2017 Community Impact Awardee
Meaningful, effective connections between research, talent, and capital, like the ones made at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, are critical to the growth of Michigan’s entrepreneurial economy. The Community Impact Award nominees are organizations that forge the connections necessary to build a community that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Michigan Growth Capital Symposium was presented with MVCA’s first Community Impact Award for connecting early-stage companies with venture capitalists and strategic investors from Michigan, the Midwest and across the USA. Most recently (2017), MGCS teamed with the Coulter Investment Forum to host 500 investors, entrepreneurs, university tech transfer offices and researchers from across the nation. The Symposium is the longest running university-linked “venture fair” and is the connection point in the Michigan entrepreneurial community for high-potential companies, c-suite level executives, and drivers of innovative research across a broad range of sectors.