How to Apply Business Accelerator Grants

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How to apply

If your business is within Washtenaw County, submit your business idea on SPARK’s website; if your business is located outside of Washtenaw County, contact your closest SmartZone
Email the following materials to

  • Business plan (5 pages); you can use our template (PDF) or score sheet (PDF) for guidance
  • Pro-forma financials, 3-5 year forecast, including cash flow statement, income statement and current balance sheet
  • Bios, resumes, or CVs of all founders, 1-2 pages per person

A SPARK team member will contact you within 2-3 business days to determine which program is the right fit.

Sign and return a Statement of Understanding (PDF) (may be completed at your first in-person meeting at SPARK)  and keep our Conflict of Interest Policy for your records.

A SPARK team member will work with you to revise your materials as needed.

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