2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), hosted the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on October 2, 2018, at Eastern Market in Detroit as part of StartMIUp: Michigan Ventures Forward, a multi-day event hosted by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, (MEDC). Co-hosted by Governor Rick Snyder, the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner attracted more than 400 investors, economic developers, entrepreneurs, and community… 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

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund Closes Third Fund with $81M of New Capital

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund (Renaissance), Michigan’s ground-breaking venture capital fund-of-funds, announced the closing of its third fund, with $81 million of new capital. The innovative network fund is the largest of its kind in the United States, now with a total of $205 million raised since its inception in 2008. Renaissance Fund III leverages the… read more

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Intel Capital to Headline 37th Annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Top industry speakers and entrepreneurs are scheduled to host Michigan Growth Capital Symposium on May 15-16, including Jim Adox of Venture Investors, Jonathan Murray of Draper Triangle, Tim Peterson of Arboretum Ventures, Kelly Sexton of University of Michigan – Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, Michael Psarouthakis of University of Michigan – Tech Transfer Venture Center,… read more