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Midwest Mavericks - MGCS 2023

Midwest Mavericks - MGCS 2023

Keynote for the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium on multiplying startup success by supporting founder culture, connection, & community: michiganfoundersfund.org

Dug Song

May 24, 2023

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  1. About Me • Skateboarding, punk rock, graffiti, hacking • Entrepreneur:

    Cybersecurity ◦ Anzen Computing ◦ Arbor Networks ◦ Duo Security • Investing: Minor Capital • Giving: Song Foundation • Serving: National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (US EDA)
  2. Apr 2021 $3.8B Apr 2021 $6B Feb 2023 $1.2B Sept

    2018 $2.4B Nov 2020 $1.4B Jan 2021 $6B
  3. Culture, Community, Connection Trista Van Tine Exec Director Sarah Craft

    Head of Community Pete Martin Head of Connection
  4. Mission Grow the presence of high-growth ventures and advance civic

    leadership in Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by 1. Creating an inclusive, diverse, and active founder-to-founder support network to help high-growth company leaders succeed in their ventures 2. Driving a purposeful, founders-for-founders culture 3. Providing founders with a simple platform for philanthropic giving, and opportunities to become community leaders as well as business leaders
  5. • Michigan Tech Week Oct 9 – 12 • Black

    Tech Weekend Oct 13 – 14 • More at: Michigan Founders Fund.org Join Us!