Accelerating Michigan

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ryan Vaughn (BA '06, English) recently walked away from the fourth Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition as a grand prize winner. Well, his company Varsity News Network of Grand Rapids, won, and took home the $500,000 cash prize.

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition that awards cash prizes and in-kind awards to innovators.

Varsity News Network enables athletic directors to manage their own communications and create media coverage of their own events—that's high school athletic directors, by the way. The already popular website will be able to expand product offerings including a mobile app because of the win.

Watch Vaughn talk about his business and the award by clicking here

To learn more, please follow the links below:

Varsity News Network

Accelerate Michigan

Press Release—Varsity News Network wins Accelerate Michigan