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May 29, 2015, 13:51 ET

Tech Companies and Incubators to Host Downtown A2 Tech Trek Innovation Open House June 12

 Leading technology companies will be hosting the inaugural A2 Tech Trek on June 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. A2 Tech Trek, a free event, features open...

May 22, 2015, 15:05 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded A Federal Grant to Develop Connected Vehicle Center Plan for Willow Run Site

Ann Arbor SPARK, in partnership with Walbridge Development, was awarded a 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program Science and Research Park...

May 12, 2015, 16:49 ET

HiveLend Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 HiveLend was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 26th Entrepreneur Boot Camp. HiveLend was chosen as winner by a...

May 11, 2015, 13:00 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Celebrates 10 Years, Business Success Stories at Annual Meeting

At its annual meeting, Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated 10 years of creating economic opportunity and prosperity in the Ann Arbor region. The event,...

Apr 22, 2015, 14:40 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Releases SPARK-Ed Video Education Series for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners

 Ann Arbor SPARK recently launched a new video series designed to provide critical information and education to business owners. The SPARK-Ed...

Apr 20, 2015, 12:10 ET

Michigan Angel Fund Closes $2 million MAF II

The Michigan Angel Fund (MAF), a professionally managed equity fund focused on capital efficient early stage companies located in Michigan,...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:48 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Hosts 2nd A2 Tech Connect Job Fair on April 9

 Ann Arbor SPARK is hosting its second annual A2 Tech Connect job fair on April 9, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free event will be held at...

Mar 18, 2015, 16:40 ET

Support For SPARK Helps Ypsilanti Entrepreneurs, Employers

 Ann Arbor SPARK's hub for entrepreneurial services in Ypsilanti, SPARK East, recently received funding to support its continued work to help...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:18 ET

Ann Arbor Represented at Board Meeting of International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO Paul Krutko recently represented North America at the International Association of Science Parks and Areas...

Feb 04, 2015, 08:00 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Promotes Phil Santer to Lead Business Development Team

 Ann Arbor SPARK has promoted Phil Santer to vice president of business development. Most recently, Santer, who joined Ann Arbor SPARK in 2012,...

Nov 24, 2014, 14:07 ET

Ann Arbor Chosen as Global Trade Best City

Ann Arbor has been chosen by Global Trade magazine as one of "America's Best Cities for Global Trade". Ann Arbor was recognized for being a hub for...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:14 ET

Economic Development Council of Livingston County Honors 2014 Projects, Partners at Annual Meeting

 The Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) recently held its annual meeting with its partners, board of directors and...

Nov 13, 2014, 13:40 ET

New Eagle Repays Funding to Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund After Successful Product Launch, Sales

Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client New Eagle recently repaid the $250,000 Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund award that it received in 2012....

Nov 10, 2014, 15:26 ET
Ann Arbor SPARK presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies. FastTrack awards are presented to companies with consistent records of growth. Recipients of 2014 Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack awards were required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2010, with an annual growth of 20 percent for the following three years. Several of the 2014 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners.

Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:00 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of...

Oct 30, 2014, 17:20 ET

Paxton Medical Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 Paxton Medical was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 25th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Paxton Medical was chosen...

Sep 24, 2014, 16:15 ET

Hannigan Insurance Opens New Operations Center in Ann Arbor with Support from SPARK, MEDC

With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, Hannigan Insurance is opening a customer retention and acquisition center in the Ann Arbor region. Hannigan...

Sep 24, 2014, 13:31 ET

Ornicept Graduates SPARK Central Incubator, Continues to Attract Clients and Hire

 Ornicept is graduating from the Ann Arbor SPARK Central business incubator, where it has been a tenant since its inception, to new offices....

Aug 28, 2014, 10:48 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Wins MEDA Marketing Award

 The Michigan Economic Development Association recently awarded Ann Arbor SPARK for its integrated marketing efforts. Ann Arbor SPARK was...

Aug 26, 2014, 15:16 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Expansion of Toyota Technical Center

Ann Arbor SPARK provided critical support to Toyota Technical Center in York Charter Township, Mich., throughout its process of securing incentives...