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...]

Top 5 reasons the University of Michigan’s student entrepreneurial movement matters

As featured on annarbor.com December 7, 2009 by Nathan Bomey Here’s AnnArbor.com’s Top 5 reasons why the University of Michigan’s student entrepreneurial movement matters to the Ann Arbor region. 1. U-M is putting dollars behind it. The Center for Entrepreneurship recently collaborated with various partners to establish TechArb, a permanent student business incubator in the McKinley Towne Centre next to Google and Ann Arbor SPARK. 2.... [Read More...]

SPARK East Incubator Profile: WhereToFindCare.com

WhereToFindCare.com LLC is a Michigan-based startup that seeks to empower people in health care decision-making. Because there are so many choices for health care today, the firm offers a free website that combines quality and satisfaction data of many different types of health care facilities and presents them in a clear, concise format which eases patients’ decision making process. It allows patients, families and visitors to rate and review the... [Read More...]

SPARK East Incubator Tenant Spotlight: LaVision, Inc.

Since its launch in 2008, the SPARK East Business Incubator has become a magnet for innovation-based businesses – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to mid-sized companies, including LaVision, Inc. SPARK East business incubator tenants such as LaVision have access to work-ready office facilities equipped with the latest technology. Networking events and educational programs are also available, such as attending a monthly meeting with the SPARK Entrepreneur... [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...]

MLSIC Incubator Company Profile: Milad Pharmaceutical Consulting, LLC

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC) — southeastern Michigan’s newest home for innovation-based business — welcomes Milad Pharmaceutical Consulting, LLC to its life science incubator. Milad offers clients pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis. Pharmacodynamics explores what a drug does to the body, whereas pharmacokinetics explores what the body does to the drug. The company also offers clinical pharmacology expertise and... [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...]

Welcome to the SPARK East Open House

SPARK East is hosting its official open house. This business incubator blends affordable office space, essential business services and business development guidance to new businesses. SPARK East is the third business incubator in SPARK’s Regional Incubator Network.  Our other incubators include the Michigan Life Science Innovation Center north of downtown Ann Arbor and SPARK Center, located on Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor. Our press conference... [Read More...]

Eastern Leaders group has ambitious plans for 2009

Hoping to build on the success of the Spark East business incubator, the Eastern Leaders group unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday for 2009 that includes training workers for new jobs, launching a micro-loan program and developing a land bank. Read the Ann Arbor News article  Read More →

SPARK East Awarded $250,000 Grant

Washtenaw County, in partnership with Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, has been selected by the Michigan Strategic Fund to receive an award of $250,000 in grant funding through MEDC and the state of Michigan. The grant will support SPARK East, the third business incubator in SPARK’s Regional Incubator Network; located at 215 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, SPARK East offers affordable office space, and critical start-up services,... [Read More...]

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