The Grommet’s Co-Founder and CEO Jules Pieri to Deliver Keynote Address at ACE ’15

The Grommet’s Co-Founder and CEO Jules Pieri to Deliver Keynote Address at ACE ’15 Product launch platform and startup-to-high-growth company evolution fuel real world insight that Pieri will share with entrepreneurs attending the 15th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE ‘15) ANN ARBOR, MI January 6, 2015 – Michigan born entrepreneur and The Grommet CEO Jules Pieri will draw on her years of experience reshaping how customer products... [Read More...]

News for the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE) 2015

ACE’15 Expects Standing-Room-Only for Entrepreneur Exhibits and Seeks Entries for the ACE Challenge Exhibitors and ACE Challenge winners receive awards, recognition and high-profile exposure to Michigan’s entrepreneurial community The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE) event is Michigan’s premier business showcase for launching entrepreneurs and introducing Michigan business startups and exhibitors to the growing Michigan entrepreneurial... [Read More...]

What Data Really Means: Hitting the Target

Guest Blog : Kelsey Kruzel, MOVE Communications Marketers have a complex relationship with data. At a recent Michigan Marketing Minds event, sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, a panel of local experts tackled the intricacies of tying together data and marketing. Many who work in the marketing field consider themselves “creatives” rather than “number crunchers.” Simply put, data isn’t just a compilation of charts, but an amalgamation of information... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County and A2Y Chamber Launch Virtual Business Advisor

Free Online Tool Offers Business Assessment, Benchmarks and Education Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business Advisor, a self-assessment tool that aims to assist entrepreneurs and early stage businesses as they work towards their next stage of growth. Ann Arbor SPARK was the catalyst for Virtual Business Advisor. In conjunction with QLBS, it developed... [Read More...]

Hertz Alerts Wins Connected Vehicle Hackathon

Ann Arbor SPARK, in collaboration with Redwood City, California based NestGSV, recently hosted a connected vehicle hackathon. The Ann Arbor-based Hertz Alerts team won the Hertz challenge track grand prize, an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle, as well as the Ann Arbor grand prize of $10,000 of business acceleration services from Ann Arbor SPARK and a TK1 development platform from NVIDIA. During the 26-hour event, teams at SPARK Central and NestGSV solved... [Read More...]

Six Entrepreneur Finalists Selected for ACE ’14 Elevator Pitch Competition in Livonia on January 30

The “Final Six” for the legendary ACE Elevator Pitch Competition have been chosen for the 14th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE ‘14) evening program. ANN ARBOR, MI January 21, 2014 – With a thousand attendees expected, the ACE ’14 event is stirring more excitement than ever.  The ACE Elevator Pitch Competition guarantees participants a very high visibility and the opportunity to describe their company’s virtues and potential... [Read More...]

General Atlantic’s Advisory Director Peter Bloom to Deliver Keynote Address at ACE ’14

Extensive risk management, technology development and market making background fuel real world insight that Bloom will share with entrepreneurs attending the 14th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE ‘14) ANN ARBOR, MI January 15, 2014 – Investment banker, technology security expert and philanthropist Peter Bloom, will draw on his years of experience on Wall Street, high tech industry, and social entrepreneurship in his keynote address... [Read More...]

Ten New Breakout Sessions will give ACE ’14 attendees intel on Detroit’s Tech Scene, Funding Resources, Investor Pitching, Prototyping, Entrepreneur War Stories and More

ANN ARBOR, MI December 10, 2013 – ACE ’14, Michigan’s 14th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship event (to be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI.) will feature ten all-new breakout sessions designed to nurture Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Through out the 6 hour event ACE’14 will provide more breakout sessions than ever before. Throughout the 6-hour event, ACE ’14 will provide a larger... [Read More...]

ACE’14 Expects Standing-Room-Only for Entrepreneur Exhibits and Seeks Entries for the ACE Elevator Pitch Competition

ANN ARBOR, MI November 6, 2013 – The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE) event is Michigan’s premier business showcase for launching entrepreneurs and unveiling Michigan business startups and exhibitors to the growing Michigan entrepreneurial community.  ACE’14 will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI., and anticipates more entrepreneurs and exhibits than ever before, and more new companies introduced... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

The FastTrack Award Winners at the 2013 Deals of the Year Awards Ceremony. Photo Credit: Doug Coombe Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of the 2013 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners. “To grow a business is an amazing accomplishment, but to grow it consistently at a rate of 20 percent or more is an achievement worthy of recognition... [Read More...]

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