WMed Innovation Center and MVCA partner to offer a series of educational seminars in 2021.
The Western Michigan University WMed Innovation Center and Michigan Venture Capital Association are partnering to offer a series of educational seminars in 2021. Turn the Tables is a virtual one-hour reverse pitch series that will take place 3X this year. The purpose of the event series is to educate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem service providers… read more
Tamarind Hill fund announces Updox was acquired by EverCommerce
Exciting news from MVCA member, Tamarind Hill about the announcement of one of their portfolio companies, Updox recent acquisition. EverCommerce, a leading service commerce platform, completed the acquisition of Updox, a complete healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, Updox serves more than 560,000 users across healthcare practices, health systems… read more
Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Detroit, MI (September 18, 2020) – Super Lawyers named 11 Kerr Russell members to the list of 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers and included four Kerr Russell attorneys on the list of 2020 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven,… read more
MSU Foundation and MEDC announce Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III
As the newly named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III (MPSF III) by the Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) announced Michigan Rise. MSU Foundation was awarded the MPSF III on April 14, 2020 and will work closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative to support… read more
City of Novi Produces “Now You Novi” Podcast series
Submitted by Victor Cardenas, Assistant City Manager, City of Novi. The City of Novi is a new 2020 MVCA member – welcome! We are going to do our very best to give “The Joe Rogan Experience” a run for its money with the City of Novi’s new podcast “Now You Novi.” Co-hosts City of Novi’s… read more
Accelerating the Success of U-M Startup Companies
By Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Research – Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships The University of Michigan’s research enterprise is an engine for creativity, discovery and innovation. U-M researchers have invented amazing technologies — new therapeutics that improve the lives of people around the world, the Intralase Lasik eye procedure that has given the… read more
Bank of Ann Arbor & FNBH Terminate Merger Agreement
Arbor Bancorp, Inc. (Bank of Ann Arbor) is announcing that Arbor Bancorp. Inc. and FNBH Bancorp, Inc. (First National Bank in Howell) have mutually agreed to terminate their Agreement and Plan of Merger, previously announced on February 3, 2020. Deal Termination 6.25.20
Assistance for communities, small businesses, early stage tech companies impacted by COVID-19
New economic assistance for small businesses, early stage tech companies and communities around Michigan negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Click here to read more.
Beringea holds startup business plan competition for Michigan high school students
Amid statewide school closures in Michigan, one local venture capital firm is offering $3,500 in prize money for high school students who create a winning business plan as an enrichment activity. Click here for more information.
Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund
Coordinated by TechTown Detroit, the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund will provide direct financial assistance to small businesses to help them through this period of decreased sales and activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To donate, click here.