Member News

Profits interests and tax reform: Three things you should know

Are you thinking about the effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have on profits interests?  2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran offers three points to keep you in the know of the tax reform. Summary of the article by Stephen Eckert and David Howell for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in the Plante Moran guest… read more

Come Work at MVCA! We’re Hiring an Executive Director!

Job Opening: Executive Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Ann Arbor, MI The Executive Director will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, others in the technology community, and public officials to advance entrepreneurship and access to venture capital, while playing a major role in shaping and articulating the vision… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Launches Search for New Executive Director

After four years, Maureen Miller Brosnan, executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), will be leaving the organization to pursue other advancement opportunities. “Maureen is an energetic leader with a distinguished track record of achievement in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  She has worked collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders to grow… read more

Changing Your Business to C Corp Status Could Save You Money, but is it Right For You?

Although you can save money by becoming a C Corporation, is it the right move for your company? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran helps you weigh your options. Summary of the article by Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in Plante Moran’s guest articles on Tax Reform and 3 Things You Should Know,… read more

MSU Takes Coveted GCEC Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation

On Saturday, October 19, 2018, MVCA member, Michigan State University – represented by the MSU Hatch, and MSU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Spartan Innovations – received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) prestigious prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards… read more

MVCA Outreach Trip: Connecting with the growing investment community in Indianapolis!

Each year, the MVCA team travels to emerging entrepreneurial communities across the country to meet with venture firms to share the exciting activity happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community and help coordinate Immersion Days for those who are interested in investing and working in Michigan. Because every dollar invested in a Michigan startup by a… read more

Meet the MVCA Staff: Will Jones

Will Jones joined the Michigan Venture Capital Association at the beginning of the month as its Marketing and Communications Manager. He previously served as the Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator for the Smithsonian-affiliated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH. In this role, Jones was responsible for obtaining state and national press for the… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees

Awardees include Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, Duo Security, and Strata Oncology; MVCA Board of Directors Honors Jody Vanderwel with Lifetime Achievement Award Ann Arbor, MICH. – Oct. 3, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and… 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

Michigan Venture Capital Association Releases Newly Updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

MVCA is excited to announce the release of the newly updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial and 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… read more