The greater Ann Arbor region’s business culture is best described as Silicon Valley with Midwest values. The people who choose to work and live here recognize the value that strong business activity has on the region, from job creation to local investments. You’ll find open doors when you reach out to local officials and other business leaders — all of whom are committed to attracting new business to the region.

We also have active business groups that meet regularly to further develop skills and connections.


Downtown tech companies worked together to create one online space to collect information on companies, share community events and meetups, and post jobs. All information below is also included at


The meetup culture in Ann Arbor is open and flourishing. Below is a selection of meetup groups in the area. A full list of coder groups, maker groups, un/conferences, and hackathons is available online.

Other Ways to Get Started

• Join the Made in A2 Slack channel to meet people in the early-stage community
• Participate in a2Tech360
• Drop in or join a coworking space to spend time with entrepreneurs and startups
• Consider sponsoring a meetup or event series