Powering University Startups Across Michigan

What We Do

The Michigan University Innovation Capital Fund (MUICF) is a pre-seed venture capital fund that invests in founders building fast-growing technology companies based on research from the state of Michigan’s public universities. 

The fund focuses on accelerating innovative university technology startups by providing risk tolerant patient investment capital and a state-wide network of business support services to accelerate the completion of key business milestones that unlock long-term value to drive economic and job growth in Michigan.

The MUICF was established by an award from the Michigan Strategic Fund and Michigan Economic Development Corporation through the Michigan Innovation Capital Fund in 2024.

Strategic guidance and support of MUICF is provided by the Michigan University Innovation Capital Consortium (the Consortium). The Consortium is composed of a statewide network of leaders from university tech transfer offices, university managed pre-seed funds and university associated economic development organizations along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

University Innovation Fueled by the State of Michigan