AIGA Detroit Graphic Designers Donate Services: Two Days of Creative Collaboration

Detroit, Michigan, February 25, 2013 – AIGA Detroit just launched a competition open to Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that contribute to the Detroit tri-county area called impact 48. Impact48’s goal is to bring together the Detroit region’s most talented design professionals to donate their time for 48 hours to help one lucky non-profit to collectively create a new exciting brand. After the two days of creative brainstorming and collaboration,... [Read More...]

A2 Companies Give Their Business Pitches at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Fourteen Ann Arbor region companies participated in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. Three of these companies were finalists and received cash prizes. For the full list of winners, please visit You can view their business pitches in the video below:  Read More →

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 20 percent for the following three years.  To qualify, companies must report 2009 revenues greater than... [Read More...]

Mobile Sign Language Wins EIC Pitch Competion

Mobile Sign Language Systems CEO, Jason Gilbert took home the prize at the Eastside Innovation Campus Business Pitch Competition on June 4th.  Mobile Sign Language Systems has developed smartphone software that translates spoken English into a video of sign language in real time. The software is designed to help deaf people, who often struggle to communicate with their counterparts in the hearing world, most of whom do not know sign language.  Jason... [Read More...]

Business Pitch Competition Finalists Announced

Ann Arbor SPARK announced the five finalists in the Eastside Innovation Campus Business Pitch Competition.  The five finalists are listed below. •   Eco-Fueling will present its proven solution to co-fuel diesel engines with renewable ethanol, targeted at the 6 million diesel trucks, none of which currently use a renewable fuel, on the road today. •   Aeradigm will present its in-rack air condition for data centers.  Over 10,000 US data... [Read More...]

21CJF Update

New information about application content Have you read the FAQ regarding the 21st Century Jobs Fund competition recently?  Here’s the link: Here are some highlights that shed more light on  the RFP. You already know there will be 2 types of loans, a straight loan and a convertible note.  Which will apply to you?  The MEDC says this will be negotiated... [Read More...]