Taft's Start-up and Venture Capital practices advise high-growth, early-stage businesses seeking VC funding, those utilizing private equity and/or venture-backing, and institutional investors. Taft combines deep market knowledge with strong industry relationships to provide practical, business-oriented counsel. With more than 400 attorneys, Taft's collaborative approach, advanced technological resources and depth of services can transform what you expect from your legal team.
Taft’s Venture Capital practice has been ranked in the Top Tier by U.S. News - Best Lawyers for four straight years.
TusStar Ann Arbor is a startup incubator and venture firm. The Ann Arbor location marks the first U.S. extension of the larger TusStar organization, which has hundreds of successful incubators functioning throughout the world today. TusStar Ann Arbor is on a mission to close the gap between Chinese and U.S. innovation by supporting and cultivating talents, while working alongside entrepreneurs to ensure the greatest probability of success.
U-M Technology Transfer is the University of Michigan organization responsible for the transfer of University technology to the marketplace. Our organization provides responsive, professional service to our inventors and industry partners.
The globally recognized Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies provides the curriculum, program initiatives, community involvement, and alumni outreach activities that deliver exclusive resources for future entrepreneurs at the University of Michigan.
The Institute's innovative real-world approach and the Business School's traditional management excellence encourages and nurtures students in preparing for entrepreneurial careers to succeed, autonomously or in a corporate setting, as leaders for new venture creation and growth. Under the guidance of Professor Thomas Kinnear, the Institute provides access to capital, competitions, and other means of significant support and resources for students to take the knowledge learned in the classroom, build a business plan, and actually launch a business while earning their degree. In addition, the Institute works with other acclaimed University research units, such as the Medical Center and College of Engineering, to introduce students to new venture opportunities and to accelerate the commercialization process for University of Michigan ideas and technologies.