Student Teams Tee Up Investor Pitches for Dec. 12 Financing Research Commercialization Competition!
University of Michigan students are teeing up their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Financing Research Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 12! This year, 14 highly competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Research Commercialization practicum will go before a panel of 24 judges… read more
2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap
Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), hosted the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on October 2, 2018, at Eastern Market in Detroit as part of StartMIUp: Michigan Ventures Forward, a multi-day event hosted by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, (MEDC). Co-hosted by Governor Rick Snyder, the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner attracted more than 400 investors, economic developers, entrepreneurs, and community… read more
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
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