Why You Should Attend Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Startup Week, a Techstars Program, is a free conference that celebrates entrepreneurship in Detroit. The five day conference kicks off on Monday, May 22 and includes a series of roundtables, panels, and networking throughout the week. Find out more about this year’s exciting event from its organizers in this exclusive guest post! Share on Twitter: #DETSW17… read more

Detroit Startup Week

Focus on Detroit!

The City of Detroit is quickly becoming a new hub of entrepreneurial and investment activity in Michigan.  In honor of the first Detroit Startup Week, MVCA decided to take a closer look at the 2016 research data with a focus on Detroit. Each year, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) gathers data from all Michigan-based… read more

Guest Author Sean Maday: Patriot Boot Camp is coming to Detroit

By Sean Maday, Program Director, Patriot Boot Camp The concept of building great things appealed to my roots as a Michigander. For generations the people of Michigan have engineered great automobiles and built magnificent office furniture. It is exciting to see how this expertise in product development is influencing a new era of technology development… read more

2015 Demo Week Preview: Desai Accelerator

This is part two in a four-part series highlighting the Michigan organizations participating in 2015 Demo Week, a series of presentations where the latest cohorts of companies that have completed an accelerator program present to investors.  Demo Week participant organizations include Coolhouse Labs, Desai Accelerator, Techstars Mobility, and Detroit Venture Partners.  Today, Kelly LaPierre, Managing Director of the Desai Accelerator, talks about… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association begins statewide tour showcasing its Annual Research Report at event in Detroit

Over 100 members of Detroit’s entrepreneurial and venture communities gathered Wednesday at Techtown to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. The event, held in conjunction with Techweek Detroit, offered participants a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on… read more

Techstars Mobility managing director Ted Serbinski talks about the new program's place in the Detroit startup ecosystem

Last week, nationally-recognized and proven accelerator model Techstars announced it would begin a three-year program in the growing entrepreneurial district of Detroit.  Officially dubbed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, the program will kick off June 9, 2015 with 10 next-genertation automotive, transportation, and mobility startups and conclude with a Demo Day on September 10, where each team will present to investors,… read more

Techstars Mobility managing director Ted Serbinski talks about the new program’s place in the Detroit startup ecosystem

Last week, nationally-recognized and proven accelerator model Techstars announced it would begin a three-year program in the growing entrepreneurial district of Detroit.  Officially dubbed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, the program will kick off June 9, 2015 with 10 next-genertation automotive, transportation, and mobility startups and conclude with a Demo Day on September 10, where each team will present to investors,… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Fontinalis Partners Transports Techstars Mobility to Detroit

Fontinalis Partners Transports Techstars Mobility to Detroit Accelerator Will Help Launch the Next Generation of Mobility Technologies  DETROIT, MI – December 11, 2014.  Fontinalis Partners (www.fontinalis.com), a venture capital firm strategically focused on Next-Generation Mobility, today announced its participation in Techstars’ newest accelerator program: Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit.  Fontinalis, in collaboration with other firms… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Ford Drives Mobility Innovation with Launch of Startup Business Incubator in Detroit

Ford Drives Mobility Innovation with Launch of Startup Business Incubator in Detroit Ford supports launch of Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, a startup business accelerator program to foster innovative transportation solutions that help alleviate growing global challenges, such as traffic congestion, parking availability and pollution 10 startup companies will be selected from across the country… read more