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May 29 An Update from MVCA Venture Fellow, Caroline Wolanin, Plymouth Growth

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Caroline Wolanin, Analyst supporting the investment team at […]


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May 20 Bills Creating Innovation Fund Discussed By House Committee (Reprinted from Gongwer News Service, 5/14/24)

The following story is a reprint from Gongwer News Service, an online news outlet for Michigan policy and political stories.  Legislation creating an economic development fund designed to attract and retain younger companies, first floated by Governor Gretchen Whitmer during her State of the State earlier this year, was brought before a House panel on […]


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April 29 MVCAcademy Provides Educational Sessions to Venture Fellows

On April 25th, the latest group of Venture Fellows within the MVCA (Michigan Venture Capital Association) convened for MVCAcademy, a comprehensive one-day educational event tailored specifically for this cohort. MVCAcademy serves as a pivotal platform, offering an immersive deep-dive into a myriad of crucial topics spanning from the intricacies of deal sourcing to insightful narratives […]


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April 22 Bipartisan Bills Creating Michigan Innovation Fund Introduced in Lansing

Funding would provide crucial support for entrepreneurs and startups by helping to create self-sustaining nonprofit early-stage evergreen funds and leverage existing fund infrastructure Lansing, Michigan – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Lansing has introduced new bills to create the Michigan Innovation Fund, providing critical funding support to Michigan’s existing early-stage evergreen venture funds and […]


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February 27 Meet Venture Fellow, Terese Hunwick, Augment Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Terese began her career in the Detroit office […]


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February 22 Advocacy Day for MVCA in Lansing, MI!

On February 21, 2024, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) made a significant impact at the state capital in #LansingMI. Together Adrian Fortino (MVCA Board member and Advocacy Chair) and Ara Topouzian (MVCA Executive Director) engaged with key legislators and their teams to emphasize the critical role of #venturecapital in driving our statewide economy forward. […]


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February 22 Michigan VCs attended the Ilitch School’s Future of Venture Capital in Detroit & SE Michigan

On February 16, 2024, representatives from venture capital firms across Michigan came to the Mike Ilitch School of Business to attend the Future of Venture Capital in Detroit and Southeast Michigan Conference, hosted by the Ilitch School in partnership with the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Ilitch School of Business Dean Virginia Kleist provided some opening remarks, noting that […]


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February 01 Meet Venture Fellow, Jacqueline Lensing, Grand Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Jacqueline joined the Grand Ventures team in October […]


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December 05 Meet Venture Fellow, Sapna Patel, Michigan Capital Network

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Ever since she was a little girl, Sapna […]


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November 01 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Keegan McGuire, Arboretum Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Keegan joined Arboretum in 2023 and is responsible […]


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