New MEDC CEO, Jeff Mason Talks Attracting Talent to Michigan

In July, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Jeff Mason as CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michigan Venture Capital Association had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Mason about how his experience with University Research Corridor will help him in his new role, plans for attracting and supporting entrepreneurship in the State, and… read more

16 High-Growth Startups Hiring in Detroit & Ann Arbor

Ryan Landau is a Detroit-raised, technology driven social entrepreneur. While traveling the world, he set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they love and Re:Purpose was born.  In this guest post, Ryan shares some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups that are hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor! Share on… read more

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Michigan eLab Invests in Michigan Startups

A perfect storm of talent, ecosystem and history all contributed to Michigan eLab choosing to invest in startups in the state.

Strong B2B Base, Deep Roots in Building Sustainable Businesses: Why Michigan is for RPM Ventures

Michigan and RPM Ventures have a strong B2B base and deep roots in building sustainable businesses.

The Road Less Traveled: Detroit Venture Partners Pursues “Crazed Mission” to Back Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs

Ask Josh Linkner what’s got him, and the team at Detroit Venture Partners, fired up, and you’ll get a simple response: Detroit. The VC firm’s “crazed mission” is to back companies that are committed to rebuilding the Detroit area by entrepreneurship.

Plymouth Management Co. Focuses on Regional Growth

Plymouth Management Company invested in seven companies this past year and focuses on growing regionally.

MVCA Programs to Attract Investment, Entrepreneur Talent Gaining Traction

The Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) programs to develop the state’s investment community are helping venture capitalists and their portfolio companies attract and retain top talent.

MVCA Talent Committee charting course for talent retention, growth

Members of the MVCA Talent Committee are preparing for a busy 2011.  Among the group’s initiatives–sustaining the EIR/CEO Placement program, creating a new MVCA Fellowship program aimed at recent advanced degree graduates of in-state universities, and continuing the popular “Super HotShots” talent recruiting night. The committee members include:  Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Amy Cell, Ann… read more