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October 12 New VP of Product Lucian Taylor predicts big things for Varsity News Network

Lucian Taylor, new VP of Product at Grand Rapids’ Varsity News Network (VNN), admits his long-time passion for fiction writing seems unlikely for a high-tech software guy. But he insists it’s a skill that actually lends itself well to his day job. Indeed, telling the story of VNN’s chief offering—a nation-leading digital communication platform for high […]


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September 08 From Startup to Public Company: ProNAi Therapeutics is a Michigan Success Story

The road from company formation to successful exit is a tenuous one, even when the startup is well-capitalized and quickly finds a profitable niche in the marketplace. For a biotech company developing drug therapies, their survival to test the drug safety and efficacy for many years, sometimes a decade or more, is highly dependent on […]


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May 14 Building your team: It is more like dating than you think!

Recruiting and hiring the right talent is a key challenge for companies growing quickly. Fortunately, resources abound for MVCA members and their portfolio companies, including the MVCA Executive Attraction Program, which is designed to increase the number of venture-backed executives in Michigan. It provides assistance with recruiting and first-year salary expenses associated with hiring all […]


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October 29 MVCA Executive Attraction Program helps lure tech start-up vet back from coasts

After years on the tech scenes in San Francisco and New York, and with serious start-up and customer acquisition successes to his credit, Shelby Twp. native Shane Bliemaster watched Southeast Michigan’s tech industry growth with more than just passing interest.  And, in return, the burgeoning tech start-up scene wouldn’t stop trying to connect Bliemaster to the right […]


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April 23 Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.


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April 23 Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.


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