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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

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events and Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community in 2017! We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events but also functions hosted by your fellow MVCA Members. See below for a preview of the exciting things going on… read more

Molly Theis
Dr. David Brophy, Professor University of Michigan

Work with Prof. David Brophy to Grow Your High-Tech Startup!

Are you an entrepreneur with a high-potential, technology-based company in Michigan seeking growth equity capital? University of Michigan (UM) Ross School of Business is accepting applications to participate in its “Financing Technology Commercialization” program – free of charge – during Fall 2017. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2017. Share on Twitter: Are you an #entrepreneur… read more

Rich Sheridan

Guest Post: A Plea for Transit from Menlo Innovations Rich Sheridan

Entrepreneurs and investors across the country frequently discuss issues related to building capital, community, talent, and research.  However, one element left out of the conversation regarding building a stronger entrepreneurial and investment community is infrastructure.  MVCA guest blogger, Rich Sheridan, CEO of Ann Arbor-based software company Menlo Innovations, would like the State of Michigan to consider investing… read more

Bodman

Guest Post: How Michigan Can Offer Capital Gains to Early-Stage Investors

In the second post of this exclusive guest series, Timothy R. Damschroder of Bodman PLC, a 2017 Silver Service Provider Member, outlines ways Michigan can support angel and venture investors. If you haven’t yet, check out the first post of the series on preventing tax burdens for high-growth companies! Share on Twitter: [email protected] explains how #Michigan… read more

Guest Post: The Hardest Part of Investing Everywhere Else

Paul Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and Aistreamer who is traveling across the country to find, explore, and uncover the best startups throughout the United States. In this exclusive guest post, Paul shares why the hardest part of investing across the country is trust and deal terms. If you’re interested in hearing more about his… read more

2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study Reveals Rapid Growth of City’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

Findings from Michigan Venture Capital Association Show 50 Percent Increase in Number of Startups in Detroit View the 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study Here! For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association today unveiled the findings of its 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study, a comprehensive analysis of Detroit’s entrepreneurial and investment community. Results… read more

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Guest Post: Two Ways to Prevent Tax Burdens for High-Growth Companies

In this exclusive guest series, Timothy R. Damschroder of Bodman PLC, a 2017 Silver Service Provider Member, shares his perspective on current tax laws that hinder emerging growth companies from obtaining capital gains treatment. In this post, he proposes solutions to eliminate barriers associated with equity grants. Share on Twitter: [email protected] shares two ways to prevent #tax… read more

Tim Damschroder, Bodman