Northwestern Michigan College: Our Venue Sponsor


We would like to extend a huge thank you to our venue sponsor, Northwestern Michigan College, for hosting Startup Weekend Traverse City!

Nortwestern Michigan College

For the majority of the weekend, Startup Weekend Participants will be hanging out and working hard at the Parsons-Stulen building, part of NMC’s Aero Park Campus. This facility provides and supports training in the areas of manufacturing, construction, aviation and information technology. It also is home to NMC’s Bridge ProgramTraining & Research Services, and Energy Demonstration Center. Named after John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen, local innovators who created “numerical control,” the Parsons-Stulen Building contains a flexible learning environment, including a “high bay” area for construction and manufacturing, plus computer labs, an interactive television classroom, conference room, and state-of-the-art 3D printers. The NMC Aero Park Campus is also home to one of the nation’s premier programs for Unmanned Aerial Systems

NMC’s Parsons-Stulen Building

The final presentations will take place on Sunday evening at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, on the shores of beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay. This facility houses the Great Lakes Maritime AcademyGreat Lakes Culinary InstituteLobdell’s Restaurant, the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, and the Hagerty Conference Center.  Sunday’s dinner will be provided by Lobdell’s, a teaching restaurant which trains students in NMC’s well-respected culinary program. Sunday evening’s presentations are free and open to the community.

NMC'S Great Lakes Campus

NMC’S Great Lakes Campus

We are grateful to NMC for their graciousness in hosting us this weekend, as well as for everything they do for Traverse City and the surrounding communities.