Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a new startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, was selected for support under the Michigan Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) program which is managed by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC). GLCT’s BAF project will support 3 different Michigan based professional service providers to help GLCT in the areas of advanced market assessment, internet presence, and accounting infrastructure. Keith Evans, GLCT’s president and CEO stated, “We are thankful for this BAF support, which helps us accelerate the growth of our business which launched in the summer of 2019. SBDC is one of many organizations in Michigan that together constitute a large and growing ecosystem for supporting the nucleation and growth of high technology businesses.”

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT): GLCT is a spin out of the world-class diamond research collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD). GLCT’s mission is to become the leading supplier of large area single crystal diamond materials for non-gemstone applications.