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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...

Jun 25, 2014, 17:09 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $500,000 for Michigan Angel Fund I, II

 Ann Arbor SPARK has been awarded $500,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for continuation of the Michigan Angel Fund (I), and to...

Jun 17, 2014, 12:26 ET

TurtleCell Graduates from SPARK Central Business Incubator to New Kerrytown Ann Arbor Office

TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space...

Jun 06, 2014, 10:29 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County and A2Y Chamber Launch Virtual Business Advisor

 Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business...

Jun 05, 2014, 09:00 ET

Pillar Technology Expands in Ann Arbor, to Add 45 Jobs and Invest Nearly $2 Million

 Pillar Technology, a business consultancy and software development company, is expanding its Ann Arbor workforce and moving into a new office...

May 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Reports Economic Growth in 2013: $148 million in new investments and 1509 jobs

 At its annual meeting, Ann Arbor SPARK detailed the results of its work in the last year and presented its annual business leadership awards....

May 13, 2014, 13:33 ET

Akervall Technologies Expands in Ann Arbor Region

Akervall Technologies Inc., an Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client that makes the SISU Mouth Guard and SISU SOVA Night Guard, is expanding...

May 09, 2014, 11:40 ET

Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Mahindra GenZe, Company Expands to U.S. with New Vehicle Research and High Tech Manufacturing Facility

 Ann Arbor SPARK's efforts to attract high tech businesses to the region has resulted in Mahindra GenZe, a division of the multinational...

Apr 28, 2014, 09:00 ET

Virta Laboratories Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 24th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:37 ET

Hertz Alerts Wins Ann Arbor SPARK Connected Vehicle Hackathon

 Ann Arbor SPARK, in collaboration with Redwood City, Calif.-based NestGSV, recently hosted a connected vehicle hackathon. Ann Arbor-based...

Mar 19, 2014, 14:00 ET

XanEdu Expands in Ann Arbor with $1M Investment and 50 Jobs; Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Company to Incentives, Talent

 With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, XanEdu, Inc. is expanding its operations, investing more than $1 million in Ann Arbor and planning to hire...