Conversations on Economic Opportunity with Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall is the president and CEO of Bank of Ann Arbor, and he is also the current chair of SPARK’s board of directors. Tim sat down with Paul Krutko to discuss the economy of the region, Bank of Ann Arbor, and the direction he wants to lead SPARK in.  They even touch on those clever Bank of Ann Arbor billboards that dot Ann Arbor. Q&A Paul:  One of the things that we were intrigued about is that you’ve been really innovative in... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Intern Social Program Wraps Up

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Intern Social Program that included organized social outings, a Facebook group and 2-month long scavenger hunt around Ann Arbor has wrapped up. The scavenger hunt contest participants included interns from our 10 participating startup companies, Google and Toyota.  The Scavenger Hunt was organized into three groups of places to visit around Ann Arbor.  The lowest point group included places in Ann Arbor that required a cost to... [Read More...]

Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship Draws Almost 1,000 People to Ann Arbor

This past January, almost 1,000 people traveled to Skyline High School in Ann Arbor for the 12th Annual Collaboration of Entrepreneurship (ACE’12). Representatives from fifteen different organizations, all focused on entrepreneurship and hi-tech start-ups, came together to organize the event. ACE brings together entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, students, government agents and other members of the business community to network, learn... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor Green Fair Continues A2Fiber Momentum

The tenth annual Ann Arbor Green Fair took place on Friday, June 11th along Main Street.  SPARK attended the event in hopes to maintain and increase community support, interest and awareness of the A2Fiber campaign.  The A2Fiber campaign is the community organized initiative created when applying to be chosen by Google to place high speed fiber cables around the city for faster internet.  SPARK teamed up with the University of Michigan and the... [Read More...]