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Ann Arbor Spark

April 30, 2018

Dexter native returns home, bringing a little of Silicon Valley with him

April 25, 2018

Accelerating Your Speed to Market

April 23, 2018

2017 Michigan Angel Activity Executive Summary

Angel investment data is hard to gather. Nationally, regionally, or in-state — it’s just plain hard to get. There is a lengthy list of reasons, all understandable, but it’s important data to try and document. It’s important our policymakers understand the significant role high net worth individuals play in our economy. Small businesses are the […]
April 23, 2018

Ypsilanti DIY Spirit Expands to Technology

April 20, 2018

Applied Dynamics Releases ADEPT Framework and Introduces the “New ADI”

April 18, 2018. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applied Dynamics (ADI) today announced the commercial release of the ADEPT Framework. The ADEPT Framework is a cyberphysical computing and data handling software platform deployed at 14 of the global top 35 aerospace and defense companies with customers including General Dynamics, Gulfstream, Boeing, Rolls-Royce PLC, NASA, US Navy, US […]
April 19, 2018

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Office

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Office ANN ARBOR, MI – Arbor Research Collaborative for Health announces a groundbreaking ceremony on May 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. for their new corporate headquarters located in Domino’s Farms Office Park at the intersection of US-23 and M-14. The planned two-story 49,500 square foot building […]
April 19, 2018

Recognized in April, Community Colleges Make Contributions Year-Round

April 17, 2018

SPARK Honors Regional 2017 Business Growth and Success at Annual Meeting

In 2017, Ann Arbor SPARK’s business development team helped 40 leading companies expand, attract incentives, and receive support in finding talent. These businesses have a positive impact on our region’s economic vitality. Ann Arbor SPARK recognized these efforts at its 2018 annual meeting, attended by 350 area business visionaries and leaders.  
April 17, 2018

2018 Volunteer of the Year: Mandy Grewal, Pittsfield Charter Township Supervisor

Volunteer of the Year Mandy Grewal, supervisor of Pittsfield Charter Township, is a community volunteer whose work and leadership has a significant impact on the Ann Arbor region. In addition to serving on Ann Arbor SPARK’s executive committee, she co-chairs its public sector committee. She also serves on the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s executive […]
April 17, 2018

2018 Project of the Year: FordLabs, Lear, and NAVYA

The Project of the Year was awarded to three companies whose combined contributions to the region’s economy prove that Ann Arbor is the nation’s epicenter for mobility. In 2017, FordLabs and Lear established innovation offices focused on software and mobility in downtown Ann Arbor. French-based NAVYA chose Saline for its first manufacturing facility for its […]
April 17, 2018

2018 Entrepreneurial Services Company of the Year: SkySpecs

Entrepreneurial Services Company of the Year SkySpecs is the first and only provider of completely automated wind turbine blade inspections using a drone and highly intuitive software that allows for repeatability, high-quality data, and safer inspections. Ann Arbor SPARK has worked with SkySpecs since its inception when it participated in Entrepreneur Boot Camp in 2012. […]
April 17, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Celebrates Region’s Economic Progress, Achievements at Annual Meeting

At its annual meeting, Ann Arbor SPARK honored leading regional businesses and released its annual report as well as announced its new A2Tech360 program. The annual meeting also featured Ann Arbor SPARK’s annual board chair awards as well as a keynote address by The Ralph Wilson, Jr. Foundation president and CEO David O. Egner. A […]