Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces the Release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide

Entrepreneurs Can Now Easily Connect with Michigan Investors, Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, and Service Providers For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) today announced the release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The Guide is the state’s only comprehensive compilation of angel organizations,… read more

2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Highlights Regional Growth of its Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

Research from Michigan Venture Capital Association Shows Strong Pipeline of Venture-Backed Startups in West Michigan View the 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Here! For Immediate Release – August 21 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association today announced the findings from its 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study, a comprehensive analysis of the entrepreneurial and investment… read more

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

Federal Legislative Alert: NVCA Submits Proposals to Increase Economic Growth

By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA As we gear up for the Mackinac Policy Conference, we would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on legislative activity supporting the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and across the nation. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is heavily involved in national policy issues facing… read more

Remembering Bob Clone

The Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community lost a friend and colleague last week as Bob Clone, the former head of private equity for Indiana and a long-time private markets investor with the State of Michigan Retirement System, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. A long-time Mid-Michigan resident, Bob is survived by his wife,… read more

Legislative Alert: House Tax Policy Committee Set to Vote on Early Stage (Angel) Investment Bills This Week

House Tax Policy Committee Chairman, Jeff Farrington (R-30) wasted no time getting a hearing on two bills that make up an Angel Investment Program he introduced during the one day this summer that the House was in session.  He quickly moved to have House Bills 5786 and 5787 placed in his committee to shepherd them… read more

MVCA introduces ExeConnect, a new program connecting startups to seasoned leaders in their space

Rounding out a board of directors or an advisory panel can be one of a startups most vexing challenges, as founders struggle to find a blend of personalities and expertise that can best serve the growing company.   MVCA, with funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is pleased to offer MVCA members’ portfolio companies a new solution:  the MVCA… read more

Maureen Miller Brosnan Named Executive Director of Michigan Venture Capital Association

DECEMBER 2, 2014 — ANN ARBOR, MICH. — At its annual awards dinner, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) announced that Maureen Miller Brosnan has been hired as its new executive director. In this role, Brosnan, who has 27 years experience in the non-profit sector, will oversee the organization’s strategy and direction, and create awareness… read more

2014 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner gathers largest-ever crowd in celebration

It was an auspicious first day of work for new MVCA Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan.  “Not many people get a party this big thrown in their honor the first day on the job!” she joked before a record crowd of 215 at the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on December 1, 2014 at the Inn at… read more