Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner The Awardees of the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are Arboretum Ventures, StockX, Orbion Space Technology, and Ferris Wheel Novi, Mich. – Nov. 12, 2019 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, hosted… read more

Meet Angela Heflin, Associate Director of MVCA

Angela Heflin is a champion of entrepreneurship, strategic development, and community growth. Spearheading development teams in the public and private sectors and across the country in both nonprofit and for profit arenas. Her background in the education and nonprofit sectors bring a commitment to the creation of lasting societal improvement and integrity in leadership to… read more

MVCA on The Lucy Ann Show for Renew Michigan segment

On September 17, 2019, MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian appeared in a segment on The Lucy Ann Show promoting the venture capital ecosystem in Michigan. Topouzian appeared with Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications, a marketing and PR/new media firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To hear the segment, follow this link: https://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/091619/renew.mp3 

MVCA office moves to Novi, Michigan

Beginning September 1, 2019 – MVCA will move to a new office located at 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite #203, Novi, Michigan. Our phone number will remain the same although there may be a slight delay as we port over the phone number to the new location.

Come work for MVCA! We are hiring an Associate Director!

Job Opening: Associate Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Novi, MI We seek a well-organized, self-directed, detail-oriented associate director with a track record of achievement to work with entrepreneurial leaders in the state of Michigan. The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, public officials and others in the… 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

Come work at MVCA! Grant Manager position available (contract)

MVCA is looking for a contract grants manager! Job Opening: Grants Manager (contract position) Michigan Venture Capital Association Ann Arbor, MI We seek a self-directed and detail-oriented grants manager to work with MVCA to identify and complete grant applications for a contracted period.  This position is part-time, contract position.  Current university students will be considered…. 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

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

Millendo Therapeutics, Capital Event of the Year!

Finding drugs to improve the quality of life for patients with endocrine diseases with few or no treatment options, can be a noble but resource-intensive task.  For Ann Arbor-based Millendo Therapeutics, a $62 million Series B financing announced in January 2016 moved the biotechnology company a little closer to that goal and earned it the… read more