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

Intel Capital to Headline 37th Annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Top industry speakers and entrepreneurs are scheduled to host Michigan Growth Capital Symposium on May 15-16, including Jim Adox of Venture Investors, Jonathan Murray of Draper Triangle, Tim Peterson of Arboretum Ventures, Kelly Sexton of University of Michigan – Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, Michael Psarouthakis of University of Michigan – Tech Transfer Venture Center,… read more

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Legislative Alert: 2018 Michigan Venture Capital and Angel Investment Week Resolution

This morning, Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall introduced the resolution for the state’s third Michigan Venture Capital and Angel Investment Week from April 22 – April 28, 2018. State Representative Adam Zemke will introduce the resolution in the House. Brosnan was invited by Senator Kowall to be present at the Senate Chambers and by Representative… read more

2018 MVCA Research Report Highlights Economic Impact of Investment Activity in Michigan

View the NEW 2018 MVCA Research Report Here! Association Appoints Healthcare Industry Veteran as New Chairman of its Board of Directors Ann Arbor, MI – April 18, 2018 – 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,… read more

MVCA 12 at 12: Entrepreneurs & Investors Share How Michigan Can Improve its Seed Investment Process

By Patti Glaza, Managing Director & SVP of Invest Detroit Ventures An ongoing discussion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community is the increasing need for capital to fund entrepreneurs. As noted in the 2017 MVCA Research Report, an estimated $504 million of additional venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 141 startup… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Nic Wetzler, Augment Ventures

Nic Wetzler has been a long-standing member of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community with previous leadership roles at Detroit Materials and Wayne State University. Now as a Venture Fellow, Wetzler will be in charge of deal sourcing and due diligence at Augment Ventures. The Venture Fellows Program, supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is… read more

Diversity & Inclusion in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial & Investment Community

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a light on diversity and inclusion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. This past month, MVCA participated in educational conferences on diversity and inclusion hosted by The Aspen Institute and Inforum Michigan that discussed how the entrepreneurial and investment community can better serve underrepresented groups. Additionally,… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Jeremy Werner, Beringea

Jeremy Werner is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and growing companies, which led to his career in venture capital. As a new MVCA Venture Fellow, Werner shares why he’s excited to be back in Michigan working at venture firm, Beringea. The Venture Fellows Program, supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is designed to increase the number… read more