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Ann Arbor Spark

September 17, 2019

2019 Fellows for NPR’s ‘How I Built This’ Summit to Include Every Two Minutes Founder Erin Rose

September 12, 2019

Peters, Dingell, Stabenow Announce $7.5 Million Federal Grant for Michigan’s Mobility Ecosystem

September 04, 2019

Orbion secures $9.2M Series A led by Material Impact to mass-produce plasma thrusters for satellite constellations

The Orbion Aurora system is a high-performance game-changer for New Space operators looking to maximize on investments in smallsat missions. Orbion Space Technology, developer of next-generation smallsat propulsion systems, today announced it has raised $9.2M in Series A funding led by Material Impact, a venture capital firm focused on translating early stage, innovative materials technologies […]
July 23, 2019

“Challenge Everything. Change Anything.” Mural Celebrates Art and Creativity in Ann Arbor

July 15, 2019

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

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 17, 2019

Arboretum Ventures Closes Fully Subscribed Fifth Fund at $250 million

Ann Arbor, MI (June 17, 2019) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, today announced the closing of its fifth fund with capital commitments of $250 million, increasing the firm’s capital under management to more than $700 million. Arboretum V is believed to be the largest venture capital fund ever raised in Michigan, […]
June 10, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Awards Celebrate Impressive, Consistent Business Growth

May 23, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents Third Annual Tech Talk on June 7

May 23, 2019

Urban Development and Smart City Thought Leader John Tolva to Keynote 2019 Ann Arbor SPARK Mobility Summit

May 17, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Annual a2Tech360 Returns with Expanded Programming

May 13, 2019

Michigan Angel Community Releases Annual Report: Angels Invested $52 Million in Michigan Companies in 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 9, 2019 – Ann Arbor, Mich. — At its recent Michigan Celebrates Angels event, the Michigan Angel Community released its 2018 annual research report. The study aimed to capture data on meaningful metrics by surveying angel groups, individual angels, as well as angel-funded companies. Key findings include: There were 859 […]
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.