Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Re-cap!

This past November, Ann Arbor SPARK staff participated in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). AMIC is a 3-day business plan competition highlighting Michigan’s most innovative companies, most of whom are poised to create an immediate economic impact within our state. With this year being the second year of the competition, it was exciting to see how …

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SPARK’s Business Development Team Heads to San Jose

Greetings from San Jose! Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Development team has arrived in California this week on a business and talent attraction trip surrounding the MichAGAIN campaign that is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. We are hosting three events during our stay in the San Jose area and have meetings set up with …

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Live Event Streaming Kicks Off This Week!

We’re excited to kick off our live event Web streaming this week with three great events: Marketing Roundtable on September 13, BioArbor on September 14, and Deal Structures on September 15. The Marketing Roundtable, from 5:30-7 p.m., is on how to turn customers and stakeholders into advocates. Join consumer and business marketing experts as they …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Hosts White House Business Council Roundtable!

Last week we hosted a White House Business Council Roundtable at our very own SPARK East facility in Ypsilanti.  The roundtable is a part of an ongoing series of roundtables that are hosted all over the country with the goal to bring together business leaders to hear about what is going on with the administration …

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MichAGAIN event in D.C. gathers large crowd

     What do you get when you mix a handful of Michiganders and 125+ alums from the great state? An amazing night filled with networking, laughs, rivalry talk and memories. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s MichAGAIN Campaign was in full effect last night at Policy Lounge in Washington DC. The group of state and local …

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FastTrack Award Applications Open Until October 15

Ann Arbor SPARK is now accepting applications for the 2010 FastTrack business awards.  Applications are due by October 15.  Click here to apply. FastTrack awards are presented to companies with consistent records of growth. For the 2010 FastTrack awards, companies are required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2006, and average growth of …

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Join us for our new series: Business Law & Order

On September 20, we’re kicking off our newest series in our Entrepreneur Education & Training Resources: Business Law and Order.  The nine-session series will give entrepreneurs insight into important legal issues surrounding company formation and growth. Topics planned for Business Law & Order include: Business structure Intellectual property Doing business overseas. Compensating founders Hiring employees …

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Local Entrepreneur Launches T-Shirt Company

University of Michigan basketball star and co-captain turned local entrepreneur, David Merritt has announced that he’s starting a new line of “feel good” t-shirts.  The IMU Brand t-shirts not only feature street-savvy designs but also boast a community give-back component, where proceeds from the launch event will be donated to Mott Children’s Hospital, employees of …

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