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Ann Arbor Spark

April 03, 2019

Inaugural Student Tech Trek: A U-M Student’s Perspective

April 02, 2019

E-book available: Ann Arbor @ Work (Acquiring Talent in the Greater Ann Arbor Area)

April 02, 2019

2018 Top Livingston County Successes

Through its relationship with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County, Ann Arbor SPARK staff worked on many new opportunities and strategic initiatives in Livingston County. While successes have been shared over the past year in quarterly updates, these are our top three success of 2018. Livingston County sees new investment from Canadian tree seedling […]
March 26, 2019

2019 Awardees of Michigan Celebrates Small Business Announced

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB), a small business awards program that gives honor and recognition to both small business people and their advocates, has announced its 2019 awardees. This year, MCSB awarded 85 companies across 10 different categories.  Ann Arbor SPARK serves both Washtenaw and Livingston counties. In Washtenaw County, SPARK supports startups and established companies. Through its relationship […]
March 25, 2019

a2Tech360 Captures Ann Arbor’s Spirit of Innovation and Community in Week-Long Program

March 14, 2019

Inaugural Student Tech Trek Connects Companies with College Students

A few years ago when we started A2 Tech Trek, we always had some intention of getting college students involved. In fact, We found that students, and their families, we’re showing up to explore Ann Arbor’s tech scene on their own during the event. Students from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, and other parts of metro […]
March 12, 2019

Executive-in-Residence Program Helps Ann Arbor Startups Excel

March 12, 2019

Networking, Referrals, and Storytelling: How an Ann Arbor-Based Startup Won its First International Client

March 11, 2019

Supporting Startups in the Ann Arbor Region

March 06, 2019

Academic Pursuits Brings Supportive, Accompanying Spouse to Ann Arbor

March 06, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Now Accepting 2019 FastTrack Award Applications

Ann Arbor SPARK is now accepting applications for its annual FastTrack Awards. This impressive honor is presented to high-growth organizations, also known as gazelle companies, headquartered within Washtenaw County. The 2019 submission deadline is Wednesday, May 1 and there is no fee to apply. “We encourage all eligible organizations, from small companies to large enterprises, to […]
March 01, 2019

Two Companies Graduate from Ann Arbor SPARK Innovation Centers

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.