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Ann Arbor Spark

August 13, 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.

SPARK News

  • New Ann Arbor SPARK event series to offer free small business guidance for all industries
    Ann Arbor SPARK is hosting a new, free educational series for small business owners in any industry who are interested in learning new skills and employing best practices. Each session will feature experts sharing their knowledge in areas such as finance, sales, marketing, and accounting. Learn more about ACE.
  • a2Tech360 registration is open!
    Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2Tech360 is a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s spirit of innovation through experiences, conversations, and connections that strengthen and expand the region’s vibrant ecosystem. The events are tailored to a variety of interests and audiences, including entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, job seekers, and the general public.

Mobility News

  • !important Safety demonstrated a patented system to trigger brakes from a smartphone position. “This is the new safety belt,” said Bastien Beauchamp, !important Safety CEO. The new system detects and protects pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchairs, blinds, e-scooters, motorcycles and other vulnerable road users. Watch the video demonstration.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Regional Updates

Food for Thought