MGCS Hosting Evening Reception at “The Big House”

Mark Your Calendars! ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) announced it will hold its evening dinner reception at “The Big House,” the University of Michigan’s historic and beloved football stadium. The Symposium has long been regarded as the premier, must-attend event for venture capitalists, technology transfer… read more

MGCS After Party

2016 Follow On Recap

MVCA Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan opened the 2016 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) with a startling statistic from the 2016 MVCA Research Report: for every dollar invested by a Michigan venture firm, $4.31 is attracted from a venture firm outside of Michigan.  That important out-of-state investment activity is supported by events like MGCS, where “MVCA members… read more

MVCA Networking Reception Draws Investors From Around Country

Midwestern congeniality and a collaborative spirit permeated the MVCA-hosted networking reception Tuesday night, which MVCA Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan called “our version of a venture capital homecoming.”  The annual evening in downtown Ann Arbor, which coincides with Zell Lurie Institute’sMichigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS), brings MVCA members andinvestors together to forge new connections and build relationships with venturefirms from around the country…. read more

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Announces Speakers for the Midwest’s Leading Venture Capital Event

Groupon Co-founder Brad Keywell and Ford Global Technologies CEO Bill Coughlin to Keynote at 34th Annual Symposium  Ann Arbor, Mich. – April 21, 2015 – Today, organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) unveiled initial program details for the 34th annual event, which serves as a conduit for introducing early stage and emerging growth… read more

2017 Community Impact Award Nominees

Meaningful, effective connections between research, talent and capital are critical to the growth of Michigan’s entrepreneurial economy. This year’s awards ceremony recognizes entrepreneurs who are taking risks and driving innovation in high-tech industries, capital events that are fueling the growth of Michigan’s companies, and the lifetime achievements of notable investors from the state. This year,… read more

Community Impact Award Nominees

March 6 is Presenting Company Deadline for MGCS

The 31st Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) is May 15-16, 2012. Companies have until midnight on March 6 to submit their application for presentation.

MGCS celebrates 30 years of bringing together entrepreneurs and investors

MVCA members helped Prof. David Brophy and the U-M Zell Lurie Institute celebrates the 30th anniversary of their annual event, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. Highlights included a retrospective of the conference’s three decades with remarks by founder Brophy as well as a lunchtime keynote by Silicon Valley VC and U-M alum Jay Hoag. Forty… read more

MVCA, MHIN members mingle at Vinology

A large crowd of investors and industry supporters enjoyed cocktails and dinner at a private event at Vinology in connection with the annual MGCS conference. Get the flash player here: //

PRESS RELEASE: With Support of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, In-State Investment Activity Is Burgeoning, According to Michigan Venture Capital Association Report

Combined capital under management has grown 206 percent in just five years Ann Arbor, Mich. – April 12, 2011 – As the state of Michigan—and more generally, the Midwest—continues to transition from its rust belt roots of auto and manufacturing into an innovation economy driven by clean tech, life sciences, and entrepreneurship, the soon-to-be released… read more

MVCA-MHIN pre-MGCS Cocktail Hour

More than 70 MVCA and MHIN members convened at Vinology of Ann Arbor to enjoy excellent food, wine and conversation prior to the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Monday, May 10.  Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and make this event a huge success!