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.

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“At most pitch competitions, it’s easy to feel lost in the shuffle and show up feeling unprepared, but that wasn’t the case with Accelerate Michigan. What I liked best about working with the EntryPoint team is that they were well-organized, communicated consistently with the startup teams, and provided plenty of resources in advance of the event. Additionally, the panels were excellent – no canned answers – and were one of my favorite parts of the event (besides the awards!). Well done!”

Kylee Guenther, Pivot Materials, finalist and awardee

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Kylee Guenther, Pivot Materials

“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

“The MVCA Annual Research Report is the cornerstone for our ability to assess the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan. The report is a fundamental piece of the Michigan Venture Capital Association that has helped us identify the needs of our investment community and develop programs that will grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The creation of the report showcases EntryPoint’s ability to work with multiple constituents with different goals and create a consistently high-quality, relevant report year after year.”

Jeff Rinvelt, Chairman of the MVCA Research Committee and Principal of Renaissance Venture Capital

Check out the 2020 MVCA Research Report 

Jeff Rinvelt, Renaissance Venture Capital

Ann Arbor startups

“At U-M Tech Transfer, we are constantly working to understand the funding climate for our startup companies.  The MVCA Annual Research Report is our singular go-to resource for understanding the state of venture capital in our state. The production of a report of this size and depth is a major undertaking that requires a great deal of analytical aptitude, coordination, expertise and diligence.  EntryPoint does exceptional job in managing this very complex task.”

Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan

Check out the 2020 MVCA Research Report 

Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D., Office of Technology Transfer,University of Michigan

“EntryPoint helped make the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition the best one yet in its ten-year history.  The team’s thoughtful planning and attention to detail ensured we had a successful event that had a meaningful impact on participating startups, investors and community partners. The feedback we received has been outstanding, thanks to EntryPoint.”

Martin Dober, Invest Detroit, investor and client

Check out photos from the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition 

Martin Dober, Invest Detroit

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