Collectively contributing to a stronger, more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem and a growing and diverse community
Ann Arbor Entrepreneurs Fund is a network of entrepreneurs and investors in Washtenaw County who have pledged 1% of company equity, investment carry or annual profits to be allocated to impactful local nonprofits in support of the community. As an initiative led from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, it provides a platform for founder engagement and support in achieving success with their ventures and a simple mechanism for young companies to build a culture of giving back into their business, making it easy for them to support their community.
To foster a dynamic, inclusive collaborative of entrepreneurs that offers unparalleled founder to founder engagement and serves as a catalyst for positive community impact through shared values and giving pledges.
Doing well by doing good
Building businesses with a culture of enriching the greater community leads to stronger, more successful companies
Ongoing peer support through the sharing of ideas, struggles and experiences leads to better chances of success
The more we understand community needs and risks in relationship to the needs of emerging companies, the better equipped we are to positively affect both
Entrepreneurs working together and with community leaders leads to a more inclusive and diverse ecosystem
A future beyond tomorrow
Celebrating the fact that the actions we take today will have far-reaching impacts