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The Entrepreneur Advantage

ScientistAmong the challenges startups face are managing expenses and minimizing mistakes. Launch MI Lab and the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center are designed to help entrepreneurs tackle both issues. Clients, advisors and staff bring decades of bioscience and business experience and share it with Launch MI Lab tenants. Affordable short- and long-term leases are available, as is on-site small-business advisors and administrative support.

Meet Greg Cavey

Greg CaveyGreg manages Launch MI Lab. He is a biochemist and experienced research investigator. Greg founded the lab at SMIC after more than 20 years in proteomics, mass spectrometry and lab management for pharmaceutical companies and the Van Andel Research Institute. He also provides mass spectrometry services and counsel for clients at SMIC as well as for local, regional and national research companies and universities and colleges. Greg holds a B.S. from Michigan State University. Please feel free to connect with Greg on LinkedIn.

Meet Rich West

Rich WestRich manages the SMIC Histology Laboratory. He is a biologist and experienced research investigator. Rich started the Histology Lab at SMIC after 15 years in clinical medicine, cancer research and lab management for Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital the Van Andel Research Institute. He also provides flow cytometry services and counsel for clients at SMIC as well as for local, regional and national research companies and universities and colleges. Rich holds B.S. and M.S. from Central Michigan University. Please feel free to connect with Rich on LinkedIn.