How the Midwest Can Turn Community Engagement into a Competitive Advantage

2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Connects Entrepreneurs to Funding and Resources to Fuel the Growth of Startups EntryPoint was thrilled to partner with ID Ventures, one of the most active early-stage investors in Michigan, to host the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Over the last decade, Accelerate Michigan has become one of the largest events…

How Michigan Investors and Startups are Hitting Milestones to Fuel the Growth of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates Achievements of Michigan Investors and their Portfolio Companies EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) to host the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner! For the second year in a row, we worked with MVCA Executive Director, Ara Topouzian and the MVCA Board of Directors to…

How Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Makes Connections That Matter

By Emily Heintz, Founder and Managing Director of EntryPoint EntryPoint is proud to partner with Invest Detroit to host the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC), an event that supports Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their companies to investors while building connections with entrepreneurs, business acceleration resources, and experts in…

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Reveals Five-Year Economic Trends Impacting Detroit’s Growing Startup Community

Report Shows 54% Increase in the Number of Venture-Backed Startups Over the Last Five Years ANN ARBOR, Mich. - August 5, 2019 - EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report highlights economic trends over the last five years…

Check it out: Intermitten 2019

Have you ever spent a day at a conference and, at the end of it, thought: “Well, I’ll never get those eight hours back”?  When it comes to conferences, there are definitely a few that don’t add practical value, can’t convene a relevant group for you to network with, or haven’t thoughtfully chosen speakers. Intermitten…

2019 MVCA Research Report Features Successes and Opportunities Facing Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association, the nonprofit trade association designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, to publish the 2019 MVCA Research Report.  The 30-page annual research report is a comprehensive analysis of venture capital investment activity in Michigan. According to our research,…

UPDATE: EntryPoint Founder and Managing Director Emily Heintz to Present at South by Southwest 2019

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – March 7, 2019 – EntryPoint, the company that accelerates the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, will present on emerging trends in the entrepreneurial and investment community at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 8 - 9, 2019. EntryPoint Founder and Managing Director, Emily Heintz will participate in the sessions “The Rise…

2018 | EntryPoint Highlights

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to reflect on a great year! This year was incredibly busy, exciting and productive. From attending industry conferences like Intermitten and VentureOhio’s VentureDinner and releasing our first EntryPoint research report, the 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, it’s been a whirlwind of a year! Following the company…