Detroit/Ann Arbor Xconomist Chris Rizik is an interesting guy.

He’s a venture capitalist who runs his own soul music website on the side; as a graduate of both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, he roots for both teams despite a bitter rivalry between them; he’s a close friend of Governor Rick Snyder, with whom he used to partner on an investment fund; and now, after multiple nominations, he’s EY’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

“It’s great, I’m very happy,” Rizik says. “It’s nice to see the work we’re doing at Renaissance being recognized.” Read the full story here.

Chris Rizik was a guest speaker at the 2017 Tech Summit.