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Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota, RPM Ventures

At RPM Ventures, MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota has a front-row seat to the innovation happening across various sectors, including B2B enterprise solutions, marketplaces, and mobility. As his fellowship comes to an end, we asked him to share with us what he’s learned about venture capital, companies he’s taking note of, and what’s next for him,… read more

Plante Moran Tax Reform Playbook: What You Can Do Now & How to Plan Ahead

Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran‘s tax reform playbook can help. Summary of the article by Michael Monaghan and Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. For most… read more

Guest Post: Desai Accelerator Drives Startups to Their First $1 Million in Funding

Desai Accelerator, a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, welcomed six teams into its 2018 Summer Cohort and debuted an expanded intern program to support those startups in their development. In this guest post, Angela Kujava shares how the accelerator is addressing gaps in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community… read more

The Hottest Startups Now Hiring in Detroit

We are thrilled to have another guest post from Re:Purpose! In case you aren’t familiar with the company, Re:Purpose provides a hiring platform that connects people with startups in Detroit based not only experience but also company culture (you can also check out their previous posts here and here). With Detroit on the rise, there’s… read more

2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Recap

By MVCA Executive Director, Maureen Miller Brosnan Core to MVCA’s mission is serving as the statewide voice for Michigan’s growing entrepreneurial and investment community. To advance this objective, MVCA communicates with legislators, the media, and the general public to promote entrepreneurial investment opportunities, challenges, and successes in Michigan. Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Mackinac Policy… read more

Meet the MVCA Staff: Alhan Kandrikar

MVCA interns have a great opportunity to network with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community as well as work on one of our most significant resources – The Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide! This year, we’re excited to have Alhan Kandrikar, an entrepreneur and student at the University of Michigan, join our team as our 2018 summer… read more

MVCA 12 at 12: Finding a Pathway to Success for University Spin-Out Companies

By Dr. Tom Shehab, Managing Director at Arboretum Ventures Michigan is producing a significant number of high-tech, high-growth companies due to the state’s nationally-renowned universities and research institutions. In fact, we are a “Top 10 State” in terms of research spending, science and engineering doctorates, and invention patents. This combination of research, talent and ideas… read more

Highlights from the 2018 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS)

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) – now known as the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium – is one of the most celebrated events of the year. The event brings together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and executives from tech transfer offices for two-days of networking, panels and company pitches, showcasing the exciting innovation that’s happening in Michigan. This year,… read more

Come Work at MVCA! We’re Hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Opening: Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) Location: Ann Arbor, MI We seek a highly-organized, self-directed, and detail-oriented marketing & communications manager to work with the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including investors, entrepreneurs, public officials, media and others… read more

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund Closes Third Fund with $81M of New Capital

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund (Renaissance), Michigan’s ground-breaking venture capital fund-of-funds, announced the closing of its third fund, with $81 million of new capital. The innovative network fund is the largest of its kind in the United States, now with a total of $205 million raised since its inception in 2008. Renaissance Fund III leverages the… read more

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