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Ann Arbor Spark

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 17, 2019

It Takes Money Episode 8: Michael Price

Guest: Michael Price
June 14, 2019

SPARK East June Events

June 10, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Awards Celebrate Impressive, Consistent Business Growth

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 29, 2019

A2 Tech Trek, We’re Ready for Ya!

FordLabs is preparing for its third year participating in Tech Trek! This guest blog by Liz Schemanski, senior product designer at FordLabs, shares with us a sneak peek of what attendees can experience on Friday, June 7. Since the inception of FordLabs’ presence in Ann Arbor two years ago, we have been a faithful open […]
May 23, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Presents Third Annual Tech Talk on June 7

May 23, 2019

Urban Development and Smart City Thought Leader John Tolva to Keynote 2019 Ann Arbor SPARK Mobility Summit

May 22, 2019

Tech on the Edge is a Natural Fit for a2Tech360

May 20, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK Partners with TheRide to Provide Complimentary Bus Passes as Part of a2Tech360

To help individuals attend the numerous a2Tech360 series of events happening June 2 – June 10, Ann Arbor SPARK is providing complimentary day passes for TheRide. “Spanning the nine-day period, there are 14 tech-related events hosted throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti,” said Komal Doshi, Ann Arbor SPARK director of mobility programs. “Our goal is to […]
May 17, 2019

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Annual a2Tech360 Returns with Expanded Programming

May 14, 2019

A Decade of Business Acceleration Services in Ypsilanti

While Ann Arbor SPARK is headquartered in downtown Ann Arbor, for more than 10 years it has also operated a business accelerator in the neighboring city of Ypsilanti. This tight-knit college town — home to Eastern Michigan University — offers a vibrant blend of creativity, history, and entrepreneurship. In addition to emerging tech companies like […]
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.