Michigan Venture Capital Association Hires New Associate Director: The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) recently named Emily Heintz as its new associate director. In this role, Heintz will work to actively create connections between venture capitalists and promote the state’s entrepreneurial and investment communities. Heintz brings administrative, finance and economic development experience to the organization. Prior to joining MVCA, she was with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., where she served as an equity capital markets associate. During her tenure with MEDC, Heintz designed, implemented, and managed capital services programs, including direct investments made in venture capital firms around the state. She also worked to build and maintain relationships with private equity groups, commercial banks, entrepreneurs, and business development support groups. Heintz also previously worked for Ann Arbor SPARK, where she was an accounting manager. Heintz earned her bachelor of arts degree and her masters of science degree in accounting from Michigan State University. The Michigan Venture Capital Association is a non-profit trade organization designed to bring together venture capital industry participants in the state of Michigan. The organization’s goal is to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan. Membership includes private venture capital funds, corporate venture capital funds, private equity firms, angel investors, and entrepreneurial infrastructure participants. The MVCA is a vehicle to bring together industry participants and to provide a concerted voice for Michigan’s venture capital industry. For more information, visit http://www.michiganvca.org.