"Thank you for being our landing pad into Ann Arbor and helping us get oriented in the community. Spark has been an excellent opportunity for us since we moved here -- both in terms of getting us into downtown and for helping tell our story. …………we made a lot of connections we wouldn't have otherwise made in the entrepreneurial community here.”
Co-founder and CTO
"SPARK is the catalyst we leverage to build relationships with our customers and a solid business and finance foundation to transform lives with warmth around the world. Here in Ann Arbor, we have been able to connect people globally to solve grand challenges."
CEO and Co-Founder
"Ann Arbor SPARK helped us find space when we were a three person company, and we were able to leverage SPARK's resources, mentorship, and space to help us turn our big idea into reality."
CEO and CoFounder
"Lavin Lift Strap has experienced significant growth this past year, and this success would not have been possible without Ann Arbor SPARK."
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
"I truly believe that SPARK is a wonderful partner for the City of Saline, and communities throughout Washtenaw County. The dedicated, creative and professional staff work hard to leverage new economic development opportunities, and to assist in nurturing new relationships."
City of Saline
"The knowledge of the SPARK business development team has been extraordinarily helpful to us in quickly assessing our needs, what works and how to get things done quickly. Their follow through has been impeccable."
Navitas Systems LLC
"Working with our regional partner Ann Arbor SPARK enables us to assist our membership and grow our community."
A2Y Regional Chamber of Commerce
“SPARK has and will continue to make an impact on the Ann Arbor area.”
Stephen Forrest Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Michigan
“SPARK consultants helped us shift our business model, increasing sales and profitability.”
The Whole Brain Group
“The best thing about Boot Camp? It forced me to focus on my business plan for two days straight.”
Are You a Human
“Pre-Seed Funding allowed us to explore and develop zero-emissions vehicles.”
Current Motor Company
“It has been great for me to learn the real-world business & market process that impacts technology commercialization.”
Licensing & Market Specialist
University of Michigan, Tech Transfer
“An incubator in a state-of-the art facility… where innovation thrives.”
Executive Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
“SPARK opened up opportunities for us in the pharmaceutical industry.”
M.S. Sr. Pharmaceutical Scientist
Velesco Pharmaceutical Services
“The abundance of biomedical activity locally makes Ann Arbor a great place to launch a life science start-up.”
CoFounder and CEO
Swift Biosciences, Inc.
“SPARK has been foundational to the success of our company.”
Vice President Oncology
Thermo Fisher Scientific
“Nexient has achieved tremendous success at our Ann Arbor software delivery center, and our partnership with SPARK has been a a major contributing factor to this success.”