2017 Mackinac Policy Conference Recap
by Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA Mackinac Island may not have had the best weather this year, but this didn’t stop the change-makers attending Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference. This year was one of our most productive years yet at the Mackinac Policy Conference. MVCA had the opportunity to meet extensively with almost… read more
Entrepreneur Spotlight: How Detroit Startup Quikly Found Fast Success in Michigan
Quikly is a Detroit-based information technology startup that offers a digital marketing platform for retailers that provides limited time deals and discounts. This startup company secured investment from Detroit Venture Partners and went on to receive additional support from Plymouth Growth Partners. “The investment and expertise from our Michigan investors were pivotal to our company’s… read more
Why You Should Attend Detroit Startup Week
Detroit Startup Week, a Techstars Program, is a free conference that celebrates entrepreneurship in Detroit. The five day conference kicks off on Monday, May 22 and includes a series of roundtables, panels, and networking throughout the week. Find out more about this year’s exciting event from its organizers in this exclusive guest post! Share on Twitter: #DETSW17… read more
Keep Michigan Moving Forward!
The momentum in our entrepreneurial and investment community has been building for several years now, and in 2016 we made significant strides to keep Michigan moving in the right direction–forward. The number of venture capital firms headquartered in Michigan, their total capital under management, and number of venture capital investments made in Michigan has doubled… read more
“Molly” Your Calendar!
Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016! MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community. We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more
Evan Ufer, Up and Coming Award!
Evan Ufer began his career as an architect, at one of the nation’s largest architecture firms. Although Ufer no longer helps to build companies in their physical form, he now assists in the development of companies as a partner at Plymouth Ventures. His ability to identify strong, Michigan-based investment opportunities; provide deal leadership and connections… read more
MVCA Members Join the Judging Panel at AMIC
Michigan Venture Capital Association members are lending their expertise to the judging panels at the 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) on November 3. AMIC, one of the Presenting Sponsors at the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, is Michigan’s premier business plan competition and highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next… read more
Strengthening Collaboration Between Startups & Automotive Industry in Detroit
On Dec 11, 2014, Bill Ford introduced Techstars Mobility to the world: the first startup accelerator program in North America to focus on the future of mobility, automotive, and transportation. You can watch part of this announcement here. Since then, we’ve been on a mission to connect the automotive and startup worlds by breaking down… read more