This annual celebration is designed to expand the visibility of National Entrepreneurship Week in the United States. The mission is to institutionalize it as a celebration of American entrepreneurs and to prepare the new business leaders of the future. The Week is in response to the U S House of Representatives Resolution #699, supporting an annual National Entrepreneurship Week and encouraging the celebration of it annually at the local, state, and national levels.
In Michigan, entrepreneurship encourages job creation and is a vital part of Michigan’s reinvention and continued growth. More Michigan startups have received venture backing than ever before. In 2015, 74 companies received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms, representing a 48% increase in the last five years.