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Ann Arbor Spark

February 27, 2019

New Location. More Mobility. Ann Arbor SPARK Returns to SXSW


We’re packing our bags once again and heading to Austin for SXSW 2019. Joining our friends at Michigan House for the second year, there’s a ton of great events and programming lined up. We hope you’ll carve some time out of your busy schedule to hang with us!

About Michigan House

Michigan House is the Great Lake State’s experiential embassy to SXSW. This year, we have a new location at The Refinery — just a few blocks away from the convention center.

Michigan House has established itself as the place where global enterprise, government, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, musicians, and more come together to defy rustbelt expectations.

Friday, March 8 | SXSW Startup Crawl at Michigan House

During this tour of Austin’s startup community, Michigan House is adding some short programming between the networking. Be sure to check out Grow Blue: The Startup Ecosystem in A2 at 6:15 p.m. featuring Ann Arbor SPARK along with our friends from Amesite,  Cahoots, Derq, and Groove.id.

Saturday, March 9 | Michigan Mobility Day

Michigan is at the epicenter of mobility innovation, and much of that is happening in the Ann Arbor region. Join us at Michigan House for a full day of programming, and we especially hope you’ll check out the Public/Private Partnerships panel at 5:00 p.m. featuring Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO:

The next ten years are going to require massive efforts of coordination between government and private entities to deliver on the promise of changing mobility technologies. Questions of cost, safety, and access are just a few of the issues that are sure to test those relationships every step along the way. This panel will explore existing examples in Michigan of the type of public/private collaborations that are going to be necessary to create a mobility future that benefits us all.

Stick around for the Michigan Mobility Mixer that starts immediately afterward.

SXSW Jobs Market

This year, Ann Arbor SPARK, the Detroit Regional Chamber, Hello West Michigan, Lansing 501, and SW Michigan First are partnering with Michigan House at the SXSW Jobs Market from March 10-12. A convenient meeting spot for innovative thinkers and equally innovative companies, the Job Market enables professionals to match their skills with 21st century, cutting-edge employers. Come visit the Michigan House Talent Booth and chat with our Ann Arbor experts!

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