MVCA Provides Support to Entrepreneurs During Pandemic

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for increases in the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, recognized the need to be proactive early on in helping the ecosystem work through the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. MVCA’s Board of Directors created a task force… read more

State Supports $1.5 Million Fund to Help Small Businesses Recover, Pivot in Response to COVID-19

State of Michigan supports a new $1.5 Million fund to help small businesses recover. The Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund helps small businesses from geographically disadvantaged areas survive the outbreak through recovery efforts, administered by Michigan Women Forward with support from Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other organizations and corporations, applications are now available. Click on… read more

GDI Infotech launches GDI TalentHub™ to connect IT Specialists to companies actively hiring during the COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, MI, (April 23, 2020) – GDI Infotech (GDI), a leading provider of Talent Matchmaking Solutions and Services has launched GDI TalentHub™ to connect IT Specialists to companies actively hiring during COVID-19 crisis. Millions of people have lost their jobs across the United States. Many industries and geographies have been hit hard. While there… read more

Tech Startup Stabilization Fund Offers Support for Early-Stage Tech Companies

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has announced a $3 million fund which will provide investment and loan support for Michigan tech startups and companies.  Administered by ID Ventures, applications now available for startups across the state at TSSFund.com.

Paycheck Protection Program in Michigan

Small Business Assoc of Michigan (SBAM) is working to create a coalition of small businesses to help them maximize the benefits/opportunities under the Paycheck Protection Program. CLICK HERE to read more about the program. The goal is to get as many companies committed to sign up because: Once the website goes live SBAM want to… read more

Fishman Stewart offers webinar on Crisis Strategy Tips for Intellectual Property

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Companies are facing unprecedented financial constraints and making difficult decisions to conserve cash. Fishman Stewart’s intellectual property (IP) attorneys weigh in via an interactive panel discussion. Topics include: Pausing the patent cash burn rate Implementing cost-effective ways to protect brands and inventions Deploying smart business practices to safeguard the competitive… read more

NVCA letter ask for clarification of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Lead by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) a letter was sent to the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration  urging for clarification that small businesses with equity investors will not be excluded from the 7(a) loan program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This nationally signed letter included support from… read more

It’s a challenging time for startups around the world, and more than ever we need to be able to tap into the collective wisdom of our networks. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce a new community where Michigan startup leaders can exchange help, advice, connections, resources, and ideas. It’s called Givitas, and it’s made by… read more

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors LLC: Estate & Gift Planning Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the overall economy. The economic and legislative shifts are presenting opportunities for taxpayers to re-look at their gift and estate planning initiatives. In the current (hopefully, temporary) down market and low interest rate environment, there are strategies that taxpayers can employ to maximize the transfer of wealth while minimizing… read more

Beringea Provides U.S. Resources for Businesses Amid COVID-19

These are strange, unpredictable, and sad times. We have been quickly forced to find new ways to work and live; necessity continues to be the mother of all invention, and this time will be no different. For Beringea, some of our best investments have been in businesses forged in times of stress. With 35 years… read more