In an article published last week, Concentrate offers a great look at David Merritt, a young entrepreneur who founded I Miss You, or IMU. IMU is an apparel company that fulfills David’s dream of blending business savvy with community commitment and service. In the article, writer Jon Zemke offers that David is exactly the type …
Area Development awarded Michigan a Silver Shovel award for success in job creation and positive economic impact.
Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Alley, TechTown and the Macomb-OU INCubator announced Monday the creation of the new Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan.
InPore received the first SmartZone Award sponsored by the Michigan SmartZones and funded through the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund and administered by SPARK. InPore beat out 84 companies statewide with their impressive business plan, entrepreneurial experience of their management team and its ability to raise funds.
Ann Arbor is named on of the five best places to retire by CNNMoney.com.
Ann Arbor was ranked the 4th best city for families by Parenting Magazine.
Grand River and NanoBio both received national press on Friday in USA Today and BioSpace.
The A2Fiber Campaign momentum was continued at the Green Fair asking attendees where they would take Google if they came for a visit.
A great article on AnnArbor.com features SPARK CEO Mike Finney discussing his presentation to the Innovative Cities Conference. Finney will talk about talent as a key driver of economic development at the conference, which is focused on best practices in urban development. Ann Arbor is one of only six cities in the U.S. invited to …
NanoBio Corporation and Grand River, both Ann Arbor Companies were awarded five year MEGA tax credits by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan.
Akervall Technologies, Blaze Medical Devices, Ellison Corp. and Waste Water Heat Transfers Systems received Michigan Microloans to support the commercialization of their core products.
Mobile Sign Language Systems was announced as the winner of the Eastside Innovation Campus Business Pitch Competition.
NextCAT was chosen as the winner of "Best of Boot Camp."
Eco-Fueling, Aeradigm, Mobile Sign Language Systems LLC, Urobiologics and Own announced as Eastside Innovation Campus Business Pitch Competition finalists.
SPARK new Board of Directors include Dr. Susan W. Martin and John Hieftje as well as Elliot Forsyth, Jan Garfinkle, Leigh R. Greden, Verna McDaniel, Michael Staebler and Maria Thompson to the executive committee.
Inventure Enterprises, LED Optical Solutions and RiserCam received a collective $121,000 from the Michigan Microloan Fund Program.
Five innovation-based entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses for a chance to win incubator space & business acceleration services on June 4 at SPARK East. The business pitch competition, hosted in conjunction with EIC, the Eastside Innovation Campus, will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The competition winner, as judged by a panel of noted funding and business …