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Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner The Awardees of the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are Arboretum Ventures, StockX, Orbion Space Technology, and Ferris Wheel Novi, Mich. – Nov. 12, 2019 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, hosted… read more

Meet Angela Heflin, Associate Director of MVCA

Angela Heflin is a champion of entrepreneurship, strategic development, and community growth. Spearheading development teams in the public and private sectors and across the country in both nonprofit and for profit arenas. Her background in the education and nonprofit sectors bring a commitment to the creation of lasting societal improvement and integrity in leadership to… read more

Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!!

Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at… read more

MVCA on The Lucy Ann Show for Renew Michigan segment

On September 17, 2019, MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian appeared in a segment on The Lucy Ann Show promoting the venture capital ecosystem in Michigan. Topouzian appeared with Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications, a marketing and PR/new media firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To hear the segment, follow this link: https://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/091619/renew.mp3 

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

MVCA office moves to Novi, Michigan

Beginning September 1, 2019 – MVCA will move to a new office located at 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite #203, Novi, Michigan. Our phone number will remain the same although there may be a slight delay as we port over the phone number to the new location.

Come work for MVCA! We are hiring an Associate Director!

Job Opening: Associate Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Novi, MI We seek a well-organized, self-directed, detail-oriented associate director with a track record of achievement to work with entrepreneurial leaders in the state of Michigan. The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, public officials and others in the… 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

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Kayla Kavanaugh of Grand Ventures

A summer internship in Detroit led Cincinnati-native Kayla Kavanaugh to Michigan, where she saw plenty of opportunities for a new college graduate to build a career in the venture capital industry. In this Q&A, Kavanaugh talks to us about her new life in Grand Rapids, her MVCA Fellow role at Grand Ventures and the communities… read more