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Michigan Venture Capital Association Hires Emily Heintz as New Associate Director

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The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) recently named Emily Heintz as its new associate director.  In this role, Heintz will work to actively create connections between venture capitalists and promote the state’s entrepreneurial and investment communities.


“Bringing Emily on board strengthens MVCA’s position in the state’s entrepreneurial eco-system,” said Carrie Jones, MVCA executive director.  “Emily brings valuable experience and connections to MVCA.  Her leadership and expertise will directly benefit MVCA’s members and support its mission to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.”


Heintz brings administrative, finance and economic development experience to the organization.  Prior to joining MVCA, she was with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), where she served as an equity capital markets associate.


During her tenure with MEDC, Heintz designed, implemented, and managed capital services programs, including direct investments made in venture capital firms around the state.  She also worked to build and maintain relationships with private equity groups, commercial banks, entrepreneurs, and business development support groups.


Heintz also previously worked for Ann Arbor SPARK, where she was an accounting manager.


Heintz earned her bachelor of arts degree and her masters of science degree in accounting from Michigan State University.