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