Michigan Founders Fund eNews

Keep up to date on the latest Michigan Founders Fund news with our monthly emails! Each month features updates on startups, events, useful resources, noteworthy nonprofits, and Founder blogs. Click the “Download” button below to view the PDF versions of previous e-newsletters.

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October 2021 eNews

In this issue: October was quite a month for Michigan Tech Fundraises & Exits; How do you build resilient teams? By setting honest expectations; New InsurTech startup launches; UMich launches new ClimateTech venture fund; Come ride around in some autonomous vehicles at Perrone Robotics’ Open House; “Do You Even Need to Impress Investors…?” – panel discussion hosted by NEF


September 2021 eNews

In this issue: Building ClimateTech in Michigan Renaissance VC Fall 2021; Hotlist company submissions due next Monday; UnDemo Day happens Oct 13th; Nutshell CEO, Andy Fowler, makes the Michigan pledge; A2GO, May Mobility free autonomous shuttle to launch next month! DeepHow and Algo close significant funding rounds; Fall Mobility Show & Tell next week


August 2021 eNews

In this issue: Founders with companies based in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Detroit pledge to give back to Michigan! A2EF welcomes new Members: Invisible AI’s Prateek Sachdeva, Kai Cui of Unbuyist, and JustAir’s Darren Riley; Checkout the photos from our inaugural Founder’s Retreat that took place last week! Why he moved his startup from California to Michigan; Apply Now to pitch at SXSW 2022!


July 2021 eNews

In this issue: Actionable advice on learning from failure and starting over; Hiring? WomenHack brings opportunity to meet 80 talented females in tech; Funding for Cleantech startups! Voxel51 announces partnership with Google; Ann Arbor mobility startups making moves; Detroit startup wins $1 million from Pharrell Williams-backed initiative; Urban air quality mapping deploys in Grand Rapids


June 2021 eNews

In this issue: Back in-person, finally! A2EF Founder Breakfast: July 22; PassiveBolt joins 27 founders and tech leaders in pledging back to Michigan; How to communicate at the right frequency for investors; Conquer Accelerator announces its sixth startup cohort; LynxDx started as prostate cancer testing, but turned to COVID testing; Protecting the environment with the Legacy Land Conservancy; Grants & scholarships for Black female entrepreneurs


May 2021 eNews

In this issue: Are you focusing on the right problems as you build your startup; New UMich spinoff closes seed round; EMU Alum launches new mobility investment division; Apple is now accepting applications for its Developer Academy in Detroit; Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month events (did you know, Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in Michigan?); Arts & Culture at the Kerrytown Concert House


April 2021 eNews

In this issue: Advice for student founders; 2021 product launches from Nutshell and PassiveBolt; Venture For America Detroit Job Board Now Open! Spotlight: Interview with the only two tech companies in MI to achieve Certified B status; VCs talk fundraising and building startups in Michigan; Revisiting our A2EF Solidarity Statement & Founder Community Values


March 2021 eNews

In this issue: A2EF welcomes new members, realLINGUA and RIZZARR! Spring Hotlist + Funding: Connect with investors through Renaissance VC UnDemo Day; eLab’s Doug Neal on trends in AI and autonomy; Get some support and win some prizes for your startup pitch; Venture for America Detroit 2021 Job Board Opens in April; Check out the remaining events happening in celebration of Women’s History Month


February 2021 eNews

In this issue: How to build a strong advisory team and who to invite to your startup leadership table; Want to showcase your startup at this year’s SXSW Festival? New VC launches, committed to funding Midwest startups, includes Ted Serbinski as GP; Check out the remaining events happening in celebration of Black History Month; Venture Summit and TechStars accepting applications; A2EF + 734 Brewing team up for Tech Connections + Hops


January 2021 eNews

We’ve completed a full month post-2020, so first, lets celebrate that milestone! It’s all about the series of small wins in entrepreneurship. To kick-off A2EF eNews this year, we are introducing a new format and ongoing feature sections that you can expect to see in each newsletter. The following is a brief overview of each section – scroll down to read the features and check-out the links!


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