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Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces the Release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide

Entrepreneurs Can Now Easily Connect with Michigan Investors, Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, and Service Providers For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) today announced the release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The Guide is the state’s only comprehensive compilation of angel organizations,… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected in 2017!  MVCA wants to keep you updated about events happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  We not only want you to attend our events, but also events hosted by your fellow MVCA Members! See below for a… read more

Congrats, Chris Jenkins – Newly Elected Partner at Plante Moran!

2017 MVCA Silver Service Provider Member, Plante Moran, appoints Jenkins as a partner at the firm. Chris Jenkins is a leader within Plante Moran’s financial services group. Specializing in providing audit, valuation, and consulting services, he helps private equity and venture capital firms optimize their return on investment. He assists clients with sourcing and evaluating… read more

MVCA Summer Intern Recap: Scarlett Ong

A few months ago, MVCA introduced our summer intern, Scarlett Ong. In this guest post, Scarlett shares the valuable lessons she’s learned from her first internship abroad that will impact her own entrepreneurial journey! My 12-week internship at MVCA was a great learning experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first internship… read more

MVCAcademy Recap: Strengthening Michigan’s VC Community through Mentorship & Education

School is back in session! Earlier this month, MVCA Venture Fellows and partners hit the books for MVCAcademy, a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering everything from book recommendations to fundraising. This program is supported by MEDC and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Share on Twitter: School is back in session!… read more

2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Highlights Regional Growth of its Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

Research from Michigan Venture Capital Association Shows Strong Pipeline of Venture-Backed Startups in West Michigan View the 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Here! For Immediate Release – August 21 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association today announced the findings from its 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study, a comprehensive analysis of the entrepreneurial and investment… read more

Guest Post: Attention Startups – Apply Now for Michigan’s Largest Pitch Competition!

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is Michigan’s premier business plan competition featuring the best and brightest seed-stage businesses to regional investors while awarding up to $1,000,000 in prizes. In this exclusive guest post, Seun Oyewole of Invest Detroit Ventures highlights the success stories of past winners, including Workit Health, SPLT, and Autobooks, and shares more information on how to apply…. read more

New MEDC CEO, Jeff Mason Talks Attracting Talent to Michigan

In July, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Jeff Mason as CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michigan Venture Capital Association had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Mason about how his experience with the University Research Corridor will help him in his new role, his plans for attracting and supporting entrepreneurship in the… read more

16 High-Growth Startups Hiring in Detroit & Ann Arbor

Ryan Landau is a Detroit-raised, technology driven social entrepreneur. While traveling the world, he set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they love and Re:Purpose was born.  In this guest post, Ryan shares some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups that are hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor! Share on… read more

Silicon Valley Veteran Sarah Kunst Joins Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors

MSU Foundation, a member of MVCA, recently announced that Sarah Kunst, CEO and Founder of Proday, is joining its Board of Directors. Kunst is an entrepreneur and alumnus who brings a fresh take and Silicon Valley credentials to the table. The appointment of Kunst highlights MSU Foundation’s commitment to growing and attracting top-tier talent to help… read more