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December 16 MEDC to conduct forum on Small Business Investment (Angel) Tax Credit bill

In December 2010, the Governor signed into law HB5921, the Small Business Investment (Angel) Tax Credit bill. This bill will provide a 25% tax credit to qualified investors who invest in qualified seed and early stage businesses in Michigan.  On Friday, December 17th, from 3:30-5:30pm, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will conduct a public forum […]


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December 14 2012 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

May 8-9, 2012 www.michigangcs.com


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December 14 MVCA VC & C-Level Executive Breakfast Roundtable

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8-10:30am Kensington Court Ann Arbor MVCA Members & Venture-backed Executives: $0 All Others: $50 http://mvca2011feb.eventbrite.com/


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November 30 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 […]


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November 01 NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Venture Capital Association celebrated award winners, appoints 2011 Board of Directors at annual dinner Nov. 15

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Celebrating “A Year of Exits”, the Michigan Venture Capital Association held its annual awards dinner for its members and guests November 15 in Ann Arbor.  The statewide membership organization honored several Michigan venture firms as well as venture capital recipient companies for their successes: MVCA “Michigan 100” Award winner Cerenis Therapeutics of Ann Arbor, […]


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October 19 MVCA Breakfast Roundtable, Offices of Beringea, October 19, 2010

“The tourists have left.”  That’s how National Venture Capital Assn. President Mark Heesen describes the pared down U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystem after several years of tough exit markets, low returns, and an abysmal fundraising environment.  Further, he expects the fallout from the dot-com bust and its effects on the venture capital community to continue through 2011, […]


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September 30 PRESS RELEASE: Michigan Venture Capital Association’s Fund Development Program awards available to MEDC Accelerator Fund winners

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 30, 2010)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will award up to $50,000 in grants and loans to both Huron River Ventures and Michigan Accelerator Fund I, winners of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Accelerator Fund program.  The MVCA award provides support for the funds’ organizational costs excluding salaries.  In addition, the […]


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September 28 VC says California needs to be like Michigan

The San Francisco Business Times quotes noted California venture investor Tim Baruch as pointing to Michigan as a model for government support of venture activity: “If California wants to get its innovation game back, says venture capitalist Tom Baruch, it should look at Michigan.“ Read more: California’s innovation model … Michigan? – San Francisco Business […]


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August 27 Michigan Venture Capital Association releases 2010 year-to-date Michigan venture activity report

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) has released its 2010 year-to-date report on venture capital activity in Michigan.  As of August 2010, more than $123 million in venture capital has been invested in Michigan‐based start‐ups, a 35% increase compared to 2009 year‐to‐date financings. Also notable: This year-to-date, there were 10 venture capital investments […]


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May 12 MVCA-MHIN pre-MGCS Cocktail Hour

More than 70 MVCA and MHIN members convened at Vinology of Ann Arbor to enjoy excellent food, wine and conversation prior to the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Monday, May 10.  Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and make this event a huge success!


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