SPARK East Business Incubator

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Business Incubator Since its launch in 2008, the SPARK East Business Incubator has become a magnet for innovation-based businesses of every size and description – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to mid-sized companies. As the business incubator is part of the Eastside Innovation Campus, clients have access to an amazing array of business development centers, consulting expertise and educational programs. All of this is concentrated within a two block area of downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Business space, services and support

By combining crucial infrastructure with broad spectrum support services, the Incubator provides all the advantages of a dynamic business environment without costly overhead expenses. Client resources include:

  • 12 cubicles, available with short- or long-term leases
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  • Private T-1 internet connection
  • Two conference rooms
  • Access to copiers, fax machines and cleaning services
  • Full kitchen
  • Utilities
  • Nearby free parking

Cost: $250/month for cubicle space

Amenities for virtual tenants

For entrepreneurs who do not require full time space, a shared office environment which includes the use of the Incubator’s technology and facilities is available. Privileges include:

  • Mail receipt
  • Two conference rooms SPARK East Business Incubator Ypsilanti Michigan
  • Networking/hoteling space
  • Access to copiers and fax machines 
  • Wireless Internet

Cost: $95/month


215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (8,000 square feet)


Eligibility requirements

(1) the business is an innovation start-up or

(2) the company’s technology is applicable to healthcare, life sciences, biotechnology or a related field.

In addition, the business must be focused on commercialization and based on an idea or technology that has defensible value (e.g., a patent, trade secrets, copyrights, know-how, etc.). For a complete list of criteria, visit our Incubator FAQs.

Submit a business idea application

Apply now through our Business Accelerator Business Idea Submission form.

Learn more

Learn more about the Incubator and the application process by contacting:

Jonathan Goldstein, Director of Operations, Entrepreneurial Services 



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