Ann Arbor Start-ups Compete in ‘World’s Largest Business Plan Competition’

TurtleCell won the People's Choice Award at AMIC Several companies that Ann Arbor SPARK provides entrepreneurial services to participated in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Blaze Medical Devices, Ornicept, Patient Provider Communications, Plan Reaction, Showtown, TM3 and TurtleCell all vied for cash prizes in what’s been dubbed “the world’s largest business plan competition.” Helping start-ups accomplish more is something... [Read More...]

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...]

Boston MichAGAIN Reception – Employers Are Top of the Hub!

The MichAGAIN reception took place last night at Top of the Hub – 50th floor of the Prudential Tower overlooking Boston and the harbor. It was a most picturesque setting to talk about the beauty of Michigan – more shoreline than any other state in the U.S., surrounded by inland seas that boast no salt and no sharks – and the hot job market that wants and needs top talent for our driving industries. The 80 plus attendees had stories to share... [Read More...]

Mackinac Policy Conference 2012

By Luke Bonner, VP of Business Development, Ann Arbor SPARK This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and for over 30 years the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Annual Policy Conference has contributed to that fine history. This year’s Mackinac Policy Conference kicked off in grand fashion with the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ann Arbor Spark, Oakland County, Wayne County, and the MEDC announcing a new initiative... [Read More...]

TIME On Accelerating Detroit

There are exciting things happening in Southeast Michigan. TIME blogged about the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) and some of the advances that are taking place. Read more about the acceleration of Detroit on TIME’s recent post.  Read More →

Show Your Love for Detroit

What do you love about Detroit? Terry Bean, founder, Motor City Connect has initiated a movement to move Detroit forward. He wants to get 100,000 people to join in at 3:13 p.m. today to show their love. Read his letter here.  Read More →

Detroit Electric Holdings in AnnArbor.com and mlive.com

AnnArbor.com and mlive.com today posted stories about Detroit Electric Holdings. Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company with close ties to Asian vehicle manufacturers, is searching the Ann Arbor region for office space with plans to hire more than 500 engineers. Read more from AnnArbor.com. Detroit Electric Holdings, a startup electric car company, is searching the Ann Arbor, Michigan, region for office space with plans to hire... [Read More...]