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
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
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
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%
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