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A bike with automatic shifting among business plan winners at EMU’s Skandalaris competition for area students

February 17th, 2012

YPSILANTI – Business plans for a bike of the future and a way to integrate healthy salads into your daily life were among the big winners in the 2012 Skandalaris Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Eastern Michigan University Center for Entrepreneurship within the College of Business. High school, university and community college students competed for […]

Entrepreneurs Win Support In Efforts To ‘Evolve The Bike’

February 14th, 2012

ROCHESTER – AutoBike LLC, a Troy-based client of the OU INC business incubator, has received a $50,000 loan from the Michigan Pre Seed Loan Fund, administered through Ann Arbor Spark, to advance its plans to manufacture and market a bicycle that shifts gears automatically. The company’s idea and business plans won first-place honors on Friday, Feb. 10, in […]

AutoBike entrepreneurs create automatic gear shifter for bicycles

January 12th, 2012

Four friends from different walks of life decided to take some time out of their busy work days and start a business. One year later, that business is called AutoBike. “Everyone has the same sentiment, that there has to be a better way,” says Sean Simpson, co-founder of AutoBike. “We did some brainstorming that there has […]