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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

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

MVCA Provides Support to Entrepreneurs During Pandemic

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for increases in the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, recognized the need to be proactive early on in helping the ecosystem work through the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. MVCA’s Board of Directors created a task force… read more

Two Award-Winning CIOs Share Their Plans And Strategies On Reopening At GDI Infotech’s Webinar Series “Thriving In A Post Pandemic World”

Two award-winning CIOs share their plans and strategies on Reopening at GDI Infotech’s Webinar Series “Thriving in a Post Pandemic World” ANN ARBOR, MI, (September 8, 2020) – GDI Infotech (GDI), a leading provider of Talent Matchmaking Solutions and Services is hosting “Thriving In A Post Pandemic World” a new webinar series that’s designed to… read more

Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Detroit, MI (August 20, 2020) – Sixteen Kerr Russell members were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Notably, eleven of the named attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than five years. Kerr Russell also had three attorneys recognized as 2021 Best… 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

So You Want to Fund Black Founders

(The following post is from one of MVCA’s new members in 2020, Kapor Capital.) Written by: Brian Dixon: @MrStartup / Kapor Capital: @kaporcapital I was one of the first Black investors to be promoted to Partner at a venture capital firm. At the time (2015), I was also one of the youngest, having just turned… 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