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First Customer Program


The First Customer Program is a MEDC funding granting program that can provide business assistance to small companies that are imminently entering the market. Using co-funded assistance of up to $15k, we match companies with 3rd party service providers that can assist with sales and marketing development.

Contact Information

Vikesh Chandrashekar

Institute for Research on Labor,
Employment, and the Economy,
506 E Liberty Street, 3rd Floor,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210

Phone: 734-998-6201
E-mail: vikeshc@umich.edu

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Program End Date

March 31, 2019

Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Office of the Vice President for Research

Sponsoring Department(s)

and the Economy, Employment, Institute on Research on Labor

Program Available to these Counties

All counties in Michigan

Program Available to these Cities

All cities in Michigan

Subject Area(s)

Business & Industry, Information Technology