ED  Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund


     Office Locations:

Michigan Small BusinessDevelopment Center, Seidman College of Business
50 Front Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 734-462-4629
Fax: 616-331-7485



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund (the ETF) is designed to expand funding opportunities for Michigan technology based companies in the federal innovation research and development arena. Since 2008, the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has dedicated $7.28 million to match federal SBIR/STTR funding opportunities for exceptional research and technical innovation generated in Michigan. The ETF will match both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards until funds are exhausted.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Carol Lopucki State Director, SBDC
    Phil Tepley Technology Team Coordinator
    Sienna Mavima Assistant State Director, SBDC


    Portfolio companies include:

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