About A2EF

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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

Collective action

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

Are you interested in becoming part of the A2EF network?