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

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

Highlights from the 2018 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS)

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) – now known as the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium – is one of the most celebrated events of the year. The event brings together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and executives from tech transfer offices for two-days of networking, panels and company pitches, showcasing the exciting innovation that’s happening in Michigan. This year,… read more

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

MVCA 12 at 12: Entrepreneurs & Investors Share How Michigan Can Improve its Seed Investment Process

By Patti Glaza, Managing Director & SVP of Invest Detroit Ventures An ongoing discussion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community is the increasing need for capital to fund entrepreneurs. As noted in the 2017 MVCA Research Report, an estimated $504 million of additional venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 141 startup… read more

2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) hosted the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on November 15, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to celebrate the organization’s 15-year anniversary.  With a record-breaking attendance of nearly 300 individuals from across the country, the event was a full-filled awards ceremony that focused on highlighting the strengths of Michigan’s… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Recognizes Leaders of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

 The Awardees of the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are LLamasoft, Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Dug Song and Jon Oberheide, and Ian Bund Ann Arbor, Mich. – Nov. 16, 2017 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, announced awards for capital, community, entrepreneurship and lifetime achievements during… read more

The MVCA “100” Award Winners: Then and Now

As the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner rolls around the corner, MVCA is looking back at one of our previous awards known as The “100” Award with a special spotlight on one of our first awardees – Neogen! The following awardees earned The “100” Award by achieving significant capital or funding milestones in Michigan’s entrepreneurial… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Program and Events Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected as 2017 comes to a close! The next couple months are filled with exciting events to top off the year, including pitch competitions and celebrations of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community! Speaking of celebrations, have you registered… read more