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Accelerating Entrepreneurship Through Data

EntryPoint partners with organizations to deliver comprehensive research insights and implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest.

EntryPoint is a registered 501(c)(3).

Testimonials

“The MVCA Annual Research Report provides critical insight into the health of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem, and is an important tool to help guide the strategic planning of the Michigan Venture Capital Association.  EntryPoint is a trusted partner to MVCA, and the Michigan venture capital community more broadly, in executing the preparation of the report and driving the deep underlying analytics that showcase venture capital activity in Michigan.”

Michael Gross, Chairman of the MVCA Board of Directors and Managing Director of Beringea

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Michael Gross, Beringea

“Accelerate Michigan is an amazing opportunity to meet with all the movers and shakers in Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem over a few highly-curated, top-notch events. We were able to meet potential advisors, customers, investors and even new hires! The event this year was great, and it wouldn’t have happened without you and your team at EntryPoint!”

Moody Mattan, BrandXR, semifinalist and awardee

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Moody Mattan, BrandXR

“Through consistently insightful research like the annual report they develop for the Michigan Venture Capital Association, EntryPoint has proven itself to be extremely helpful to foundations in understanding the landscape of a particular community. EntryPoint partners with organizations to deliver comprehensive research reports and to implement effective data-driven programs that promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest. Data is more than abstract numbers and graphs for community-focused organizations like the Kresge Foundation; these findings help to provide us with a comprehensive picture of our communities so that we can readily determine what actions we can take to strengthen our economies and change lives for the better. EntryPoint employs a holistic approach to researching entrepreneurship and investment that is key to developing impactful programs that address larger economic trends without losing sight of the community members themselves.”

Robert J. Manilla, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer of The Kresge Foundation

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Robert J. Manilla, The Kresge Foundation

“Great job to the EntryPoint team! As Michigan’s largest and longest-running business competition, Accelerate Michigan has established our state as a dynamic and welcoming place for diverse startups that will positively impact our region and the world.”

Pam Lewis, New Economy Initiative, event sponsor and panelist

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Pam Lewis, New Economy Initiative

“The annual research report has been a valuable resource for the Michigan investor community. Utilizing EntryPoint for creation of this report has continued their great reputation for gathering meaningful data and providing in depth analysis which ultimately is reflected in the final product. The latest findings highlight an all-around successful year within the Michigan ecosystem, proving the relevance and vitality that Michigan has when creating innovation and a strong entrepreneurial base. Especially during our current crisis, it is more important than ever to support the growth of these entrepreneurs as well as the investors that continue to take the risk to help make business a reality.”

Ara Topouzian, Executive Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (client)

Check out the 2020 MVCA Research Report 

Ara Topouzian, Michigan Venture Capital Association

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