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December 02 FarmLogs harvests a new VP of Engineering with help from MVCA Executive Attraction Program

For Abdullah Haydar, continuing his career in computer engineering in Michigan after several stints out of state had become a priority.  After growing Amazon’s Detroit office to nearly 50 employees very quickly, it was clear to Haydar that the next step within Amazon would take him back to Seattle or elsewhere.  “I’d been out of Michigan […]


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December 01 ICYMI: 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

With record attendance, the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner focused on the tremendous growth of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and the broader Great Lakes Region. Our Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan welcomed our members and guests to an evening of celebration and reflection, and took a moment to recognize some special guests in […]


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November 16 Congratulations Mina Sooch! The Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Serial entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of a vibrant, growing venture capital community, and the Great Lakes Region is home to many successful founders who can translate their past experience into growing new companies in this area.  Over the past decade, one Michigan entrepreneur and venture capitalist has proven she has the determination to nurture multiple […]


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October 27 Eric Meister finds sweet spot with Michigan food supply chain platform Local Orbit

Eric Meister admits his resume is pretty unique—he’s spent years at the intersection of technology and the food supply chain, first as the director of supply chain for Barilla Pasta and later as the COO of Lean Logistics, the world’s largest SaaS supply chain logistics provider to many large, industrial food supply customers. So when […]


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