The MSU Innovation Center is the hub for University/Corporate partnerships at Michigan State University. We bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace by leveraging MSU’s intellectual property through corporate-sponsored research, licensing MSU technologies for commercial use at existing companies, and starting new companies based on the innovations that occur across MSU’s campus every day. In addition, […]
Innovation Partnerships, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research, serves as the primary gateway for researchers seeking to increase the impact of their work. We provide this service to U-M faculty by connecting with the private sector through corporate-sponsored research collaborations, licensing discussions, or connections with entrepreneurs and investors to support […]
The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute stimulates the creation of new business ventures, serves as a resource for business innovation research activities and promotes experiential opportunities for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs.
Renaissance Venture Capital (RVC) is an innovative venture capital fund-of-funds formed by some of Michigan’s most important organizations to profitably invest in the growth of ground breaking Michigan technologies and companies. RVCF provides capital that increases entrepreneurial activity and creates a strategic connection between innovative young companies and Michigan’s strong business and industrial base, providing […]
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital media, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, talent enhancement, and urban and […]
MTEC is a Michigan SmartZone supporting the commercialization of technology companies emerging from Michigan Technological University and the Houghton/Hancock area to build a prosperous regional economy.
Serving West Michigan since 1985, The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place drives regional economic development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment […]
We invest in and help build early-stage companies across a variety of tech sectors: healthcare, biotech, medical devices, AIML, deeptech, alt. transport, and more. We are versatile investors and do everything from participating in fundings, leading rounds, and in some cases helping operate our portfolio companies. We seek high-growth companies seeking to disrupt through innovation […]
Beringea is a transatlantic venture capital investor that seeks to create lasting success for rapidly scaling entrepreneurial companies. We invest across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, media, consumer goods and business services. With offices in Detroit and London (UK), we provide patient capital and a global footprint to back founders throughout their […]