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August 11 16 High-Growth Startups Hiring in Detroit & Ann Arbor

Ryan Landau is a Detroit-raised, technology driven social entrepreneur. While traveling the world, he set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they love and Re:Purpose was born.  In this guest post, Ryan shares some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups that are hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor! Share on […]


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December 06 Michigan State University’s Conquer Accelerator Accepting Applications for Summer 2017 Cohort

 East Lansing, MICH — The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University is accepting applications for its Season Two Cohort, launching in summer 2017, now through February 3. Designed to help both startups and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals, and structured educational components. […]


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2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner
November 11 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

MVCA closed its year with their signature event, the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  Chief amongst those successes: more Michigan startups have received more venture backing than ever before.  In 2015, there were 74 companies that received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms, […]


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August 24 Plymouth Ventures Sells its Position in 365 Retail Markets

MVCA Member, Plymouth Ventures (“Plymouth”), announced yesterday, August 23, 2016, that it sold its position in 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology, to McCarthy Capital Fund VI (“McCarthy Capital”). McCarthy Capital manages more than $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio. Headquartered in Troy, MI with offices in Santa Clara, CA, […]


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August 08 Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Kathryn Gardner

MVCA Fellow Kathryn Gardner’s transition from investment banking to venture capital has been a smooth one, thanks in part of the experiences she’s had working at Michigan’s largest healthcare venture investor, Arboretum Ventures.  In the two years since Gardner joined the firm, the firm has raised $220 million to invest into healthcare companies in Michigan […]


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June 18 Michigan Venture Capital on 'Michigan Matters'

Chris Rizik, CEO of Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Hyaat Chaudhary, CEO of Outdoor Hub were interviewed on Michigan Matters this past Sunday. Watch them talk about the increase in venture capital funding in Michigan, sustained by the talent and technology. Watch the Michigan Matters interview.


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January 10 POLITICO: "Michgan hopes tech will help recovery"

Mich. hopes tech will help recovery By: Jennifer Martinez January 6, 2011 04:36 AM EST http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=580D7924-A87A-987A-F380BB469A0AEE3C Michigan is best known for making cars, but the state’s technology sector is gaining clout thanks, in part, to local and national politics. Michigan’s own Rep. Fred Upton has become one of the most powerful lawmakers on technology policy. […]


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January 10 POLITICO: “Michgan hopes tech will help recovery”

Mich. hopes tech will help recovery By: Jennifer Martinez January 6, 2011 04:36 AM EST http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=580D7924-A87A-987A-F380BB469A0AEE3C Michigan is best known for making cars, but the state’s technology sector is gaining clout thanks, in part, to local and national politics. Michigan’s own Rep. Fred Upton has become one of the most powerful lawmakers on technology policy. […]


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December 16 MEDC Releases Business Valuation Services RFI

“The MEDC is looking to receive information from companies that have expertise in early stage technology company valuation practices, along with valuation methods utilized, and pricing models for providing those services.”


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January 17 Michigan Accelerator Fund-I Invests $750,000 in Swift Biosciences

Michigan Accelerator Fund I (MAF-1) has made a $750,000 Series A-1 investment in Swift Biosciences, Inc., the seventh company it has funded.


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