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

Quikly

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

Detroit Startup Week

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

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

MVCA closed its year with their signature event, the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  Chief amongst those successes: more Michigan startups have received more venture backing than ever before.  In 2015, there were 74 companies that received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms,… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

“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

MVCA events and program manager

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

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Investors and Entrepreneurs Moving Michigan Forward ANN ARBOR (October 12, 2016)—Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will host its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner, the largest gathering of venture investors and entrepreneurs in Michigan, on November 2 at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.  Honorees include Millendo Therapeutics with the Capital Event of the Year Award, Fontinalis Partners with the… read more

Congratulations Emily Heintz, 40 under 40 Awardee!

Emily Heintz joined MVCA three years ago with a mandate to help support Michigan’s vibrant entrepreneurial and venture capital community.  A natural networker and people person, Emily expanded the educational and networking events the organization offers and grew the popular talent programs.   And perhaps most significantly, Emily, a data guru at heart, transformed the MVCA… read more