We Are Michigan Founders Fund

A network of high-growth founders committed to fellowship, culture, and funding solutions that uplift communities across the state we live and operate.

Meet Our Members

Our Mission

We want to drive the growth of diverse, equitable, inclusive, successful startups and advance civic leadership in Michigan.

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Founders for Founders

Founders and VCs who help one another in the growth of their companies.

Founders for Community

Members that give where they live and are active in communities across Michigan.

Why Join Michigan Founders Fund

Early founders

  • Connect with founders across Michigan.
  • Learn from founders who have been there before.
  • Get connected to VCs and resources to scale faster.

Experienced founders

  • Share your experience to help early founders.
  • Gain access to advisory and board options.
  • Help grow Michigan’s startup ecosystem.

Venture capitalists

  • Transform carry into community prosperity.
  • Connect with founders growing great companies.
  • Help grow inclusive, equitable startups.

Hear from Some of Our Founders

Why I joined: The Michigan entrepreneurial and angel community has played an integral¬†role in Plinqit’s success. MFF is a way to give back to Michigan and support each other through the journey and specifically support women-led companies, which is important to me.

Kathleen Craig
FOUNDER/CEO
Plinqit

Why I joined: “A community of founders is like a growth hack whereby you leverage other founders’ lessons learned to scale up faster.”

Kabir Maiga
CO-FOUNDER/CEO
Passive Bolt

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

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