Silicon Valley Veteran Sarah Kunst Joins Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors

MSU Foundation, a member of MVCA, recently announced that Sarah Kunst, CEO and Founder of Proday, is joining its Board of Directors. Kunst is an entrepreneur and alumnus who brings a fresh take and Silicon Valley credentials to the table. The appointment of Kunst highlights MSU Foundation’s commitment to growing and attracting top-tier talent to help… read more

Guest Post: Conquer Accelerator Gears Up for its Second Year

In this exclusive guest post, Paul Jaques, Conquer Accelerator’s Program Director, talks about the accelerator’s upcoming season and entrepreneurship at Michigan State University. Share on Twitter: [email protected]_Conquer gears up for its second year, talks about upcoming season & #entrepreneurship https://ctt.ec/BHE0u+ The Conquer Accelerator kicks off its second season on June 5th, and over the last few… read more

Conquer Accelerator Summer Cohort
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GreenLight Business Model Competition Accepting Applications

Mid-Michigan pitch competition to award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes, largest in its history East Lansing, MI — Applications for the fifth annual GreenLight Business Model Competition (GBMC) are open for the statewide startup pitch contest. GBMC is an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan…. read more

Michigan State University’s Conquer Accelerator Accepting Applications for Summer 2017 Cohort

 East Lansing, MICH — The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University is accepting applications for its Season Two Cohort, launching in summer 2017, now through February 3. Designed to help both startups and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals, and structured educational components…. read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

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… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association continues statewide tour showcasing its Annual Research Report at event in Lansing

MVCA and professionals from Michigan’s venture community met with legislators Wednesday to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. “This year’s in-depth analysis of venture capital activity in the state indicates a steady and consistent trend of success in Michigan,” said Maureen Miller Brosnan, executive director of… read more

Cultivian Sandbox Ventures Closes $68M Fund, Dominates Agriculture Investing

Cultivian Sandbox Ventures recently closed on $68 million for its second fund, following its successful $34 million Fund I.

Michigan Venture Capital Association Hires Emily Heintz as New Associate Director

MVCA recently named Emily Heintz as its new associate director. Heintz will work to actively create connections between venture capitalists and promote the state’s entrepreneurial and investment communities.

New Michigan Angel Fund Offers New Opportunities for Funders, Startups

The Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) is a for-profit equity fund managed by Ann Arbor SPARK. The $2 million fund focuses on capital efficient, early stage companies located in Michigan.

Kevin Terrasi Joins Plymouth Management Company As Partner

Kevin Terrasi has joined Plymouth Management Company (PMC) as Partner. He has worked closely with PMC since the investment in Pump
Engineering Inc. (PEI) in 2008.