2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association, the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, is excited to host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner with Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Eastern Market in Detroit. Celebrate with us as we shine a light on leaders who are sparking innovation and powering the growth of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community at the state’s largest investor networking event.

This year, MVCA is excited to be hosting our Annual Award Dinner with Governor Rick Snyder, who will be joining us for the evening to welcome investors from around the globe to a multi-day networking event being hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation called Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward. Designed to showcase the state’s growing investment opportunities in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Start MI Up is being held in conjunction with the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner and Renaissance Venture Capital’s UnDemo Day.

Register here for the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!

About Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is bringing together a select group of leading local, national and international founders, investors, and entrepreneurs to experience firsthand Michigan’s historic comeback and meet the people and companies on the forefront of that change. Over the course of two-days, guests will take part in a series of curated conversations and experiences with key Michigan policymakers, private developers, investors, entrepreneurs and cultural influencers designed to inspire, catalyze new relationships and unlock opportunities that will drive the next phase of transformative development and innovation across the State.

To learn more about Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward, please contact MEDC Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fred Molnar at [email protected].

About Renaissance Venture Capital Fund UnDemo Day

Renaissance is a venture capital fund of funds that invests in top-tier venture funds around the country and uses this network to help bring capital to the state of Michigan (over $1.3 billion to date) and also connects innovation to major corporations.  Launched in 2008 and now at over $200 million in size, Renaissance provides strong financial returns to its investors, connects those investors to innovation around the nation, and helps attract venture capital to Michigan.  On October 3rd, Renaissance will be hosting in Ann Arbor its fourth “Un-Demo Day.”  This event will bring together Michigan’s top startups and technologies for an informal get together with investors from around the country.   The event is a great opportunity to connect with Michigan’s best innovative early-stage companies.

For more information about UnDemo Day, please contact Renaissance Venture Capital Fund Vice President of Business Development Vince Nystrom at [email protected] or 734-255-7167.

Stay tuned to find out this year’s nominees!

2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees

Capital Event of the Year

Community Impact Award

Entrepreneur of the Year 

Lifetime Achievement Award