MVCA Programs

The MVCA was awarded a grant by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to implement Venture Upstart.
These are programs aimed at meeting the MVCA's mission to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan. The Venture Upstart suite of activities consists of programs that assist venture capitalists, portfolio companies and angel groups.

  • Executive Attraction Program is designed to increase the number of venture-backed executives and the number of successful venture-backed companies in Michigan.
  • Venture Fellows Program is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early stage companies.
  • Angel Programs supports established angel groups in the state to attract more members and enhance deal flow.

For more information about MVCA Venture Upstart talent and capital award programs, please contact Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA at