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

MVCA 12 at 12: Entrepreneurs & Investors Share How Michigan Can Improve its Seed Investment Process

By Patti Glaza, Managing Director & SVP of Invest Detroit Ventures An ongoing discussion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community is the increasing need for capital to fund entrepreneurs. As noted in the 2017 MVCA Research Report, an estimated $504 million of additional venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 141 startup… read more

Building a stronger entrepreneurial community

Research Series Post 2: Building a Strong Entrepreneurial & Investment Community

This is the second post in our research report series!  Read our first post about capital attraction here.  The research series is based on findings from the 2017 MVCA Research Report. Like last year’s series, we are hearing the perspective of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. This week, we explore the topic of building a stronger entrepreneurial… read more