WMU Business Connection

University Partner

WMU Business Connection

WMU’s Business Connection is an office of Western Michigan University dedicated to strategically matching Western’s resources to the needs of the local business community. By working together with the numerous resources available on campus, the office serves as a “one-stop-shop” for companies that want to engage with the University.



  • Lisa Garcia
    Director, WMU Business Connection

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Mezzanine
  • Public
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Media

Types of Programs Offered

  • Business Acceleration
  • Capital
  • Talent Attraction/Retention
  • Talent Development

The most timely & relevant email you will get about Michigan’s investment & entrepreneurial ecosystem.

From public policy to the new ideas and breakthrough investment opportunities, MVCA will keep your finger on the pulse of must know information in the industry.


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