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Announcing Registration Open and Schedule for a2Tech360

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  • Expanded Programming: Experience more with expanded sessions, workshops, and discussions at a2Tech360 2023, offering enhanced learning and networking opportunities.
  • All Access Pass: Unlock the ultimate experience with the All Access Pass! Gain entry to multiple events, including Invest360, Angel Summit, Mobility Summit, Women In Tech, and Tech Talk. Enjoy exclusive perks and automatic registration for Tech Trek.

Ann Arbor SPARK is pleased to announce that registration is open for the highly anticipated a2Tech360 2023! Join us from September 14 to 22 for a week filled with learning, networking, and culinary delights.

Building upon the success of previous years, a2Tech360 is bringing back crowd-favorite events and expanding programming for some of our most popular sessions. This year’s lineup features a diverse range of activities designed to inspire, educate, and connect tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, and forward-thinking minds.

Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, highlighted the startup and innovation community in the region, saying, “The tech community here in Washtenaw County continues to thrive, and a2Tech360 plays a vital role in showcasing the cutting-edge advancements and fostering collaboration among the brightest minds in our ecosystem.”

The a2Tech360 event lineup includes:

  • Invest360 Investor Showcase on Friday, September 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of Michigan Golf Course Clubhouse.
    Invest360 is our annual pitch competition, where Michigan’s investor community gathers to watch a curated group of companies compete for $50,000 in three categories: information technology, mobility, and healthcare. The top three winners will then compete for the People’s Choice award and an additional $50,000.
    Tickets – $50
  • FastTrack Awards on Friday, September 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the University of Michigan Golf Course Clubhouse.
    Celebrate and recognize the fastest-growing companies in the region, showcasing their outstanding contributions to the local tech industry. It’s a night of glitz, glam, and well-deserved recognition for these dynamic businesses. Winners will be announced during the event. Special thanks to our accounting partner, Rehmann.
    Tickets – $75
  • Michigan Angel Summit on Monday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kensington Hotel.
    Connect with angel investors and learn about the latest investment opportunities, best practices, and trends in Michigan’s thriving startup ecosystem.
    Early Bird Admission (closes 8/20) – $100. Regular Price – $150
  • Women In Tech on Monday, September 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Venue by 4M.
    Women in Tech returns for its 5th annual event, exploring how we can build strong networks, leverage community support, and utilize essential resources to propel our careers in tech. In an exciting new format, we are introducing multiple opportunities for learning that will inspire and empower our community to take action. The event kicks off with an insightful conversation on how to build a supportive network among three extraordinary and impactful women. Following this, attendees will have the chance to participate in topic-based discussions curated by our vibrant WiT community. This event is presented by Ann Arbor SPARK in partnership with Shine + Rise. Thanks to MI-HQ and Comcast Rise for sponsoring this event.
    Tickets – $20
  • Mobility Summit on Tuesday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kensington Hotel.
    Join us as we explore cutting-edge topics that are shaping the future of mobility and innovation. Delve into discussions on advanced air mobility in Michigan, uncover the opportunities and challenges of accessibility in the mobility sector, and discover how mayors are changing the narrative on mobility and equity. Special thanks to the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Mobility Summit’s premier sponsor. 
    Early Bird Admission (closes 8/20) – $100. Regular Price – $150
  • Tech Talk on Tuesday, September 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Michigan Theater.
    Engage with industry experts, gain valuable insights, and be inspired by our curated lineup of speakers. This year, we are excited to announce Dug Song, the co-founder of Duo Security and visionary entrepreneur, as our headliner. New this year, join us after the Talks for a networking hour filled with mingling, idea exchange, meaningful connections, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a lively atmosphere of knowledge-sharing and collaboration.
    Tickets – $20 
  • Tech Trek on Friday, September 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Liberty St. in downtown Ann Arbor.
    Discover the latest advancements and interact with cutting-edge technologies and companies in the region. Join the street party and enjoy the energetic atmosphere filled with tech demos, delicious food, music, and endless opportunities to connect with like-minded tech enthusiasts and job seekers. Special thanks to Kapnick, Tech Trek’s presenting sponsor. 

New this year, SPARK is offering an All Access Pass. Take advantage of special early bird bundle pricing! For just $225 until August 20, attendees gain access to Invest360, Michigan Angel Summit, Mobility Summit, Women In Tech, Tech Talk, and Tech Trek. After Early bird pricing, the bundle price still offers savings at $325 (retail value $390).

In addition to our core events, a2Tech360 is proud to continue collaborating with our community partners to offer a diverse array of Partner Events. At present, Partner Events include:

  • Celebrate Invention – Innovation Partnerships, hosted by the University of Michigan
  • 2023​​​ Mayor’s Autumnal Green Fair, hosted by The City of Ann Arbor
  • Marketing and Brand Building in the Age of AI, hosted by the Digital Summer Clinic
  • Showcase Investor Presentation and “How To Craft a Go-to-Market Plan” Panel Discussion, hosted by the New Enterprise Forum
  • Develop Your Elevator Pitch, hosted by Amy Cell Talent

Partner events add even more value and excitement to the week-long celebration of technology and innovation. Find links and information about each event at, and register directly at each partner event’s respective website. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to announce additional partner events in the coming weeks. 

a2Tech360 is presented by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority with support from Russell Video. For more information on each of the a2Tech360 events or to register, please visit