Molly Theis

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2017!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more

Tentative 2017 MVCA Member Events Calendar

Dear MVCA Members, Molly here with a reminder to stay involved in 2017!  MVCA networking events help you stay current on the best investment opportunities and entrepreneurial resources Michigan has to offer.  They keep you in the know in regards to what’s happening on the legislative front, what is going on in the entrepreneurial & investment… read more

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Michigan State University’s Conquer Accelerator Accepting Applications for Summer 2017 Cohort

 East Lansing, MICH — The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University is accepting applications for its Season Two Cohort, launching in summer 2017, now through February 3. Designed to help both startups and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals, and structured educational components…. read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

MVCA closed its year with their signature event, the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  Chief amongst those successes: more Michigan startups have received more venture backing than ever before.  In 2015, there were 74 companies that received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms,… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

“Molly” Your Calendar!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more

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Evan Ufer, Up and Coming Award!

Evan Ufer began his career as an architect, at one of the nation’s largest architecture firms.  Although Ufer no longer helps to build companies in their physical form, he now assists in the development of companies as a partner at Plymouth Ventures.  His ability to identify strong, Michigan-based investment opportunities; provide deal leadership and connections… read more

MVCA Members Join the Judging Panel at AMIC

Michigan Venture Capital Association members are lending their expertise to the judging panels at the 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) on November 3.  AMIC, one of the Presenting Sponsors at the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, is Michigan’s premier business plan competition and highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Investors and Entrepreneurs Moving Michigan Forward ANN ARBOR (October 12, 2016)—Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will host its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner, the largest gathering of venture investors and entrepreneurs in Michigan, on November 2 at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.  Honorees include Millendo Therapeutics with the Capital Event of the Year Award, Fontinalis Partners with the… read more

David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors.  The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more

RetroSense Therapeutics, Exit of the Year!

The team at RetroSense Therapeutics, seasoned veterans with experience taking medical technology from the discovery stage to the clinic, knew 2016 could be a breakout year for the company.  RetroSense’s therapy, based on research conducted at Wayne State University in Detroit, was almost ready for its biggest test yet: a Phase I/II clinical trial.  In… read more