MSU Takes Coveted GCEC Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation

On Saturday, October 19, 2018, MVCA member, Michigan State University – represented by the MSU Hatch, and MSU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Spartan Innovations – received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) prestigious prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards… read more

MVCA 12 at 12: Entrepreneurs & Investors Share How Michigan Can Improve its Seed Investment Process

By Patti Glaza, Managing Director & SVP of Invest Detroit Ventures An ongoing discussion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community is the increasing need for capital to fund entrepreneurs. As noted in the 2017 MVCA Research Report, an estimated $504 million of additional venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 141 startup… read more

Jeff Wesley, Executive Director of Red Cedar Ventures

Exclusive Q&A: Red Cedar Ventures Executive Director, Jeff Wesley

In January, Jeff Wesley was named executive director of Red Cedar Ventures! Prior to joining Red Cedar Ventures, he was the CEO of Two Men and Truck International. He also served as the President of Accu-Bite Dental Supply, after beginning his career at Deloitte. Wesley has significant experience in leading and scaling private companies to record success. In… read more

MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Enlists the Expertise of Greater Lansing Area Success Story, Travis Stoliker

  The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces today that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective. Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University Federal Credit… read more

Travis Stoliker, CAHS
GreenLight

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