Michigan Venture Capital Association Launches Search for New Executive Director
After four years, Maureen Miller Brosnan, executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), will be leaving the organization to pursue other advancement opportunities. “Maureen is an energetic leader with a distinguished track record of achievement in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. She has worked collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders to grow… read more
MVCA Outreach Trip: Michigan & Ohio Rivalries Disappear When Discussing Innovative Ideas to Grow Our Region’s Economy
By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA The Ohio venture capital community has seen continued growth since our last extended visit, so MVCA was eager to get back to connect with our members and out-of-state partners! Between meetings with some of Ohio’s leading venture firms and an evening spent at the VentureDinner, I found a… read more
Come work at MVCA! Grant Manager position available (contract)
MVCA is looking for a contract grants manager! Job Opening: Grants Manager (contract position) Michigan Venture Capital Association Ann Arbor, MI We seek a self-directed and detail-oriented grants manager to work with MVCA to identify and complete grant applications for a contracted period. This position is part-time, contract position. Current university students will be considered…. read more
MVCA Members Join the Judging Panel at AMIC
Michigan Venture Capital Association members are lending their expertise to the judging panels at the 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) on November 3. AMIC, one of the Presenting Sponsors at the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, is Michigan’s premier business plan competition and highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next… read more
David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!
Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors. The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more
Millendo Therapeutics, Capital Event of the Year!
Finding drugs to improve the quality of life for patients with endocrine diseases with few or no treatment options, can be a noble but resource-intensive task. For Ann Arbor-based Millendo Therapeutics, a $62 million Series B financing announced in January 2016 moved the biotechnology company a little closer to that goal and earned it the… read more
“Molly” Your Calendars!
Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016! MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community. We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more
MVCA’s 2016 Landscape Guide Profiles Entrepreneurial and Investment Community in Michigan
MVCA tools are most current and complete resources available. ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 31, 2016)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is launching its 2016 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The guide is the state’s most comprehensive tool for navigating the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community. Useful to both in-state and out-of-state investors who are active… read more
Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Dan Ratliff
As a newcomer to the venture industry, Dan Ratliff didn’t know what to expect when he joined Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners as an MVCA Venture Fellow two years ago. But as he ends his Fellowship period and remains with the firm, he can more fully appreciate the unique collaborative nature of the Michigan venture community and envision his… read more