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Ann Arbor Spark

September 11, 2020

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.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem News

  • A2 BioSocial is back next week, September 15. SPARK is sponsoring with MichBio and miLEAD. Register here
  • Crain’s 40 under 40: Michael Ambrose of DocNetwork and Matthew Johnson-Roberson of Refraction AI included. 

Mobility Updates

Recognition and Honors

  • Congrats to SPARK alum Shamar Herron who was named director of Michigan Works! Southeast this week. Bill Sleight will be retiring at the end of October after leading workforce development for many years in the region. Thanks to Bill for all his work throughout his tenure!

Around the Mitten

  • Governor Whitmer’s administration is launching Futures for Frontliners, which provides free tuition for essential workers.
  • Startup Alerje profiled by MEDC. They’ve worked with SPARK and other SmartZone providers to ramp up. A successful app developer suffering from severe allergies developed a high-tech health management platform to help patients with similar conditions.