Virta Laboratories Wins Ann Arbor SPARK’s Best of Boot Camp

Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK’s 24th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated Boot Camp participants’ pitches. As Best of Boot Camp winner, Virta Labs received membership to the New Enterprise Forum …

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PlanReaction Wins Ann Arbor SPARK’s Best of Boot Camp

PlanReaction was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK’s 23rd Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. PlanReaction was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated Boot Camp participants’ pitches. As Best of Boot Camp winner, PlanReaction received membership to the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and a NEF coaching …

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Possibilities for Change Launches Nationwide Survey, Plans to add Jobs.

Possibilities for Change, a company leveraging University of Michigan developed technology, has recently announced the nationwide launch of a simple, 21-question survey designed to save young lives. It’s results alert school counselors, medical practitioners and social workers to risky behavior, paving the way to conversations that change how adolescents act.  The company also plans to …

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Former Pre-Seed Funding Company Receives Venture Capitol Investment

Tangent Medical Technologies, a recipient of Pre-Seed Capital Funding in 2010 through Ann Arbor SPARK, has recently secured 4.5 million in venture capital to bring their product to market. This funding will accelerate the commercialization of Tangent’s medical device, the NovaCath™, which is designed to replace the intravenous drug systems that are currently used in …

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Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneur Boot Camp

We’re now accepting applications for fall Entrepreneur Boot Camp. This 18th installment of the popular program will be held November 4-5, 2010 at Kensington Court in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a biannual event that offers two days of business planning and preparation designed to help early stage technology businesses increase …

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Another Successful Boot Camp

Despite our extensive experience, we got a tremendous amount of knowledge, insight and constructive feedback from the drill instructors, mentors and speakers who conducted the BOOT CAMP program along with our fellow campers. ( there are always opportunities to sharpen your skills and increase your knowledge) The BOOT CAMP has forced our team to focus our efforts more clearly on the launch of our new spin off company Nanomag LLC. Another benefit of the camp is some great networking opportunities with both current and past BOOT CAMPERS that we continue to foster and follow up on. The quality of the program in terms of content and the expertise of the instructors are exceptional. We are very fortunate to have SPARK and it’s extensive support programs available to entrepreneurs in the Ann Arbor area. We will definitely take full advantage of SPARK’s assistance as we continue on our journey to sustainable commercial success as a new company. Steve

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SPARK Boot Camp – A Camper’s Retrospective

Sharpened focus, expanded network and accelerated execution. Everyone with a business idea loves to talk about it.  They talk and talk!  Few actually take action. At the beginning of 2008 Dylan Imre and I came up with the idea of creating a business around software for prediction markets.  One of the earliest actions we took  …

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Getting the Strategy Right

Business in a fiercely competitive world demands focusing on an area where battles can be won. The right strategy and people makes winning those battles possible. Ann Arbor SPARK has developed many educational programs which are geared to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their business. Entrepreneurs  Boot Camp, now in its fifteenth session is an …

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Entrepreneur Boot Camp Applications Available

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Accelerator is now accepting applications for its next Entrepreneur Boot Camp, scheduled April 23-24. Teams interested in participating in the two-day business planning and preparation event must submit applications by March 30, 2009. For more info, check out http://www.annarborusa.org/start-ups/boot-camp/

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