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Guest Post: Venture for America Talks Talent

In this exclusive guest post, Cris Landa of Venture for America provides an inside look at their fellowship program that brings young talent to the Detroit Metro Area. Companies throughout the area, including MVCA member Fontinalis Partners, have participated in the program. Share on Twitter: .@venture4america provides an inside look at their fellowship program bringing talent to… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Kathryn Gardner

MVCA Fellow Kathryn Gardner’s transition from investment banking to venture capital has been a smooth one, thanks in part of the experiences she’s had working at Michigan’s largest healthcare venture investor, Arboretum Ventures.  In the two years since Gardner joined the firm, the firm has raised $220 million to invest into healthcare companies in Michigan… read more

Hacker Fellows Offers Talent to Startups by Recruiting and Training Top Developers

By Seun Oyewole, Analyst, Invest Detroit The Michigan entrepreneurial and investment climate has certainly found its beat over the last few years with $328.4M invested into 54 deals in 2015. Despite such investment growth, Michigan tech companies face a huge hurdle: finding strong tech talent to grow their companies. Hacker Fellows, an Invest Detroit program, offers… read more

Creative Co. Services Fund Awards Startups With $25k For Design & Creative Services

By Melvin Henley, Program Manager, Detroit Creative Corridor Early and second stage tech-based startups who need creative assistance listen up!  Detroit Creative Corridor, Creative Co., and Detroit Innovate are launching a new fund that will help you get the assistance you need.  The Creative Co. Services Fund will award tech-based startups in Michigan with up… read more

SCIP/TCA connects entrepreneurs with university resources

By Steve Wilson, Program Director, University of Michigan’s Technology and Commercialization Assistance Michigan entrepreneurs have an option for getting products to market faster, thanks to a matching funds program called Small Company Innovation Program, Technology and Commercialization Assistance (SCIP/TCA; pronounced “skip T-C-A”).    In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and funded by the Michigan… read more