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What do you get then you put 15 high powered VCs in a room?  About $1 billion of capital to spend and a whole lot of interest in our entrepreneurial endeavors.

Our first MichAGAIN Boston event was a ravishing success.  Our informal program was packed with dynamic speakers including our very own VC expert Skip Simms, as well as Ken Nisbet, head of U-M Tech Transfer Office, Eli Thomssen, CEO of Armmune Bioscience and Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition winner and Mike Flanagan, head of MEDC’s capital markets team.

Several of the VCs in attendance signed up to volunteer for the next Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in November and a few shared their stories of successful investments in Michigan firms.  They all asked that we keep the dialogue ongoing and some expressed interest in spending time in Michigan and meeting one-on-one with our technology start-ups.

So sharpen up your pitches local entrepreneurs and prepare for a future Boston VC invasion.