Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Announced

The Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan, a new region-wide network for building and retaining new business in southeast Michigan, today announces the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, an international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity. read more>>  Read More →

New Economy Initiative Awards $3 Million to Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan

This picture is from the press conference announcing the new Business Accelorator Network for Southeast Michigan The announcement of the new Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan, a region-wide collaborative effort dedicated to attracting and retaining business in southeast Michigan, took place on Monday, June 21st.  The  New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, an innovative philanthropic effort to accelerate the transition... [Read More...]

Voi!- Recent Coverage for Local Company eNcipient

Local company, eNcipient, LLC is an energetic product development company. They’ve combined personalized style, protection, and function to create the most revolutionary iPhone case yet. The recently released Voi! iPhone case has received rave reviews. Read about them.  Read More →

SPARK Central Incubator Profile: Mobatech

SPARK Central incubator client, Mobatech, is dedicated to designing and developing cutting-edge mobile phone software focusing on creating innovative lifestyle and personal productivity applications, which integrate into customer’s everyday lives. Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Greg Schwartz in April 2003, Mobatech has been at the forefront of the mobile technology boom and continues to push the envelope in its development of cutting edge... [Read More...]

Spark East Incubator Profile: RealKidz

Although best known for its technology and science innovation-based tenants, the Spark East business incubator has amongst them, an apparel design, manufacturing and retail company. RealKidz, Inc. is a direct sales company that makes a line of age-appropriate clothing for 5-12-year-old girls specializing in above average as well as average sizing. It has a direct-marketing model similar to that of Mary Kay or Pampered Chef. Mothers and daughters take... [Read More...]

Business Incubator Company Profile: Hygieia, Inc.

Ann Arbor SPARK welcomes Hygieia, Inc. to SPARK Central, the Ann Arbor business incubator. Founded in 2008, Hygieia, Inc. is developing an endocrinologist-to-go, called Private-Doc, a glucose meter with unique software that interprets a patient’s blood sugar data.  This allows the patient to change insulin dosages right away rather than waiting to be assessed by a physician.  By managing their own dosage changes with Private-Doc, diabetics can... [Read More...]

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/  Read More →

Entrepreneur Boot Camp Reunion

We recently held our first Entrepreneur Boot Camp Reunion. It was primarily a networking event where sixty campers and mentors shared their experiences with entrepreneurship. We had representatives from some of the earliest camps going back to 2002. Based upon the feedback from this event, we decided that we should hold an annual reunion as the participants value the opportunity to continue to network with other campers and mentors. One of your suggestions... [Read More...]

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