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Monday, April 5, 2021
On this episode of Fund Facts—a video series focused on venture capitalists, angel investors and other funders critical to Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—we connect with Jeff Wesley, executive director of Michigan Rise.
In June 2020, Michigan State University Foundation announced it had been named administrator of the MEDC’s Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III, assisting entrepreneurs and startups in capturing critical early gap funding. Going beyond merely funding, Michigan Rise also works collaboratively with companies, coaching their teams and connecting them with key networks and players in Michigan.
In this video, Jeff sits down with the MEDC to discuss how Pre-Seed Fund III chooses startups to invest in and how to capture the attention of investors, among other key takeaways. Some of these include:
If you have a high-tech startup idea you’d like to explore further and don’t know where to start, contact the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative at 888-522-0103 or visit https://www.michiganbusiness.org/entrepreneurship.
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