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Ann Arbor Spark

June 25, 2019

Momentum is building in Michigan: What a2Tech360 Teaches about the Current State of Tech and Ann Arbor

June 20, 2019

a2Tech360: In Pictures

June 19, 2019

Shepherd Lock Launches on Kickstarter Bringing Secure, Keyless Entry to Homeowners

Designed with safety as a top priority, Shepherd Lock aims to provide people with the most convenient and secure way to access their home Ann Arbor, Michigan. — Today, Shepherd Lock, a new keyless smart lock for the home, launches on Kickstarter. Shepherd Lock uses the same technology found in the automotive industry and is […]
June 18, 2019

Angel Investment is on the Rise in Michigan

Angel investment is a key driver of entrepreneurial and economic growth The Michigan Angel Community recently released its 2018 angel activity report and the numbers are encouraging. Here were some of the key finding for 2018: This was the second annual report produced by the Michigan Angel Community, a statewide initiative designed to increase angel […]
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

The KLA 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 — 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.