Michigan Startup Funding

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Abjohn Ventures

www.apjohnventures.com/contact.html

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Venture Capital

Apjohn Ventures welcomes you to contact us to learn more about our fund. If you are a life sciences entrepreneur, please submit your executive summary electronically to mina@apjohnventures.com.

Accelerate Michigan

acceleratemichigan.org

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Grants / Awards

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is open to any early stage business — from anywhere in the world. We’re looking for companies that have a strong technology or concept and serious growth potential. If you think that $500,000 would give your company the boost to move it to the next level – please apply to compete.

Amherst Fund

www.amherstfund.com

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Venture Capital

With any investment we make, the Amherst Fund team seeks to contribute more to the operating company than just financial capital. We invest only when we can partner with a management team to purposefully set and diligently execute a strategy that makes the most of market trends – for the good of the company and all its stakeholders.

Ann Arbor Angels

www.annarborangels.org

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Angel

The Ann Arbor Angels is a membership organization of Angel investors that invest in early-stage innovation based companies, with a primary focus in Southeast Michigan

Arbor Partners

www.arborpartners.com

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Venture Capital

Arbor Partners provides access to long-term capital, experienced support and an extensive network of strategic contacts to entrepreneurs who share our commitment to build tomorrow’s great technology companies.

Aria Ventures

www.ariaventures.com

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Venture Capital

Aria Ventures provides critical early stage development services in a unique model that is completely performance-driven.

Augment Ventures

www.augmentventures.com

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Venture Capital

Augment invests in passionate teams that are working on products and solutions to solve real problems. We work alongside entrepreneurs to recruit first customers, build national and international alliances and hire talent to strengthen operational and leadership teams.

Automation Alley

www.automationalley.com

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Alternative

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Loans

We match technology-driven startup companies across Southeast Michigan with resources, support and investment dollars, helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas into commercialized, marketable technologies and services.

Baird Capital

www.bairdcapital.com

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Venture Capital

Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team partners with entrepreneurs to build innovative, high-growth companies within the Technology & Services and Healthcare sectors.

Belle Michigan

www.michbelles.com

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Venture Capital

The BELLE Michigan Fund, LP is an early stage investment fund building great companies in Michigan, the Midwest, and other regions. We provide a premier source of human and financial capital to women-led companies. We look for capital-efficient enterprises with a unique product or service that fill an urgent market need.

Beringa

www.beringea.co

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Venture Capital

Beringea is a private equity firm with more than 25 years of investing experience in a range of sectors.

BioStar Ventures

www.biostarventures.com

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Venture Capital

BioStar Ventures is a strategic venture capital partnership focused on accelerating value creation for medical device and connected health technologies in cardiovascular and orthopaedic medicine.

Bridge Street Capital

www.bridgestreetcapital.com

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Venture Capital

Bridge Street Capital is connecting profitable growth companies to the private equity capital we manage.

Capital Community Angel Investors

ccangels.org

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Angel

Capital Community Angel Investors is a small group of Greater Lansing angel investors who help entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with early-stage capital. Our members invest their dollars and experiences into Michigan-based startup and early-stage companies.

Detroit Venture Partners

www.detroitventurepartners.com

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Venture Capital

DVP backs seed and early stage startup teams with the grit, creativity, and passion to tackle and mold opportunity. We look for founders who are creative, disciplined, and trustworthy. We are passionate entrepreneurs who know how to build successful companies from the ground up.

Dow Chemical Venture Fund

www.dow.com/venture

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Venture Capital

Dow Venture Capital — an investment arm of The Dow Chemical Company — is focused on pursuing strategic investments that enable and accelerate Dow’s business growth while adding value to our portfolio companies.  

Draper Triangle

drapertriangle.com

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Venture Capital

Draper Triangle was formed in the crucible of Pittsburgh’s reinvention from Steel City to leading center of technology. We have expanded across the Midwest and financed some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs and successful technology companies as modern entrepreneurship has spread throughout the region.

Endless Crowds

www.endlesscrowds.com

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Alternative

Raise money for projects created by or to benefit Active/Veteran Military, First Responders & their families

Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan Competition

www.walshcollege.edu/EYOU

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Grants / Awards

$50,000 in cash given to female entrepreneurs.

Envy Capital

www.envycapital.com

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Venture Capital

Envy Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build remarkable companies. We are not afraid of investing in pre-revenue companies – and often provide a company’s first outside capital. As entrepreneurs, we understand the challenges of launching a new enterprise. We look to take an active role in most of the companies we invest in. We believe our insight and expertise are far more valuable than our capital — and we look for entrepreneurs who feel the same.

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