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Michigan Venture Capital Awards Winners 2021


September 30th, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) announced the awardees of the 2021 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. MVCA announced awards recognizing the capital events that are fueling the growth of Michigan’s companies, the significant investment milestones enabling companies to grow and excel in Michigan, the companies that are producing groundbreaking solutions in their sectors, and the organizations working to engage with their communities and enrich their local economies. 

The MVCA Annual Awards Dinner attracted 150 attendees from across the country to celebrate the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in the state. MVCA members voted to select the awardees for each category.  

2021 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees:

Financing of the Year: Orbion Space Technology

Exit of the Year: LLamasoft

Up-and-Coming Company of the Year: Facility Health

Community Impact Award: The Renaissance UnDemo Day (Renaissance Venture Capital)

The evening also paid tribute to two of its dedicated members of the investment and entrepreneurial community who passed away this past year. Jonathan Murray (Venture Partner, Draper Triangle Ventures) and Mary Nickson (Associate Director, Zell-Lurie for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan Ross School of Business).

October 1, 2021

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laurakcowan Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets. A deep study of narrative journalism, storytelling and sustainable technology allows Ms. Cowan to draw out the meaningful stories of best practices from diverse professionals in an exploration of the culture and trends in emerging industries. She is currently Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Midwest tech news blog Cronicle Press. Ms. Cowan’s writing and speaking have appeared with Automobile Quarterly, Writer Unboxed, Inhabitat, CNBC, The Ann Arbor Observer, and The National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

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