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Meet Michigan’s Newest Venture Capital Company – Grand Ventures

GRAND RAPIDS - In Michigan Venture Capital has been on a slow and steady rise. Now, experienced investor Tim Streit of Huron River Ventures along with McKeel Hagerty an entrepreneur and investor, launched the newest VC firm Grand Ventures.  Previously Streit co-founded Huron River Ventures, which raised $16 million and invested in leading technology companies

By |2017-02-21T14:55:36+00:00February 21st, 2017|Entrepreneurs|

Desai Accelerator Names Next Round Of Startups, Names New Managing Director

ANN ARBOR - This week the Desai Accelerator announced its next round of startups and its new managing director, U-M alumna Angela Kujava, formerly the director of innovation for the global application development firm Logic Solutions. Angel has more than a decade of experience working with entrepreneurs, will build on the Desai program. The next five

By |2017-01-27T07:12:58+00:00January 27th, 2017|Entrepreneurs|

ACE Conference Back For Investors, Entrepreneurs

SOUTHFIELD - ACE, the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship, is back this year for another great day of networking and learning on January 26 at the Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel. ACE brings together some of the top entrepreneurs, investors, students and startups from across the Great Lakes Region to foster collaboration and growth. Past events have brought

By |2017-01-11T12:08:36+00:00January 11th, 2017|Entrepreneurs|

Applications Open For MSU’s Business Accelerator Program

DETROIT - Startups can now apply to Michigan State University’s summer business accelerator tailored for getting through the early stages of entrepreneurship. Last summer, Conquer Accelerator worked with six teams across its 10-week program. In For Summer 2017 a new cohort of five startup businesses will be accepted. The startups do not have to be student-run.

By |2016-11-23T07:28:52+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Entrepreneurs|

Accelerate Michigan Names 36 Finalists For $1 Million Tech Start-Up Competition

DETROIT - Accelerate Michigan is back next month and one lucky startup will have the chance to win the state’s largest cash prize, $500,000, to fuel its growth. The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition announced 36 finalists who will be competing for the first place prize, and runner up cash prizes. Nearly 200 companies spanning nine high growth

By |2016-10-19T08:45:27+00:00October 19th, 2016|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Detroit Financial Tech Media Site Benzinga Raises $3 Million In VC Round

DETROIT - Benzinga, a financial tech media site, has raised $3 Million, including an investment from entrepreneur Dan Gilbert and WorldQuant Ventures. The investment will fuel an expansion of Benzinga’s original market-moving content and data service infrastructure, allowing Benzinga to better serve its rapidly increasing demand from traders and investors. “We’re very excited to announce our investment in Benzinga,”

By |2016-10-06T08:18:53+00:00October 6th, 2016|Entrepreneurs|

Techstars Mobility Hosting Demo Day Sept. 8 – Dozen Startups Pitching To Public

DETROIT - Techstars Mobility is graduating its second class in Detroit September 8. Last year’s demo day broke a record for the largest demo day in the Techstars family. Michipreneur hope to see the same great turnout this year at demo day again. Below are the companies who will be presenting and more details on

By |2016-09-06T22:11:10+00:00September 6th, 2016|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Conference For Inventors Comes Back Sept. 7

DETROIT - The Michigan Inventors Coalition is bringing back their 4th Annual Expo and Conference on Wednesday, September 7th. Each year the conference attracts inventors of all types, including makers and tech entrepreneurs, to learn how to refine and protect their inventions. There’s also a fun expo so you can show off your innovative products. Space

By |2016-08-24T08:52:10+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Entrepreneurs|

Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Heads To Flint

FLINT - The Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative, founded by entrepreneur David Tarver, is back this year and heading in October to Flint, Michigan. Flint is David Tarver’s hometown. He grew up in the city, studied engineering at the University of Michigan, and then went on to have a very successful entrepreneurial career himself. But Flint is more than his

By |2016-08-02T10:47:39+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Entrepreneurs|