Michigan Venture Capital Association Releases Newly Updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

MVCA is excited to announce the release of the newly updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial and 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… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Nominees

Governor Rick Snyder to Kick Off Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward at Awards Ceremony Recognizing Innovators in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial & Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, will host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards… read more

MVCAcademy Recap: Michigan’s VC Community Gathers for Education & Mentoring

MVCAcademy is back in session! Last month, MVCA Venture Fellows hit the books for a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering working with portfolio companies, fundraising, and strategies for creating a more inclusive investment community. This program is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota, RPM Ventures

At RPM Ventures, MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota has a front-row seat to the innovation happening across various sectors, including B2B enterprise solutions, marketplaces, and mobility. As his fellowship comes to an end, we asked him to share with us what he’s learned about venture capital, companies he’s taking note of, and what’s next for him,… read more

2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Recap

By MVCA Executive Director, Maureen Miller Brosnan Core to MVCA’s mission is serving as the statewide voice for Michigan’s growing entrepreneurial and investment community. To advance this objective, MVCA communicates with legislators, the media, and the general public to promote entrepreneurial investment opportunities, challenges, and successes in Michigan. Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Mackinac Policy… read more

Meet the MVCA Staff: Alhan Kandrikar

MVCA interns have a great opportunity to network with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community as well as work on one of our most significant resources – The Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide! This year, we’re excited to have Alhan Kandrikar, an entrepreneur and student at the University of Michigan, join our team as our 2018 summer… read more

MVCA 12 at 12: Finding a Pathway to Success for University Spin-Out Companies

By Dr. Tom Shehab, Managing Director at Arboretum Ventures Michigan is producing a significant number of high-tech, high-growth companies due to the state’s nationally-renowned universities and research institutions. In fact, we are a “Top 10 State” in terms of research spending, science and engineering doctorates, and invention patents. This combination of research, talent and ideas… read more

Highlights from the 2018 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS)

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) – now known as the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium – is one of the most celebrated events of the year. The event brings together venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and executives from tech transfer offices for two-days of networking, panels and company pitches, showcasing the exciting innovation that’s happening in Michigan. This year,… read more

Come Work at MVCA! We’re Hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Opening: Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) Location: Ann Arbor, MI We seek a highly-organized, self-directed, and detail-oriented marketing & communications manager to work with the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including investors, entrepreneurs, public officials, media and others… read more

Research Series Post: How Confident are you in the Flow of Investment and Talent Pool in Michigan?

Each year, MVCA takes a deeper dive looking at the findings from the MVCA Annual Research Report, a study that provides an in-depth analysis of investment activity occurring in the state, through a series of research posts. The data in the report shows that while Michigan is growing many of the fundamental elements needed for… read more