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Fund Facts: Steve Haakenson, BRCC
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 sit down with Steve Haakenson, executive director of the Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center (BRCC).
A Conversation with Quentin Messer, Jr.
Quentin Messer, Jr. joined the MEDC as Chief Executive Officer in July of 2021. We recently caught up with Quentin to get his initial impressions of Michigan’s business community, and how the MEDC can help build a “championship economy” for Michigan.
Building an Economy that Works for All Michiganders
As Michigan works to emerge from the global pandemic following 16 months of emergency relief, response and recovery efforts, we now find ourselves in a position where we can reflect on what we have learned and how, together, we can rebuild our economy to be even stronger than before.
A Conversation with Van Andel Global Trade Center on Empowering Michigan Businesses to Thrive Globally
The global ecosystem is constantly evolving, often propagating new hurdles for Michigan businesses looking to export their goods and services. Alyssa Tracey, director of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade program, and Sonja Johnson, executive director of the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University, came together to discuss resources to help businesses compete and thrive in today’s international markets. The duo also announced a unique opportunity to network at Van Andel’s 4th Annual Summer Summit.