Mercury is an early-stage venture capital firm. Mercury focuses on entrepreneurs and technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. Its investment themes target SaaS, Cloud, and Data Science/AI platforms. Over a decade ago, Mercury recognized the rise of entrepreneurs and innovation in the underinvested Midcontinent. The firm’s venture investment strategy leverages its unparalleled network of […]
eLab Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in businesses where AI is the difference in creating market disruption. We believe that talent is broadly distributed although opportunity is not. We strive to work with and support founders from all backgrounds who are building the most impactful technology businesses in the world.
The MSU Innovation Center is the hub for University/Corporate partnerships at Michigan State University. We bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace by leveraging MSU’s intellectual property through corporate-sponsored research, licensing MSU technologies for commercial use at existing companies, and starting new companies based on the innovations that occur across MSU’s campus every day. In addition, […]
Chiros Management will be investing in emerging businesses within the construction industry. The fund will comprise real estate and a macro fund based on international security events.
Innovation Partnerships, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research, serves as the primary gateway for researchers seeking to increase the impact of their work. We provide this service to U-M faculty by connecting with the private sector through corporate-sponsored research collaborations, licensing discussions, or connections with entrepreneurs and investors to support […]
The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute stimulates the creation of new business ventures, serves as a resource for business innovation research activities and promotes experiential opportunities for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital media, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, talent enhancement, and urban and […]
MTEC is a Michigan SmartZone supporting the commercialization of technology companies emerging from Michigan Technological University and the Houghton/Hancock area to build a prosperous regional economy.
Serving West Michigan since 1985, The Right Place, Inc. is a regional economic development organization funded through investments from the private and public sectors. The Right Place drives regional economic development initiatives to stimulate economic growth, wealth creation, and operational excellence by focusing on productivity, innovation, and the retention, expansion, and creation of quality employment […]
GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors, strategically invests in startups that share GM’s vision of a world with zero emissions, zero crashes, and zero congestion. The firm connects growth-stage companies that have breakthrough technology to GM’s extensive network of iconic brands, talent, and manufacturing expertise to accelerate and commercialize innovations for global […]