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Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Ashwin Puri, ID Ventures

New to Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, MVCA Venture Fellow Ashwin Puri is excited to learn as much as he can in his new role as an analyst for ID Ventures. Puri graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts in government where he focused on public policy in economic development and international relations. The Venture… read more

Beringea Promotes Former and Current MVCA Venture Fellows!

This week, MVCA member Beringea announced the promotions of Jeremy Werner, William Blake III and John Bonhard! All are part of the venture capital firm’s Michigan-based investment team and are, currently or formerly, a part of the MVCA Venture Fellows Program. Supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the MVCA Venture Fellows Program helps increase the amount of venture… read more

MSU Entrepreneurship Named a Top National Program!

The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation! In addition to appearing on The Princeton Review’s 13th annual ranking, Entrepreneur magazine featured the top-ranked programs in an exclusive feature. The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in… read more

Student Teams Tee Up Investor Pitches for Dec. 12 Financing Research Commercialization Competition!

University of Michigan students are teeing up their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Financing Research Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 12! This year, 14 highly competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Research Commercialization practicum will go before a panel of 24 judges… read more

Five steps for pass-through firms amid tax reform

Although some pass-through firms are entitled to a 20% on qualified business income under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (TCJA), some of the work classifications of the firms are under interpretation. Are you an entrepreneur trying to figure out what your tax rate will be and how to properly handle your estimated quarterly payments?  2018… read more

2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), hosted the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner on October 2, 2018, at Eastern Market in Detroit as part of StartMIUp: Michigan Ventures Forward, a multi-day event hosted by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, (MEDC). Co-hosted by Governor Rick Snyder, the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner attracted more than 400 investors, economic developers, entrepreneurs, and community… read more

Profits interests and tax reform: Three things you should know

Are you thinking about the effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have on profits interests?  2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran offers three points to keep you in the know of the tax reform. Summary of the article by Stephen Eckert and David Howell for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in the Plante Moran guest… read more

Come Work at MVCA! We’re Hiring an Executive Director!

Job Opening: Executive Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Ann Arbor, MI The Executive Director will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, others in the technology community, and public officials to advance entrepreneurship and access to venture capital, while playing a major role in shaping and articulating the vision… read more

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

Changing Your Business to C Corp Status Could Save You Money, but is it Right For You?

Although you can save money by becoming a C Corporation, is it the right move for your company? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran helps you weigh your options. Summary of the article by Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. As mentioned in Plante Moran’s guest articles on Tax Reform and 3 Things You Should Know,… read more