At the Michigan Emerging conference on Wednesday, CYJ Enterprises won the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Tweet Award. The company’s Twitter submission focused on their business product, e-CYREN, a free online database of emergency information for schools and daycare programs. Their posting, “In case of emergency first responders can quickly alert loved ones and have access to your vital medical info 24×7 www.ecyren.com,” was selected as the winner, and CYJ Enterprises CEO Carole Johnson accepted the $5,000 prize.
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Tweet Award is just one component of the larger competition that will award more than $1 million in cash and in-kind staffing, software and services on Dec. 11 to company and student winners. The New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan granted Ann Arbor Spark $750,000 to launch Accelerate Michigan on behalf of the Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan.