Growing Businesses – Growing Michigan.
The two go hand in hand and Grand Angels is committed to both. Through mentoring, strategic advice, expanding networks and connections to customers, management and venture capital, Grand Angels investments fuel the entrepreneurial economy of innovative companies throughout the West Michigan region.
Grand Angels typically invests from $250K to $1M in early-stage companies.
Interested in how Grand Angels can help your company grow? Before you submit an application to Grand Angels, make sure you are ready to apply.
Important things to consider:
- Your organization is located in Michigan.
- You are seeking an investment between $250K and $1M.
- You have a business plan and a marketing plan.
- You have a unique solution to a real problem.
We urge you to review the guidelines and other resources provided here to help you prepare your application. Once the application is complete please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Screening Process Flow Chart
Funding a business through means of private equity is a more lengthy process than a bank loan. The timeline should give you a reasonable idea of Grand Angels’ process and timing.
Book: Should Your Idea Become a Business? – Mike Suman
Deal Flow Chart
Essential Questions for Investment Evaluation
5 Habits of Highly Effective Start-ups
Analysis Information Resources
Sample Business Plan Outline
MISBTDC Readiness Assessment – misbtdc.org
Why Business Plans Don’t Deliver – wsj.com