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July 28 2022 MVCA Research Report Reinforces Michigan is not a flyover state for venture capital activity

2022 MVCA Research Report Reinforces Michigan is not a flyover state for venture capital activity  Record-breaking funding of start-ups in 2021 cements Michigan’s role as the nation’s Middle Coast of venture capital.  NOVI, Mich. – July 28, 2022 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for more capital and talent for […]


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December 03 Helping Michigan Entrepreneurs Put Their Bright Ideas to Work (Varnum)

MiSpringboard is Varnum’s statewide initiative designed to remove some of the barriers associated with starting a business by providing free legal services to Michigan startups. Varnum launched the MiSpringboard program in 2011 as a way of helping Michigan’s then-struggling economy with a commitment of $1 million in free legal services. MiSpringboard was our way of […]


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March 19 New MEDC Resources for Small Businesses

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board approved $20 million in aid aimed at helping businesses affected by the closures ordered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a special virtual meeting today. Of the $20 million, $10 million is in loans and $10 million is in grants to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


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May 10 Intermitten 2019: Building meaningful, effective connections

Building a strong entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan hasn’t happened by accident; it’s taken the deliberate creation of meaningful, effective connection points between entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial support organizations.  One of the best opportunities for MVCA members to connect to the vibrant community we’ve all built is on June 4, as Intermitten arrives for […]


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November 01 MSU Takes Coveted GCEC Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation

On Saturday, October 19, 2018, MVCA member, Michigan State University – represented by the MSU Hatch, and MSU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Spartan Innovations – received 2018’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) prestigious prize for Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation. Competing against nationally recognized entrepreneurship centers, Michigan State’s program took center stage with Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. GCEC’s annual awards […]


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August 09 Silicon Valley Veteran Sarah Kunst Joins Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors

MSU Foundation, a member of MVCA, recently announced that Sarah Kunst, CEO and Founder of Proday, is joining its Board of Directors. Kunst is an entrepreneur and alumnus who brings a fresh take and Silicon Valley credentials to the table. The appointment of Kunst highlights MSU Foundation’s commitment to growing and attracting top-tier talent to help […]


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Dr. David Brophy, Professor University of Michigan
August 04 Work with Prof. David Brophy to Grow Your High-Tech Startup!

Are you an entrepreneur with a high-potential, technology-based company in Michigan seeking growth equity capital? University of Michigan (UM) Ross School of Business is accepting applications to participate in its “Financing Technology Commercialization” program – free of charge – during Fall 2017. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2017. Share on Twitter: Are you an #entrepreneur […]


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Detroit Startup Week
May 18 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 […]


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April 24 Guest Post: Desai Accelerator Talks 2017 Demo Week & What’s Ahead

2017 Demo Week features a series of presentations to investors by the latest cohorts of companies that have completed an accelerator program. In this exclusive guest post, Angela Kujava, Managing Director of Desai Accelerator, talks about her new role, the addition of new mentors to program and the organization’s ultimate entrepreneurial experiment – running two cohorts […]


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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
August 02 7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Now Accepting Applications

One of the largest business plan competitions in the nation sets the stage for up to $1 million in prizes on November 3 at Cobo Convention Center The Accelerate Michigan Planning Committee is excited to announce the 7th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2016 (the day after the 2016 MVCA Annual […]


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