accelerating Businesses.

Launch Pitch Fest

Upcoming Events

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Latest News & Updates

Governor appoints Emerge CEO to Black Leadership Advisory Council

Governor appoints Emerge CEO to Black Leadership Advisory Council

A St. Joseph community leader has been appointed to serve on Governor Whitmer’s Black Leadership Advisory Council. Andrew Robinson, president of Mosaic Christian Community Development Association, was appointed by the governor to serve on the 16-member advisory...

Mentoring Program Coming in April

Mentoring Program Coming in April

Starting in April, the Emerge Innovation Hub will offer monthly peer-to-peer mentoring events that will allow local entrepreneurs to develop their skills while discussing their business plans with successful entrepreneurs. The mentoring program will be led by our...

Emerge 2023 Fellows Program Cohort

Emerge 2023 Fellows Program Cohort

Emerge Innovation Hub would like to announce our 2023 Fellows Program cohort! They’ll be participating in our year-long program. The five Fellows will receive one-on-one business mentoring, monthly meetings, and will receive $10,000 in technical Assistance towards...

Our Sponsors & Supporters

Whirlpool Corp
PNC Bank
Mosaic CCDA
Women’s Business Center
Partners Worldwide
Honor Credit Union
Horizon Bank
Cornerstone Alliance