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5/8/2013 12:02:00 AM
Update: Business accelerator to locate on Main Street
Jordan Breighnerat the future location of his Cool House Labs. (Photo by Mark Flemming)
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Jordan Breighnerat the future location of his Cool House Labs. (Photo by Mark Flemming)
Cool House Labs, the technology start-up business accelerator being started by Harbor Springs High School alumi Jordan Breighner, has signed a three year lease in the former "Hallmark building" on Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs.

The building will include "pods" for the creative teams selected to spend their summer in a sort of business "boot camp," and the second story will serve as a co-working space that includes a floor to ceiling, wall to wall white board, a glass walled conference room, and private phone booths.

Breighner said he's looking forward to seeing the space transform into something that not only the start-ups will use, but also, a place where community gatherings, idea sharing, and work will happen as well.

The final list of companies selected for Cool House's inaugural summer will be released in mid-May. Breighner said his mentor list is incredibly strong, but welcomes anyone in the area who may still be interested in serving as a mentor to contact him.

"I'm also really passionate about including college-age students from the area in this project. I'd love a few local interns for the summer, and I can attest that this kind of experience will be one-of-a-kind. I would have loved an internship like this when I was still in school."

Following the last article in the Harbor Light Newspaper, Breighner said he had success in securing some housing for mentors who will be visiting the area this summer, and is still seeking a few additional places. As noted in the previous article, the short-term housing (sometimes just overnight) is for mentors who are successful business leaders, many of whom have never experienced Harbor Springs.

To find out more about internship opportunities, mentoring, housing mentors, or other ways to be part of Cool House Labs, email Breighner jbbreighner@gmail.com or visit www.coolhouselabs.com

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