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Ann Arbor Spark

November 13, 2019

Ann Arbor is Developing a Smart City Strategic Plan

November 07, 2019

IndustryStar Solutions Graduates from Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center

October 11, 2019

R2 Space Announces New Headquarters in Ann Arbor

October 04, 2019

ProjectFRED: New Client to Join Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center

Innovative fractional ownership solution for commercial real estate augments Ann Arbor community.  ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Ann Arbor SPARK, a regional economic engine that provides entrepreneurial services to early stage tech startups, is pleased to announce the addition of ProjectFRED as the newest client to the incubator network.  ProjectFRED helps buyers and sellers fund […]
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

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.