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Ann Arbor Spark

Event Sponsorship

When you choose to sponsor an Ann Arbor SPARK signature event, you have the opportunity to reach a highly targeted, well-engaged audience within the tech community. Below is a list of our annual events, each one has a variety of sponsor levels and benefits. For more details or to develop a custom sponsorship, please contact Kirsten Lyman, director of development.

Annual Meeting

By supporting the Ann Arbor SPARK annual meeting, you are demonstrating a commitment to the organization and its mission of advancing regional prosperity through economic development. Reach more than 400 business leaders at this spring luncheon. Learn more.


This week-long, series of tech-related events, connects key community actors who enrich the Ann Abor region — innovators, researchers, businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, job seekers, and the general public. The week presents Ann Arbor SPARK’s largest events: A2 Tech Trek, Tech Talk, and FastTrack Awards. Premier sponsorships are available for this week-long program with sponsors receiving visibility across all events, providing the most exposure to a broad audience.

FastTrack Awards

An evening dedicated to celebrating the fast growth of Washtenaw County businesses, this event is affectionately referred to as nerd prom. Previously part of other award programs, FastTrack is now kicking off the a2TECH360 week with a gala-style celebration. Learn more.

Tech Talk

The morning before Tech Trek, area business leaders and visionaries take the stage for this TED Talk-style event. Join as a presenting sponsor to secure your time in the spotlight.

A2 Tech Trek

Possibly the most well-known SPARK event, this showcase of Ann Arbor’s downtown tech culture is a huge hit among job seekers and area residents. With attendees from 30 states and social media posts trending at a national level, sponsors of Tech Trek have the opportunity to align themselves with one of the fastest-growing events in the region.

Tech Homecoming

This annual event is strategically held on Thanksgiving Eve to allow those who have relocated outside of Ann Arbor the opportunity to experience first-hand the exciting tech corridor that’s developed in the region. This is an ideal event for those companies who are actively recruiting.

Have other ideas for a creative partnership? Interested in hosting an event? We want to hear from you! Contact Kirsten Lyman, director of development.