Through our network and partnerships Innovate Marquette sponsors and hosts a variety of events for entrepreneurs and innovators who are interested the engaging, networking, and broadening their knowledge in creative technologies, sustainability, accessibility and the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The Women in Entrepreneurship event is an annual celebration and networking opportunity to bring together many of the Upper Peninsula’s incredible entrepreneurial spirits and small business owners. Featuring a number of local entrepreneurs, visionaries and business professionals from all across our community, panelists are given the opportunity to share business advice, discuss any distinct challenges they’ve faced, and offer insight into the entrepreneurial way of life. Stay tuned for next year’s event!
The Return North Professional Careers Fair’s singular focus is on retaining existing U.P. talent as well as attracting alumni, former residents, and friends of the U.P. back to the region. This event is proudly hosted by Innovate Marquette SmartZone, MTEC SmartZone, and Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, acting as a collaborative effort between all three Upper Peninsula-based SmartZones. Representing the U.P., Return North is a vital part of the award-winning, statewide talent attraction program, Back to Michigan.