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Ann Arbor Spark

Fueling Prosperity through
Innovation and Support

Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our services can help you succeed.

Propelling thought leadership and creative implementation, we concentrate our efforts on four innovation-driving industries: automotive and mobility; life sciences and healthcare; data and information; and technology. The services we provide include incubating and accelerating startups, showcasing our vibrant communities to site selectors and connecting job seekers with hopeful employers.

Headquartered in downtown Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor SPARK serves Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

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News & Events

June 20, 2019

a2Tech360: In Pictures

From June 2 – June 10, more than a dozen events showcased the dynamic tech community thriving in the Ann Arbor region. With the support of countless partners and sponsors, Ann Arbor SPARK welcomed thousands of tech enthusiasts, industry professionals, job seekers, and the general public to downtown Ann Arbor and its neighboring communities. Special […]
June 19, 2019

Shepherd Lock Launches on Kickstarter Bringing Secure, Keyless Entry to Homeowners

Designed with safety as a top priority, Shepherd Lock aims to provide people with the most convenient and secure way to access their home Ann Arbor, Michigan. — Today, Shepherd Lock, a new keyless smart lock for the home, launches on Kickstarter. Shepherd Lock uses the same technology found in the automotive industry and is […]
June 18, 2019

Angel Investment is on the Rise in Michigan

Angel investment is a key driver of entrepreneurial and economic growth The Michigan Angel Community recently released its 2018 angel activity report and the numbers are encouraging. Here were some of the key finding for 2018: This was the second annual report produced by the Michigan Angel Community, a statewide initiative designed to increase angel […]
June 17, 2019

Arboretum Ventures Closes Fully Subscribed Fifth Fund at $250 million

Ann Arbor, MI (June 17, 2019) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, today announced the closing of its fifth fund with capital commitments of $250 million, increasing the firm’s capital under management to more than $700 million. Arboretum V is believed to be the largest venture capital fund ever raised in Michigan, […]

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