Meet the MVCA Staff: Scarlett Ong
This week, Scarlett Ong joined MVCA as our 2017 summer intern! Ong is a sophomore at University of Michigan who is passionate about learning more about the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Driving this enthusiasm is her experience in research, communication, project management and entrepreneurship. In 2016, she was a Project Manager at Apex… read more
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
2017 MVCA Research Report in the News!
The 2017 MVCA Research Report was released on Tuesday, April 11. Check out some of the press we’ve seen so far! TechCentury – “Report Shows Michigan Venture Capital Industry Growing“ dBusiness – “Annual Michigan Venture Capital Report Indicates Long-Term Entrepreneurial Gains“ MiBiz – “Annual Report: VC Keeps Growing in Michigan but with Fewer Out-of-State Firms“ MiTechNews –… read more
3 Ways to Share Your Success Stories at MGCS
MVCA is thrilled to be a long-time supporter of an event that brings together so many of our in-state and out-of-state investor members. As part of this year’s conference, we’re especially pleased to present the findings from the 2017 MVCA Research Report! Today, Michigan is in a unique position regarding its economic landscape. Activity from… read more
“Molly” Your Calendars!
Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events and Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community in 2017! Share on Twitter: “Molly” your calendars! Check out #MichiganVCA member #events happening in May – June https://ctt.ec/674kf+ We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events but also functions… read more
Federal Legislative Alert: International Entrepreneur Rule
By Maureen Miller Brosnan NVCA has brought to our attention an urgent policy issue on immigrant entrepreneurship. As you may know, at the end of the Obama Administration the Department of Homeland Security finalized the International Entrepreneur Rule, which is similar to a ‘startup visa.’ The rule will go into effect on July 17, but… read more
2017 MVCA Research Report Release Recap
That’s a wrap! On April 19th, MVCA announced our Annual Research Report at the 2017 MVCA Research Report Release at NextEnergy in Detroit, providing a deep dive on the research report findings, discussion, and networking reception for MVCA members. MVCA Board Member and Managing Director of Arboretum Ventures, Tom Shehab, kicked off the event with opening… read more
Federal Legislative Alert: NVCA Submits Proposals to Increase Economic Growth
By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA As we gear up for the Mackinac Policy Conference, we would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on legislative activity supporting the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and across the nation. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is heavily involved in national policy issues facing… read more