Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

November 4 Awards Dinner Features NVCA's President

Please join us at the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. Bobby Franklin, who recently was named president and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, will be our keynote speaker.

Chris Rizik's Guest Commentary in Bridge Michigan

The growth of venture capital in Michigan is written about by Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

Michigan Venture Capital on 'Michigan Matters'

Chris Rizik, CEO of Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Hyaat Chaudhary, CEO of Outdoor Hub were interviewed on Michigan Matters this past Sunday. Watch them talk about the increase in venture capital funding in Michigan, sustained by the talent and technology. Watch the Michigan Matters interview.

Study of Michigan's Capital Markets RFI Deadline April 15

MEDC is preparing to release a RFP for a study covering the entire capital continuum in Michigan. The study will be designed to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the capital markets in Michigan.

A Crash Course in VC | Sam Hogg, Open Prairie Ventures

Michigan was extremely well represented at the 38th annual Venture Capital Institute in Atlanta. VCI has served over the years as the de facto starting point for VC’s young and old who want to very quickly broaden their network and hone their skills in our trade.

Be Part of a Special Crain's Supplement in 2013

The growth of venture capital and private equity firms in the state, the financial interest from outside the state and the successful funds being raised are all part of the story Crain’s and MiBiz want to tell in 2013.

Renaissance VC's Second Fund Has First Close At $60M

Member Renaissance Venture Capital Fund had its first close on its second fund.

[From WXYZ.com]: "$25 million to support Michigan entrepreneurs"

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/$25-million-to-support-michigan-entrepreneurs LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Wednesday that $25 million will be awarded to several organizations. The state will give the money to eight organizations that will support entrepreneurs. The money will not only help the launch of new businesses throughout the state, but it will also continue to… read more