WriteSteps Awarded Best of Ann Arbor SPARK’S Boot Camp

Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated the conclusion of its 18th Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception last night at the SPARK Central business incubator.  At the Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp Celebration, WriteSteps was selected as the “Best of Boot Camp” winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan and will receive $5,000 in business consulting services.

L to R: Lee Gorman, WriteSteps; Jan Gensheimer, Boot Camp Director; Suzanne Klein, Write Steps; Amy Cell, Ann Arbor SPARK; Anik Ganguly, Drill instructor (The Gain Group)
L to R: Lee Gorman, WriteSteps; Jan Gensheimer, Boot Camp Director; Suzanne Klein, Write Steps; Amy Cell, Ann Arbor SPARK; Anik Ganguly, Drill instructor (The Gain Group)

Also at the Boot Camp celebration, Tyler Paxton of Are You a Human (AYaH) was awarded “Best Pitch” by the judges.  AYaH is creating and marketing a human authentication applet for use on websites.

Congrats to both companies!

Ten FastTrack Winners Announced at Deals of the Year

On Friday evening at AnnArbor.com’s Deals of the Year celebration, we presented FastTrack awards to 10 regional companies.

Sponsored by Yeo & Yeo, P.C., CPAs & Business Consultants and Arboretum Ventures, FastTrack awards are presented to companies that have demonstrated consistent growth.  Several of the 10 companies that won 2010 FastTrack awards were multiple year winners, demonstrating long-term business growth.

Join us in congratulating our winners:

One Year

Beal Incorporated

Mayaterials, Inc.

Pure Visibility, Inc.

Sensitile Systems

Two Year

Beal Properties, LLC

Caelynx LLC

MedHub, Inc.

Three Year

LLamasoft Inc.

SRT Solutions

Four Year

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