Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and angel organizations… read more

Company Registration Deadline is August 16th for the 10th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition!

by Martin Dober, Senior Vice President, Invest Detroit This year, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) is celebrating 10 years of innovation in Michigan! The competition is on November 13 at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. To qualify, we are looking for companies that have: A strong proof of concept Raised less than $3… read more

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Highlights the Growth of Detroit’s Startup Community

By Emily Heintz, Managing Director, EntryPoint After five amazing years at the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), I’m so pleased EntryPoint is able to strategically collaborate on initiatives with MVCA, such as the MVCA Research Report and the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, that continue to be significant highlights in the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem. Recently, EntryPoint… read more

MSU Entrepreneurship Named a Top National Program!

The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation! In addition to appearing on The Princeton Review’s 13th annual ranking, Entrepreneur magazine featured the top-ranked programs in an exclusive feature. The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Releases Newly Updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

MVCA is excited to announce the release of the newly updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial and Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and… read more

The Hottest Startups Now Hiring in Detroit

We are thrilled to have another guest post from Re:Purpose! In case you aren’t familiar with the company, Re:Purpose provides a hiring platform that connects people with startups in Detroit based not only experience but also company culture (you can also check out their previous posts here and here). With Detroit on the rise, there’s… read more

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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: [email protected] 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