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May 29, 2015, 01:51 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 houses ...


May 22, 2015, 03:05 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, 04:49 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 panel...


May 11, 2015, 01:00 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, which...


Apr 22, 2015, 02:40 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 series'...


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, recently...


Mar 30, 2015, 01:48 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 the...


Mar 18, 2015, 04:40 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, 05:18 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 of...


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, was...


Nov 24, 2014, 02:07 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, 01:14 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 the public....


Nov 13, 2014, 01:40 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. The ...


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...


Nov 10, 2014, 03:26 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, 05:20 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 as...


Sep 24, 2014, 04:15 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, 01:31 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. The...


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 honored for...


Aug 26, 2014, 03:16 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, 05:09 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 in...


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 Advisor,...


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 on...


May 20, 2014, 01:00 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. Ann...