MySwimPro Named Best Apple Watch App of the Year, Launches WeFunder Campaign

MySwimPro is an Ann Arbor-based information technology startup that helps swimmers and triathletes achieve their goals through custom workouts, structured training plans, and coaching.  The company grew out of the Desai Accelerator and employs 3 people in Michigan.  MySwimPro recently was named the 2016 Apple Watch App of the Year, won the grand prize at the… read more

ICYMI: 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

With record attendance, the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner focused on the tremendous growth of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and the broader Great Lakes Region. Our Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan welcomed our members and guests to an evening of celebration and reflection, and took a moment to recognize some special guests in… read more

Creative Co. Services Fund Awards Startups With $25k For Design & Creative Services

By Melvin Henley, Program Manager, Detroit Creative Corridor Early and second stage tech-based startups who need creative assistance listen up!  Detroit Creative Corridor, Creative Co., and Detroit Innovate are launching a new fund that will help you get the assistance you need.  The Creative Co. Services Fund will award tech-based startups in Michigan with up… read more

Akadeum Life Sciences Closes $1M in Venture Funding

Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 09, 2015 From blood to food to medicine, cells are all around us. However, the current methods of separating those cells from their surroundings for research, diagnostics, and cell therapy–also known as cell sorting–can be time-consuming, costly, and damaging to the cells. To address this, Ann Arbor-based startup Akadeum Life Sciences… read more

MVCA Executive Attraction Program helps lure tech start-up vet back from coasts

After years on the tech scenes in San Francisco and New York, and with serious start-up and customer acquisition successes to his credit, Shelby Twp. native Shane Bliemaster watched Southeast Michigan’s tech industry growth with more than just passing interest.  And, in return, the burgeoning tech start-up scene wouldn’t stop trying to connect Bliemaster to the right… read more

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

Invest Detroit’s First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.