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August 19 Michigan receives first round of State Small Business Credit Initiative funding to support small businesses, high-tech startups throughout the state

Michigan receives first round of State Small Business Credit Initiative funding to support small businesses, high-tech startups throughout the state Kathleen Achtenberg Thursday, August 18, 2022 LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that Michigan is deploying the first round of State Small Business Credit Initiative […]


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July 28 2022 MVCA Research Report Reinforces Michigan is not a flyover state for venture capital activity

2022 MVCA Research Report Reinforces Michigan is not a flyover state for venture capital activity  Record-breaking funding of start-ups in 2021 cements Michigan’s role as the nation’s Middle Coast of venture capital.  NOVI, Mich. – July 28, 2022 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for more capital and talent for […]


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February 22 GM Ventures Becomes Premier Sponsor of Michigan Venture Capital Association’s 20th Anniversary

GM Ventures Becomes Premier Sponsor of Michigan Venture Capital Association’s 20th Anniversary MVCA kicks off its 20th year with new events and initiatives culminating in a celebration on September 29th, 2022  Novi, Mich. – February 22, 2022 – GM Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm of General Motors has agreed to be the premier sponsor of the […]


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January 31 NextCycle Michigan Showcase & Pitch Competition 

NextCycle Michigan Showcase & Pitch Competition  March 3, 2022 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Palmer House, Ann Arbor, Michigan The first ever NextCycle Michigan Pitch Event is planned to be held in-person on March 3rd in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NextCycle Teams will be presenting their innovative ideas focused on technology and organics to advance […]


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January 31 Bank of Ann Arbor Announces Asset Based Lending Group

Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 31, 2022 – Bank of Ann Arbor announces a new Asset Based Lending Group, stationed in its new branch office at 260 East Brown Street, Birmingham, Michigan. As reported last week, this new branch location housing retail banking, commercial lending, and asset based lending was acquired from Nicolet National Bank […]


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January 25 Renaissance Venture Capital – DE&I UnDemo Day Event on April 27th

Renaissance Venture Capital DEI UnDemo Day® will bring together some of the region’s top early-stage companies and technologies for a virtual event with venture capital investors from around the country. This is the first UnDemo Day® designed exclusively to attract national venture capital to diverse founders. The virtual event will highlight companies from the Midwest […]


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January 25 Bank of Ann Arbor Completes Purchase of Additional Branch Office in Birmingham

Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 24, 2022 – Bank of Ann Arbor today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Nicolet National Bank’s branch office at 260 East Brown Street, Birmingham, Michigan, purchasing approximately $186 million in loans and assuming approximately $55 million in deposits pursuant to a Purchase and Assumption Agreement previously made […]


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January 18 MVCA is Hiring! Marketing & Programs Manager Position

Marketing & Programs Manager Position Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is seeking an enthusiastic and self-directed individual for a full-time position who has experience in two areas: Marketing – messaging, content development, communications, public relations/social media Program Development/Management – planning and executing programs that assist in attracting and retaining talent for the Michigan venture capital […]


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December 16 Venture Investors Health Fund announces that Shelly Lanning has joined the firm as a Venture Partner

Venture Investors Health Fund, a leading early-stage health care investment firm, announced that Shelly Lanning has joined the investment team as a Venture Partner. See her bio here: Shelly Lanning – Venture Investors Shelly brings over 25 years of investing and operating experience, primarily within the healthcare, medical devices, and health & wellness industries.  She […]


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