Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, will host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner with Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Eastern Market in Detroit.
The 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner attracts nearly 300 attendees from across the country to celebrate the companies, talent, and capital emerging from the region. This year, Governor Rick Snyder will co-host the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner to kick off a multi-day networking event called Start MI UP: Michigan Ventures Forward presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Designed to showcase the state’s growing investment opportunities in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Start MI Up is being held in conjunction with the MVCA Annual Awards Dinner and Renaissance Venture Capital Fund’s UnDemo Day.
The awards ceremony recognizes individuals, companies, and organizations who have powered the growth of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. MVCA members will vote to select the winners for the Exit of the Year, Community Impact Award and Up-and-Coming Company of the Year categories. The Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors an individual who has helped build the foundation of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, will be selected by the MVCA Board of Directors. All awardees will be announced live at the dinner.