Guest Post: Sale Readiness & the Value of Seller’s Due Diligence

2018 Silver Service Provider Member, Plante Moran, shares three key steps to unlocking the value of your business. Summary of the article by Eric Wozniak and John Samulak for the Plante Moran blog. For most business owners, the sale of their company will be the single largest liquidity event that they will experience. The thought… read more

Guest Post: Must-Consider Technologies to Disrupt the Status Quo

2018 Silver Service Provider Member, Plante Moran, shares the three powerhouse technologies – advanced data analytics, machine learning, and robotic process automation – that can help organizations of all sizes derive greater value from their IT investments. Summary of the article by Dennis Bagley and Dave Plomin for the Plante Moran blog.  As an organization, you’ve… read more

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Autobooks CEO & Co-Founder, Steve Robert Discusses Company Growth

In February, Detroit-based fintech startup Autobooks announced it raised $10 million in a Series A1 funding round! Investors included Draper Triangle, Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, Invest Detroit and Invest Michigan. Autobooks provides online invoicing, payment and accounting software for the business customers of banks and credit unions. We spoke with Autobooks CEO and Founder, Steve… read more

Jeff Wesley, Executive Director of Red Cedar Ventures

Exclusive Q&A: Red Cedar Ventures Executive Director, Jeff Wesley

In January, Jeff Wesley was named executive director of Red Cedar Ventures! Prior to joining Red Cedar Ventures, he was the CEO of Two Men and Truck International. He also served as the President of Accu-Bite Dental Supply, after beginning his career at Deloitte. Wesley has significant experience in leading and scaling private companies to record success. In… read more

Grand Angels President Joins ACRE AgTech Board of Directors!

Grand Angels President Tim Parker has joined ACRE AgTech as the newest member of their board of directors! ACRE AgTech is a Michigan-based entrepreneurial support organization that specializes in helping farmers and ag-related entrepreneurs commercialize, license, or sell their ag-technology inventions. Read why Parker chose to join the organization’s board and what excites him about… read more

Meet Essential Solutions

Essential Solutions is a premier retained executive search firm specializing in the placement of highly qualified leaders for venture capital firms and global companies in industries such as autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual reality, IoT, cloud infrastructure, software defined networking, security, storage, SaaS, digital health, wireless, semiconductors, and related industries. The Essential Solutions advantage ensures fast delivery… read more

Invest Detroit, Cayse Llorens

Cayse Llorens Joins Invest Detroit Ventures as New Senior Associate

MVCA member, Invest Detroit Ventures, is thrilled to announce the addition of Cayse Llorens to its team of venture fund professionals. As senior associate, he will be supporting current portfolio companies while also identifying new investment opportunities among Michigan technology startup entrepreneurs across an array of industries. “Cayse has a strong technology background and brings… read more

Meet UHY

2018 Bronze Service Provider Member In July 2000, several leading regional accounting firms with tenures dating back to the 1960’s merged to form a national professional services firm. Today, UHY serves clients in the dynamic middle market from four offices in Southeast Michigan and 17 across the US. As a member firm of UHY International,… read more

Meet Brooks Kushman

2018 Gold Service Provider Member Since its inception in 1983, and during its 30+ year growth into the largest intellectual property law firm in Michigan, Brooks Kushman has been a strong proponent and advocate for the advancement of the Michigan entrepreneurial community. Their services to the Michigan technology and entrepreneurial community includes procurement of patents… read more

GreenLight Business Model Competition Now Accepting Applications!

Mid-Michigan pitch competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes East Lansing, MI – GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition announced that applications for its sixth annual statewide startup pitch contest are open now. GreenLight Michigan is an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan. Selected finalists will pitch their ideas to… read more