Ann Arbor Entrepreneurs Fund
A2EF is an entrepreneur-led cooperative creating connections, accelerating business growth and driving community impact
What we do
SUPPORTING MICHIGAN ENTREPRENEURS
Building a network of startup founders who support one another in the growth of their companies through exchange and shared experiences
A small commitment today can make a huge impact tomorrow
DRIVING IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Founders and startups pledge a small portion of their future success to the local community, which enriches Washtenaw County and in turn, benefits the companies
How can we help you grow your startup?
early-stage founders will find ample value in the unique programming that we offer
A2EF Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Internship Program
Are you interested in gaining entrepreneurial experience while in school? Would you like to work for a startup company or venture capital firm?
We invite you to APPLY for a part-time, paid internship where you will have the chance to interview and work for one of 14 leading startup companies and venture capital firms in Washtenaw County. These local leaders share a commitment to strengthening our community with a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. One of the ways they are doing this is by offering opportunities to underrepresented students. Startup leaders will also participate in DE&I training and ongoing conversations with local experts to better improve their internal and external processes and impact.
Exclusive Founders Retreat
Build meaningful relationships during a one-of-a-kind program – Launching in 2021
Startup networking opportunities
Whether virtual or in-person, join your peers for candid discussions and learning around key business topics
Share your time and experiences with like-minded entrepreneurs
Explore local priorities and participate first-hand in activities that help the community
Join Your Peers
Why you should join A2EF
members of A2EF will see a host of direct and indirect benefits that lead to business and personal growth
of Millennial’s would take a pay cut for a socially responsible company
of consumer believe corporations should place equal weight on business and community support
Grow your network
Connect with members and founder peers to increase your network and expand your possible opportunities
Attract & Retain Talent
60% of Millennial’s say a sense of purpose is a key reason they choose to work for and stay with a company
Companies that integrate CSR into their business have 2.3 times employee retention
Employees who are more engaged put in 57% more effort on the job
INCREASE TEAM PRODUCTIVITY & LOYALTY
A well-designed CSR program can increase employee engagement up to 7.5% and increase employee productivity by 13%
INCREASE REVENUE AND CUSTOMER APPEAL
59% of Americans are more likely to buy a product associated with a corporate non-profit partnership
Does this sound like the opportunity for you?
Every time I walk into a room full of entrepreneurs, I leave with some opportunistic value and new connections.