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Ann Arbor Spark

July 01, 2021

Ypsi 9th Hour Provides Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals with After Work Social Scene

July 11, 2019

Downtown Ypsilanti is the Place to be the First Friday of Every Month

When artists, makers, and doers in Ypsilanti wanted a place to network, sell, and grow, they created one. Established in 2013, First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) showcases artistic creations through a themed walking tour. This community-centric event invites attendees to discover businesses, artists, and spaces that are normally not accessible to the public.  FFY’s theme changes […]
June 14, 2019

SPARK East June Events

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 […]
January 24, 2019

Ypsilanti’s Growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Welcomes Back Office Studio

March 13, 2018

Colleges building community: How EMU and WCC give back to Ypsi

March 07, 2018

Ypsi’s Massage Mechanics expands, moves from Depot Town to downtown

February 16, 2017

White Pine Technology Awarded Innovate Ypsi Grant to Add IT Infrastructure, Fiber to Historic Building

January 19, 2017

American Center for Mobility designated by US Department of Transportation as national automated vehicle proving ground

December 30, 2016

Ann Arbor SPARK and Deepgram Launch New AI Meetups in Ypsi

Ann Arbor SPARK and Deepgram’s first employee, Dr. Adam Sypniewski, are working together to bring a new series of meetups to Ypsilanti. The events are focused on making connections between high tech professionals in eastern Washtenaw County, and will be held at SPARK East on January 24, February 21, and March 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. The […]
August 01, 2016

Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Landline Creative Labs’ Development of Historic Ypsi Site

YPSILANTI, MICH. — With support from the Innovate Ypsi program from Ann Arbor SPARK, funded by Washtenaw County, Landline Creative Labs is redeveloping the former Michigan Bell Telephone building in downtown Ypsilanti. The space will become a mixed-use development, featuring high-quality office space for creative professionals as well as a restaurant.  A podcast detailing the […]
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.