Hi StartupNation Readers - for anyone looking for business funding, this will be of interest to you.
Michigan is hosting the world's largest business plan competition with more than $1 million in cash awards for the best and brightest new business ideas and early stage businesses. It's called Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition and is open to entrepreneurs in Michigan and worldwide who are willing to move to Michigan. (Some of the prizes don't require Michigan relocation / residency).
The competition is getting a lot of press throughout the U.S.
Here is more info: http://www.acceleratemichigan.org