We Are Michigan Founders Fund

A founder-led network of high-growth entrepreneurs committed to fellowship, cultural intention and funding solutions that uplift the communities across the state where we live and operate.

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“Founders are driven to create the future, often in spite of anyone’s better judgment. It can be hard for such folks to relax – but coming together at the retreat, we can recharge off each other’s energy, inspiration, and care for one another. No founder in Michigan has to go it alone. You belong here, and you belong with us!”

– Dug Song

Meet Our Members

Our Mission

Grow the presence of diverse-led and successful high-growth ventures and advance civic leadership in the state of Michigan.

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Founders for Founders

A network of startup founders and VCs who help one another in the growth of their companies through exchange and shared experiences.

Founders for Community

Growing a supportive network of purpose-driven founders and startups that make the pledge to give where they live and are active in communities across Michigan.

Why Join Michigan Founders Fund

75%

of Millennial’s would take a pay cut for a socially responsible company

GROW YOUR NETWORK

Connect with members and founder peers to increase your network and expand your possible opportunities

87%

of consumers believe corporations should place equal weight on business & community support

ATTRACT & RETAIN TALENT

60% of Millennial’s say a sense of purpose is a key reason they choose to work for and stay with a company

230%

Companies that integrate CSR into their business have 2.3x employee retention

INCREASE TEAM PRODUCTIVITY & LOYALTY

A well-designed CSR program can increase employee engagement up to 7.5% and increase employee productivity by 13%

57%

Employees who are more engaged put in 57% more effort on the job

INCREASE REVENUE AND CUSTOMER APPEAL

59% of Americans are more likely to buy a product associated with a corporate non-profit partnership

Hear from Some of Our Founders

Why I joined: Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. MFF provides such a wonderful community to feel supported through the ups and downs.

Marianna Kerppola
FOUNDER/CEO
Poisera

Why I joined: Growth. MFF provides an environment to learn from each other and to reflect on responsibilities we have in our community.

Guy Suter
FOUNDER/CEO
AMPLL

Why I joined: I wanted to find more ways of giving back and helping those in Detroit, especially minorities who want to go into entrepreneurship.

Ashley M. Williams
FOUNDER/CEO
RIZZARR

From companies launched since 2010, there are over 650 active, venture-backed startups

2020, over 60 startups were launched

Fastest growing state for VC investment

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