Beringea Promotes Former and Current MVCA Venture Fellows!

This week, MVCA member Beringea announced the promotions of Jeremy Werner, William Blake III and John Bonhard! All are part of the venture capital firm’s Michigan-based investment team and are, currently or formerly, a part of the MVCA Venture Fellows Program. Supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the MVCA Venture Fellows Program helps increase the amount of venture… read more

Student Teams Tee Up Investor Pitches for Dec. 12 Financing Research Commercialization Competition!

University of Michigan students are teeing up their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Financing Research Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 12! This year, 14 highly competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Research Commercialization practicum will go before a panel of 24 judges… read more

Five steps for pass-through firms amid tax reform

Although some pass-through firms are entitled to a 20% on qualified business income under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (TCJA), some of the work classifications of the firms are under interpretation. Are you an entrepreneur trying to figure out what your tax rate will be and how to properly handle your estimated quarterly payments?  2018… read more

Profits interests and tax reform: Three things you should know

Are you thinking about the effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have on profits interests?  2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran offers three points to keep you in the know of the tax reform. Summary of the article by Stephen Eckert and David Howell for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in the Plante Moran guest… read more

Changing Your Business to C Corp Status Could Save You Money, but is it Right For You?

Although you can save money by becoming a C Corporation, is it the right move for your company? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran helps you weigh your options. Summary of the article by Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in Plante Moran’s guest articles on Tax Reform and 3 Things You Should Know,… read more

MSU Takes Coveted GCEC Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation

On Saturday, October 19, 2018, MVCA member, Michigan State University – represented by the MSU Hatch, and MSU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Spartan Innovations – received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) prestigious prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards… read more

Grand Angels Raising $25 Million Venture Fund to Fuel Growth of High-Tech Startups

Earlier this month, MVCA Member Grand Angels announced it’s raising a $25 million venture fund to invest in emerging companies in advanced manufacturing, AgTech, life sciences, and software sectors! With the organization’s strong regional focus, university and college relationships, and dedication to growing Michigan’s startup ecosystem, the new fund will help companies connect with the… read more

Guest Post: Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Now Accepting Applications!

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) is now accepting applications for its ninth annual pitch competition! In this exclusive guest post, Martin Dober of ID Ventures discusses the competition’s new format, which puts a focus on relationship building between entrepreneurs and investors. Read on to find out all the details about this year’s event and how… read more

Plante Moran Tax Reform Playbook: What You Can Do Now & How to Plan Ahead

Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran‘s tax reform playbook can help. Summary of the article by Michael Monaghan and Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. For most… read more

Guest Post: Desai Accelerator Drives Startups to Their First $1 Million in Funding

Desai Accelerator, a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, welcomed six teams into its 2018 Summer Cohort and debuted an expanded intern program to support those startups in their development. In this guest post, Angela Kujava shares how the accelerator is addressing gaps in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community… read more