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Ann Arbor Spark

July 11, 2019

Downtown Ypsilanti is the Place to be the First Friday of Every Month

When artists, makers, and doers in Ypsilanti wanted a place to network, sell, and grow, they created one. Established in 2013, First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) showcases artistic creations through a themed walking tour. This community-centric event invites attendees to discover businesses, artists, and spaces that are normally not accessible to the public.  FFY’s theme changes […]
June 17, 2019

It Takes Money Episode 8: Michael Price

Guest: Michael Price
May 30, 2019

Local Businesses Provide Special Offers to A2 Tech Trek Attendees

Throughout the downtown area, restaurants and retailers are showing some love for A2 Tech Trek. Restaurants have decorated their windows and many area businesses have special offers for registered A2 Tech Trek attendees! When you’re in town on Friday, June 7, be sure to visit, shop, and dine locally! These offers are only available for […]
May 13, 2019

It Takes Money Episode 7: Angel Report

Guest: Mike Flanagan It Takes Money is a series of podcasts hosted by Skip Simms featuring angel investors and experts who offer insight on how to invest in startups. In these podcasts we’ll discuss the many aspects of angel investing and why they’re choosing to invest in Michigan.
May 02, 2019

Break Away from the Boardroom

Consider these seven offbeat and dynamic spaces for your next business meeting Ann Arbor is a destination known for its creativity and innovation. For anyone looking for some meeting space away from the office, here are a few recommendations from our friends at Destination Ann Arbor. From executive off-sites and board retreats to more comfy […]
April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Entrepreneurial Services Company of the Year Award Winner: Groundspeed Analytics

April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Legends Award Winner: Duo Security

April 30, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents the 2019 Project of the Year Award Winner: KLA

April 12, 2019

Honda Opens Mobility Collaboration Garage in Ann Arbor

April 09, 2019

It Takes Money Episode 6 with Tim Parker

Guest: Tim Parker It Takes Money is a series of podcasts hosted by Skip Simms featuring angel investors and experts who offer insight on how to invest in startups. In these podcasts we’ll discuss the many aspects of angel investing and why they’re choosing to invest in Michigan.
March 19, 2019

“Growth beats comfort,” and other takeaways from the Workforce Pipeline Summit

March 19, 2019

It Takes Money Episode 5 with Carolyn Cassin

Guest: Carolyn Cassin It Takes Money is a series of podcasts hosted by Skip Simms featuring angel investors and experts who offer insight on how to invest in startups. In these podcasts we’ll discuss the many aspects of angel investing and why they’re choosing to invest in Michigan.
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.