Angel Investing in Michigan

Angel investing is becoming a topic of discussion around the state.  Angels and entrepreneurs are the job creators in our country.  The entrepreneur brings the ideas, technology, and business opportunity while the angels provide the capital and management experience and strategic thinking that help startups grow and prosper.  Startups create more net new jobs than any other sector of the economy over time.  Angels move our overall economy forward... [Read More...]

Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Invests $585,000 in Three Start-Ups

Three Michigan companies recently received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, totaling $585,000.  To date, the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, a collaborative effort of Michigan’s SmartZones, has awarded 63 Michigan companies with seed funding totaling more than $14 million. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund companies have attracted more than $18 million in matching grant and equity funds.  In 2011, the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital... [Read More...]

SBIR Training

Having trouble raising money or finding investment?  If you are a start-up it is very hard to find capital today.  It’s not impossible and I know of companies  who have been able to close a small round of Angel investment recently, but it’s hard.  We are telling all entrepreneurs these days they need to plan on ‘boot strapping’ their growth for awhile longer.  Michigan has some great investment and incentive programs that... [Read More...]