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2021 MVCA Research Report Demonstrates the Resilience of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

EntryPoint was excited to partner with Michigan Venture Capital Association for the ninth year to develop the 2021 MVCA Research Report! This Michigan venture capital report demonstrates the resilience of the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem and the stabilizing effect it had on the overall economy in Michigan during a difficult and turbulent year. MVCA is a…

Investor Confidence and Behavior

Investor Confidence and Behavior

How does the consumer confidence of venture capitalists compare to consumer sentiment nationally? Here we present an analysis of data collected in 2021 regarding the investor confidence and behavior in terms of key performance indicators, including investing, portfolio management, limited partner management, fundraising, and returns. These findings provide an understanding of these venture capitalists’ perspectives in terms of both present economic conditions, as well as their forecast for the economic conditions of the future.

EntryPoint Releases New Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report to Support Small Businesses

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New Findings Show Extended Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Feb. 8, 2021 -  EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. These new findings show the…

Announcing Flint and Genesee County Small Business and Entrepreneurial Research Partnership

Announcing 2021 Genesee County Business Landscape Analysis

For the first time ever, the state of small business in Genesee County is going under the economic microscope. In early 2021, EntryPoint announces its newest Flint and Genesee County small business and entrepreneurial research initiative. In partnership with Flint & Genesee Chamber's economic development unit, EntryPoint is developing a comprehensive research report on its…

Why Ann Arbor is One of the Midwest’s Most Resilient Economies

Ann Arbor Startups

  Economic downturns destabilize even the strongest economic ecosystems. Ann Arbor’s twenty years of growth has been put to the test several times, and each time the city and surrounding region has proven to demonstrate a successful progression in building a thriving entrepreneurial community.   This year has proven to be a year defined by…

2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report

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In developing the 2020 Washtenaw County Small Business Capital Report, EntryPoint was pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Revalue, organizations committed to promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth in their regions. In an effort to better understand the flow of capital and resources in the county, its impact,…

Why Detroit is Poised for Rapid Entrepreneurial Growth

Detroit Startups

This year was unexpected to say the least. As the Founder and Managing Director of EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, I’ve seen the data on where the Detroit entrepreneurial community stands before and after the many curveballs small businesses…

7 National Entrepreneurial Research Organizations You Should Know

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Research organizations and firms throughout the country specialize in collecting data and making recommendations to governments, corporations, technology startups, financial institutions, and small businesses. While it may seem as though these research organizations offer similar consulting expertise, they in fact are as diverse as the people and industries they serve. When evaluating these firms, it…

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Startup Community

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the past year has been fraught with turbulence. Political tensions, social unrest, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic have all generated a great deal of uncertainty throughout communities, including their economies. Even the Ann Arbor region, which is consistently ranked among the best places in which to live…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Ann Arbor Startups Raise Nearly One Billion in Venture Capital Funding EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the 2020 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report provides research insights and themes affecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem,…