2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) hosted the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on November 15, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to celebrate the organization’s 15-year anniversary.  With a record-breaking attendance of nearly 300 individuals from across the country, the event was a full-filled awards ceremony that focused on highlighting the strengths of Michigan’s… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Recognizes Leaders of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

 The Awardees of the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are LLamasoft, Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Dug Song and Jon Oberheide, and Ian Bund Ann Arbor, Mich. – Nov. 16, 2017 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, announced awards for capital, community, entrepreneurship and lifetime achievements during… read more

The MVCA “100” Award Winners: Then and Now

As the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner rolls around the corner, MVCA is looking back at one of our previous awards known as The “100” Award with a special spotlight on one of our first awardees – Neogen! The following awardees earned The “100” Award by achieving significant capital or funding milestones in Michigan’s entrepreneurial… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Event Celebrates the Organization’s 15-Year Anniversary and Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community For Immediate Release Oct. 16, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The organization will… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected in 2017!  MVCA wants to keep you updated about events happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  We not only want you to attend our events, but also events hosted by your fellow MVCA Members! Coming up, there’s exciting conferences,… 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

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

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

David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors.  The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more