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

Come Work at MVCA! We’re Hiring an Executive Director!

Job Opening: Executive Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Ann Arbor, MI The Executive Director will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, others in the technology community, and public officials to advance entrepreneurship and access to venture capital, while playing a major role in shaping and articulating the vision… read more

MVCA Outreach Trip: Connecting with the growing investment community in Indianapolis!

Each year, the MVCA team travels to emerging entrepreneurial communities across the country to meet with venture firms to share the exciting activity happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community and help coordinate Immersion Days for those who are interested in investing and working in Michigan. Because every dollar invested in a Michigan startup by a… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees

Awardees include Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, Duo Security, and Strata Oncology; MVCA Board of Directors Honors Jody Vanderwel with Lifetime Achievement Award Ann Arbor, MICH. – Oct. 3, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and… read more

MVCA Outreach Trip: Michigan & Ohio Rivalries Disappear When Discussing Innovative Ideas to Grow Our Region’s Economy

By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA The Ohio venture capital community has seen continued growth since our last extended visit, so MVCA was eager to get back to connect with our members and out-of-state partners!  Between meetings with some of Ohio’s leading venture firms and an evening spent at the VentureDinner, I found a… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Releases Newly Updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

MVCA is excited to announce the release of the newly updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial and Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Nominees

Governor Rick Snyder to Kick Off Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward at Awards Ceremony Recognizing Innovators in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial & Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, will host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards… read more

MVCAcademy Recap: Michigan’s VC Community Gathers for Education & Mentoring

MVCAcademy is back in session! Last month, MVCA Venture Fellows hit the books for a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering working with portfolio companies, fundraising, and strategies for creating a more inclusive investment community. This program is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota, RPM Ventures

At RPM Ventures, MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota has a front-row seat to the innovation happening across various sectors, including B2B enterprise solutions, marketplaces, and mobility. As his fellowship comes to an end, we asked him to share with us what he’s learned about venture capital, companies he’s taking note of, and what’s next for him,… read more

2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Recap

By MVCA Executive Director, Maureen Miller Brosnan Core to MVCA’s mission is serving as the statewide voice for Michigan’s growing entrepreneurial and investment community. To advance this objective, MVCA communicates with legislators, the media, and the general public to promote entrepreneurial investment opportunities, challenges, and successes in Michigan. Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Mackinac Policy… read more