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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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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 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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October 09 Meet 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 is joining Plymouth Growth as a […]


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February 28 Michigan Venture Capital Association Receives $500,000 for its Venture Fellows Program

Michigan Venture Capital Association Receives $500,000 for its Venture Fellows Program The VF Program, with funding support from the state, will help to support the talent needs of venture capital firms in Michigan  Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – February 28, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, […]


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July 10 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Kayla Kavanaugh of Grand Ventures

A summer internship in Detroit led Cincinnati-native Kayla Kavanaugh to Michigan, where she saw plenty of opportunities for a new college graduate to build a career in the venture capital industry. In this Q&A, Kavanaugh talks to us about her new life in Grand Rapids, her MVCA Fellow role at Grand Ventures and the communities […]


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April 11 What I Learned from Axios, Uber & Airbnb on Brand Equity at SXSW

MVCA Venture Fellow, Brandon Epstein, a senior associate at Detroit Venture Partners, attended SXSW 2019 for the first time. In this guest blog post, he shares three branding trends he learned from the conference with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. I was lucky enough to attend SXSW for the first time this year. The festival […]


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March 13 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Hirak Parikh of Augment Ventures

Hirak Parikh has been a long-standing member of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community as an entrepreneur and investor. Since 2016, Hirak has been the fund manager of University of Michigan’s Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, an early stage fund that makes investments in life-science spinouts from the University of Michigan. Now, he’s embarking on a new role as a […]


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