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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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: 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

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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