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Ann Arbor Spark

June 11, 2021

Weekly Rewind: Ann Arbor’s Business News Recap

A look back on this week’s economic development headlines, announcements, and other share-worthy news from the Ann Arbor region.

In-Person Networking

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • Throdle wins Best of Boot Camp, and a $25,000 check. “Throdle is a dedicated social network connecting the automotive culture through cars, clubs, and experiences. Its app and web-based platform allow members to show off their cars, skills, favorite moments, and awards won.”

Regional Updates

  • An ‘augmented reality’ mural festival kicks off in Detroit — here’s where you can find them all
    You can get a new look at six murals throughout Detroit as part of the Electrifly festival, which uses augmented reality technology via a smartphone app to bring the artwork to life with animations. The free festival, created by Ann Arbor-based BrandXR, kicked off Tuesday and runs through September 4. Ann Arbor SPARK is adopting this technology during a2Tech360 with window posters throughout town, with the hopes of expanding it to the murals around town in coming years.