Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!!

Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association’s statewide tour visits in Grand Rapids

West Michigan’s angel and venture investment community came together to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. The event offered participants a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on West Michigan. Maureen Miller Brosnan, executive director of MVCA, told… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Start Garden Expands Venture Capital Fund, Accepting Applications to the Start Garden Space

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   START GARDEN EXPANDS VENTURE CAPITAL FUND,  ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO THE START GARDEN SPACE GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 9, 2015—In fewer than three years, Start Garden, the unconventional, early-stage, venture capital fund, has transformed Michigan’s startup ecosystem. Today the organization announced it has increased the amount of its cumulative investment limit from $500,000… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Start Garden Announces Move to Trust Building in 2015

START GARDEN ANNOUNCES MOVE TO TRUST BUILDING IN 2015 New Space to Triple Footprint and Provide “Startup Village” for Grand Rapids GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 20, 2014 — Start Garden, the $15,000,000 seed fund that selects an individual idea each week to receive a $5,000 investment, based on endorsements from the public and the Start Garden… read more

Start Garden and Grand Angels Group Invest $1.25 Million In Local Tech Company Blue Medora

Start Garden announced they have invested $500,000 in Grand Rapids-based Blue Medora. Grand Angels, a regional group of angel investors, also announced that 20 of their members will also be making investments in Blue Medora which cumulatively equal an additional $750,000, bringing the total amount raised to fund the startup to $1.25 million.