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Ann Arbor Spark

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 […]
April 04, 2019

American Center for Mobility Launches Its Second Workforce Development Study

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 13, 2019

Atomic Object Expands Ann Arbor Footprint

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 […]
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.