State Awards Pre-Seed Fund III to Michigan State University Foundation

Michigan State University Foundation has been approved to be the administrator of Pre-Seed Fund III granted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). MSU Foundation will administer $3 million in Pre-Seed III funds to better support entrepreneurs and technology startups across Michigan. Approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund on April 14th, the MSU Foundation and… read more

Paycheck Protection Program in Michigan

Small Business Assoc of Michigan (SBAM) is working to create a coalition of small businesses to help them maximize the benefits/opportunities under the Paycheck Protection Program. CLICK HERE to read more about the program. The goal is to get as many companies committed to sign up because: Once the website goes live SBAM want to… read more

2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report released

Check out the release of 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report developed by EntryPoint. Detroit has proven itself to be a powerful force in tech development and innovation. The City of Detroit is uniquely positioned to be a center of development and success. This report showcases the remarkable achievements made by the individuals and organizations that… read more

New MEDC Resources for Small Businesses

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board approved $20 million in aid aimed at helping businesses affected by the closures ordered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a special virtual meeting today. Of the $20 million, $10 million is in loans and $10 million is in grants to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,… read more

Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund

Coordinated by TechTown Detroit, the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund will provide direct financial assistance to small businesses to help them through this period of decreased sales and activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To donate, click here.

Michigan Department of Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance

Small businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have additional time to make their sales, use and withholding tax monthly payment, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Effective immediately, small businesses scheduled to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March 20 can postpone filing and… read more

COVID-19 Resources for MVCA Members

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation and its impact on the State of Michigan. We are taking precautionary measures as it relates to our upcoming events for the next few months. As you know this situation is changing rapidly on a daily basis. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and angel organizations… read more

Company Registration Deadline is August 16th for the 10th Annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition!

by Martin Dober, Senior Vice President, Invest Detroit This year, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) is celebrating 10 years of innovation in Michigan! The competition is on November 13 at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. To qualify, we are looking for companies that have: A strong proof of concept Raised less than $3… read more

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Highlights the Growth of Detroit’s Startup Community

By Emily Heintz, Managing Director, EntryPoint After five amazing years at the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), I’m so pleased EntryPoint is able to strategically collaborate on initiatives with MVCA, such as the MVCA Research Report and the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, that continue to be significant highlights in the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem. Recently, EntryPoint… read more