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Meet Kerr Russell

2020 Bronze Service Provider Member For more than 145 years, Kerr Russell has been a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape. Our firm is dedicated to serving the entrepreneurial and investment community throughout Michigan. Kerr Russell attorneys have extensive experience advising clients regarding a wide variety of M&A, financing, capital raise and joint venture transactions representing… read more

Meet GDI Infotech

2020 Platinum Service Provider Member Based in Ann Arbor, GDI Infotech is a leading talent matchmaking company dedicated to clients’ success. GDI partners with companies of all sizes and scope to get the right people in the right seat for their IT and software development needs. Over the past few years, GDI has helped many… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more

Michigan Students and Startups Stoke Investors’ Interest At Annual Venture Capital Pitch Competition

Students from three universities teamed up with Michigan-based startups to stoke venture capitalists’ interest in taking stakes in new ventures with promising technological and life-science innovations during the 2019 Financing Technology Commercialization Pitch Competition. The event took place at Michigan Ross on Dec. 11. A record 100 students, divided into 20 teams, presented high-level investment… read more

Student Teams Finalize Their Investor Pitches for Dec. 11 Financing Technology Commercialization Competition

ANN ARBOR, Michigan ─ University of Michigan students are putting the final touches on their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 Financing Technology Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 11. This year, 20 competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Technology Commercialization practicum will go… read more

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

Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!!

Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at… 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 

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & 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 angel organizations… read more