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Ann Arbor Spark

June 10, 2021

Navv Systems Completes Seed Financing to Accelerate Commercialization

Ann Arbor SPARK has supported Navv Systems since 2020, when it provided the company with a grant to jumpstart commercialization efforts. With that business accelerator funding, Navv Systems accomplished key website, legal, and technical milestones. Through Ann Arbor SPARK’s Digital Engagement Clinic with Eastern Michigan University, the company accessed marketing interns to support further website development. […]
June 08, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Awards Startup Throdle $25,000 Best of Boot Camp Prize

May 18, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK Reports Startup and Established Business Growth, Results of COVID-Related Grant Activity at Annual Meeting

May 18, 2021

A2GO Autonomous Vehicle Shuttle Service Coming to Ann Arbor in October

April 27, 2021

Kristine Nash-Wong Joins Ann Arbor SPARK as Entrepreneurial Services Manager at its SPARK East Innovation Center in Ypsilanti

Ann Arbor SPARK recently hired Kristine Nash-Wong to run its SPARK East Innovation Center in downtown Ypsilanti. Prior to this role, Nash-Wong served as a marketing strategy consultant to Ann Arbor SPARK’s entrepreneurial services clients, a role she will continue to fill in addition to her management of SPARK East. “Despite the economic challenges presented […]
April 06, 2021

Michigan Angel Community to Host Annual Celebrates Angels Event, Release 2020 Research Report on April 20

March 31, 2021

Business expansions bring high-wage jobs, new investments to Ann Arbor region

March 23, 2021

Ann Arbor SPARK to Manage Statewide Michigan Internship Program

March 09, 2021

A Year Later – SXSW and Michigan House are Back

February 25, 2021

New Eagle Promotes Kevin Alley to VP, Strategy

New Eagle has promoted Kevin Alley to VP, Strategy, to represent his role driving the company’s growth initiatives in the autonomous and electric vehicle markets. New Eagle offers control systems with integrated hardware and software, which give a wide range of companies the ability to control their IP and bring their vehicles to production fast. “Leading companies […]
February 24, 2021

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

February 17, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces nearly 6,000 small businesses across Michigan awarded $52.5 million through Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program

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.