ATTENTION: Investors: Gateway Grand Rapids & Red Cedar Ventures Pitch Event

This is an invitation to the first session of a two pitch event held by Gateway Grand Rapids and Red Cedar Ventures. The pitches are 10 minutes each- 7 minute pitch/3 minute Q&A. Each company has participated in two SBDC pitch review sessions. The pitches are intended to give you quick overview of each company…. read more

State Awards Pre-Seed Fund III to Michigan State University Foundation

Michigan State University Foundation has been approved to be the administrator of Pre-Seed Fund III granted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). MSU Foundation will administer $3 million in Pre-Seed III funds to better support entrepreneurs and technology startups across Michigan. Approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund on April 14th, the MSU Foundation and… read more

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,… read more

Michigan Department of Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance

Small businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have additional time to make their sales, use and withholding tax monthly payment, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Effective immediately, small businesses scheduled to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March 20 can postpone filing and… read more

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest Partner to Present 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase – Online

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest Partner to Present 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase – Online In light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium has partnered with InvestMidwest to present a joint online company showcase titled the 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase! This online format will still showcase Midwest companies seeking… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more

Michigan Students and Startups Stoke Investors’ Interest At Annual Venture Capital Pitch Competition

Students from three universities teamed up with Michigan-based startups to stoke venture capitalists’ interest in taking stakes in new ventures with promising technological and life-science innovations during the 2019 Financing Technology Commercialization Pitch Competition. The event took place at Michigan Ross on Dec. 11. A record 100 students, divided into 20 teams, presented high-level investment… read more

10 Michigan Startups that are Hiring Now

Ryan Landau of re:purpose has made it his mission to empower people to find the jobs they love based on a company’s culture and values. He circled back with us recently to provide an update on startups that are hiring in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Royal Oak as a follow up to his blog post last… read more

Meet Your Match at the North American International Auto Show!

In anticipation of the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), The State of Michigan’s PlanetM program and NAIAS are proud to announce the new platform of matchmaking to take place at the show for startup companies looking to meet and connect with corporate OEM, tier ones, and venture capital firms. The deadline to submit… read more

New MEDC CEO, Jeff Mason Talks Attracting Talent to Michigan

In July, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Jeff Mason as CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michigan Venture Capital Association had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Mason about how his experience with the University Research Corridor will help him in his new role, his plans for attracting and supporting entrepreneurship in the… read more