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Ann Arbor Spark

Preferred Providers

A prosperous business community is one that works together. Connect with other key players in the regional business community and Ann Arbor SPARK’s top supporters.

Education, Technology

Amesite

Ann Arbor, MI

Amesite is an artificial intelligence software firm, building online courses for higher education and uses machine learning to provide a novel, mass customized experience to college learners. Amesite’s customers are universities and colleges, and they are passionate about improving the learner experience and learner outcomes in college courses, and improving colleges’ ability to create and deliver both.

Financial & Capital Services

Bank of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

Founded in 1996, Bank of Ann Arbor is a dynamic, entrepreneurial driven community bank serving Southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Saline and Birmingham. Throughout this time, we have made technology and life science leadership part of our mission. Every account is managed locally by a dedicated banker who assists customers in reaching financial goals. When you see our billboards reading “We love to help”, we mean it. We help organizations that are important to our communities through volunteer hours, sponsorships, and investments. Whether these are local nonprofits, community events, or newly formed tech companies, we love to help.

Energy

DTE Energy Foundation

Ypsilanti, MI

Energy is critical to our quality of life and economic progress. DTE Energy is relied upon 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year to produce, acquire and deliver that energy, whether from traditional sources or from renewable and alternative technologies. That makes us, in a sense, a company that never sleeps. At DTE Energy we believe that we have a greater responsibility. We believe that being part of a community means being involved in the fabric of that community. It means being a force for growth and prosperity in the communities that we serve. The DTE Energy Foundation, the charitable arm of DTE Energy, is integral to that mission.

Education

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

At Eastern Michigan University, we’ve always focused on helping students find their true passion. Founded in 1849 as a small teacher’s college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 21,105 students.

Real Estate

First Martin Corporation

Ypsilanti, MI

First Martin is a full-service commercial real estate firm dedicated to thoughtful development, exceptional management, and extraordinary vision to elevate the future of our guests, our partners, and our community.

Technology

Google

Ann Arbor, MI

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA., Google operates from more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe. It is home to over 400 Googlers, who work across many different areas of Google, including Sales and Operations, Engineering, People Operations, Tech Support, and Marketing. In April 2016, Google Ann Arbor opened its new campus on the north side of Ann Arbor.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

IHA

Ann Arbor, MI

With 2019 marking the 25th anniversary of its founding, IHA has become one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. It employs more than 1,600 staff plus nearly 800 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives who care for approximately 500,000 patients annually. IHA was recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine. The multi-specialty group offers patients extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools across 75 Southeast Michigan locations. IHA is a member of Trinity Health.

Financial & Capital Services

Lake Trust Credit Union

Ann Arbor, MI

Why do you work each day? To us, our jobs are not just something we do to make a living, it’s a way to live. We work to support our members; whether celebrating moments of joy, finding a solution to an obstacle, or offering encouragement through a time of struggle. The worth of our work isn’t measured in dollars and cents, it’s seen in our communities and felt by the people who believe in us.

Technology

NETSCOUT

Ann Arbor, MI

At NETSCOUT, we transform and accelerate the way our customers deliver, deploy, and secure services and applications across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Our ability to distill real-time, precise intelligence from the chaos of unstructured traffic sets us apart throughout our portfolio. We are a world leader in service assurance with application and network assurance solutions, and security assurance with advanced DDoS and Advanced Threat solutions.

Technology

New Eagle

Ypsilanti, MI

New Eagle specializes in mechatronic controls, which are the electronic brains that drive mechanical systems. Some companies ask us to design and build their control systems and custom applications from start to finish, while others turn to us for expert advice and support. Our crew of engineers provides the specialized engineering services your team needs to solve difficult mechatronic control challenges, while our software tools and supply chain offerings provide you with the resources you need to create a reliable control system for your machine, fast.