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Ann Arbor Spark

August 09, 2012

Ann Arbor SPARK Intern Social Program Wraps Up

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Intern Social Program that included organized social outings, a Facebook group and 2-month long scavenger hunt around Ann Arbor has wrapped up. The scavenger hunt contest participants included interns from our 10 participating startup companies, Google and Toyota.  The Scavenger Hunt was organized into three groups of places to visit around Ann […]
July 02, 2012

Lakeside Software Introduces SysTrack MarketPlace

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – Lakeside Software, a leader in big data analytics for IT professionals, today announced SysTrack MarketPlace, a new capability within SysTrack providing detailed analysis for sizing and selecting hardware, software and service infrastructure. MarketPlace provides a single source for IT professionals to get the quantified data they need to maximize the performance of […]
June 27, 2012

Barracuda Networks Doubles Jobs in Ann Arbor

Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced that it will double its number of employees in Ann Arbor, creating 184 high tech and engineering jobs over three years. This move is part of the company’s commitment to invest $6 million in its relocation to 317 Maynard in downtown Ann Arbor. “Barracuda Networks continues to thrive, and Ann […]
June 20, 2012

Ann Arbor SPARK Launches Intern Program with Social Component to Introduce Interns to Ann Arbor

On May 30th, Ann Arbor SPARK launched a new program blending the Ann Arbor SPARK departments of Entrepreneurial Services, Talent Enhancement, and Business Development. This dynamic new program helps to fund internships for 10 start-up companies in Ann Arbor through a monetary match program. In addition to financial assistance, the interns of these start-up companies […]
April 16, 2012

SPARK Hosts 20th Entrepreneur Boot Camp

This past month Ann Arbor SPARK put on it’s 20th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. We had 14 participants, many of which came from all over the state.  With companies from Detroit to the U.P., this program reached greatly outside of Ann Arbor. The camp is a 2-day intensive program involving presentations from guest speakers, multiple pitching […]
February 17, 2012

Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship Draws Almost 1,000 People to Ann Arbor

This past January, almost 1,000 people traveled to Skyline High School in Ann Arbor for the 12th Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship (ACE’12). Representatives from fifteen different organizations, all focused on entrepreneurship and hi-tech start-ups, came together to organize the event. ACE brings together entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, students, government agents and other members of the […]
December 05, 2011

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Re-cap!

This past November, Ann Arbor SPARK staff participated in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). AMIC is a 3-day business plan competition highlighting Michigan’s most innovative companies, most of whom are poised to create an immediate economic impact within our state. With this year being the second year of the competition, it was exciting to see how […]
July 28, 2011

Ann Arbor SPARK Hosts White House Business Council Roundtable!

Last week we hosted a White House Business Council Roundtable at our very own SPARK East facility in Ypsilanti.  The roundtable is a part of an ongoing series of roundtables that are hosted all over the country with the goal to bring together business leaders to hear about what is going on with the administration […]
July 21, 2010

SPARK’s Jennifer Owens Blogs from California

Jennifer Owens, SPARK's V.P. of Business Development is blogging from California on a business attraction trip!
July 19, 2010

4th Shifting Gears Program Beginning Soon!

Shifting Gears begins it's 4th program in September and Applications are due on September 3rd!
June 30, 2010

Three Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Funding

Three Michigan companies receive Michigan Microloan funding to support the commercialization of their core products.
June 25, 2010

Michigan Receives A 2010 Silver Shovel Award

Area Development awarded Michigan a Silver Shovel award for success in job creation and positive economic impact.