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Ann Arbor Spark

July 15, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Awards $25,000 to “Best of Boot Camp” Winner Nickels

July 11, 2019

2019-2020 Ann Arbor SPARK Board and Executive Committee

Ann Arbor SPARK provides valuable and innovative services to our stakeholders and customers, helping meet their challenges in an accelerating dynamic and volatile global economy. As business and community leaders, we are proud advocates of SPARK’s mission. As board members, we support the organization’s pursuit of open source economic development and its engagement in regional […]
July 11, 2019

Downtown Ypsilanti is the Place to be the First Friday of Every Month

When artists, makers, and doers in Ypsilanti wanted a place to network, sell, and grow, they created one. Established in 2013, First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) showcases artistic creations through a themed walking tour. This community-centric event invites attendees to discover businesses, artists, and spaces that are normally not accessible to the public.  FFY’s theme changes […]
July 10, 2019

Ann Arbor Region Meetups Connect People, Passions within the Tech Community

July 10, 2019

SPARK.grow: Tech Trek 2019 Conversations Overview

July 09, 2019

Ann Arbor Charging Forward Workshop: Recap

July 02, 2019

Recruiting Healthcare Talent in Livingston County

June 27, 2019

A2 Tech Trek Attendee Goes from Job Seeker to Employee in 10 Days

June 25, 2019

Momentum is building in Michigan: What a2Tech360 Teaches about the Current State of Tech and Ann Arbor

June 20, 2019

a2Tech360: In Pictures

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 […]
The KLA-Tencor Site Selection Process with Ann Arbor SPARK

2018 marked a significant number of economic development projects for the Ann Arbor region, including the noteworthy announcement that KLA-Tencor — a Silicon Valley-headquartered provider of process control solutions for semiconductor and related industries — selected Ann Arbor as the home for a new R&D facility. The new development is expected to generate a total capital investment of $70 million and create 500 high tech jobs over the next five years.