Fishman Stewart offers webinar on Crisis Strategy Tips for Intellectual Property

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Companies are facing unprecedented financial constraints and making difficult decisions to conserve cash. Fishman Stewart’s intellectual property (IP) attorneys weigh in via an interactive panel discussion. Topics include: Pausing the patent cash burn rate Implementing cost-effective ways to protect brands and inventions Deploying smart business practices to safeguard the competitive… read more

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors LLC: Estate & Gift Planning Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the overall economy. The economic and legislative shifts are presenting opportunities for taxpayers to re-look at their gift and estate planning initiatives. In the current (hopefully, temporary) down market and low interest rate environment, there are strategies that taxpayers can employ to maximize the transfer of wealth while minimizing… read more

New MEDC Resources for Small Businesses

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board approved $20 million in aid aimed at helping businesses affected by the closures ordered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a special virtual meeting today. Of the $20 million, $10 million is in loans and $10 million is in grants to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,… read more

Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund

Coordinated by TechTown Detroit, the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund will provide direct financial assistance to small businesses to help them through this period of decreased sales and activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To donate, click here.

Michigan Department of Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance

Small businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have additional time to make their sales, use and withholding tax monthly payment, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Effective immediately, small businesses scheduled to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March 20 can postpone filing and… read more

COVID-19 Resources for MVCA Members

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation and its impact on the State of Michigan. We are taking precautionary measures as it relates to our upcoming events for the next few months. As you know this situation is changing rapidly on a daily basis. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has… read more

Dan Kidle Honored with National Venture Capital Association’s Rising Star Award

ANN ARBOR, MI (February 18, 2020) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, today announced that Dan Kidle has been named one of three recipients of the National Venture Capital Association’s Rising Star Award for 2020. This award recognizes the next generation of venture capitalists who have established themselves as emerging leaders in the industry. Dan is receiving… read more

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium Celebrates 40 Years!

Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the MGCS, May 12-13 at the Marriott Resort-Eagle Crest in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Be among the more than 400 leading founders of the region’s most promising start-ups and connect with venture capitalists, angel and institutional investors from the Midwest and beyond. Register today for two days of dynamic… read more

Meet GDI Infotech

2020 Platinum Service Provider Member Based in Ann Arbor, GDI Infotech is a leading talent matchmaking company dedicated to clients’ success. GDI partners with companies of all sizes and scope to get the right people in the right seat for their IT and software development needs. Over the past few years, GDI has helped many… read more

Michigan Students and Startups Stoke Investors’ Interest At Annual Venture Capital Pitch Competition

Students from three universities teamed up with Michigan-based startups to stoke venture capitalists’ interest in taking stakes in new ventures with promising technological and life-science innovations during the 2019 Financing Technology Commercialization Pitch Competition. The event took place at Michigan Ross on Dec. 11. A record 100 students, divided into 20 teams, presented high-level investment… read more