Why You Should Attend Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Startup Week, a Techstars Program, is a free conference that celebrates entrepreneurship in Detroit. The five day conference kicks off on Monday, May 22 and includes a series of roundtables, panels, and networking throughout the week. Find out more about this year’s exciting event from its organizers in this exclusive guest post! Share on Twitter: #DETSW17… read more

Detroit Startup Week

Guest Post: Desai Accelerator Talks 2017 Demo Week & What’s Ahead

2017 Demo Week features a series of presentations to investors by the latest cohorts of companies that have completed an accelerator program. In this exclusive guest post, Angela Kujava, Managing Director of Desai Accelerator, talks about her new role, the addition of new mentors to program and the organization’s ultimate entrepreneurial experiment – running two cohorts… read more

7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Now Accepting Applications

One of the largest business plan competitions in the nation sets the stage for up to $1 million in prizes on November 3 at Cobo Convention Center The Accelerate Michigan Planning Committee is excited to announce the 7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2016 (the day after the 2016 MVCA Annual… read more

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Michigan Venture Capital Association hosts state’s largest gathering of angel and venture investors for first time ever in Detroit

ANN ARBOR (July 18, 2016)—Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will host its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner (register here), the largest gathering of angel investors, venture investors and entrepreneurs in Michigan, in Detroit on November 2 at the Rattlesnake Club.  The event is timed to coordinate with Invest Detroit’s Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC), Michigan’s premier… read more

State of Michigan a crucial part of the growth of entrepreneurial and investment community success in Michigan

“Over the last decade Michigan has experienced tremendous growth in the entrepreneurial community. The number of new companies receiving investment has grown by 34% nationally, but in Michigan we’ve grown by more than four times that number – 143%.   The State of Michigan is an investor in many of the funds managed by the 36… 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

MGCS Open Call for Company Applications

Mark Your Calendars! ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) are inviting early to mid-stage companies to present their pitches before an audience of potential investors at its 35th annual event. The symposium will take place on May 17 & 18 at the Marriott Resort in… 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