Nine Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Support

Nine Michigan companies have received a combined total of more than $478,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to more than $2 million.  The companies received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. “Microloan funding, by design, is that bit of extra support that a company needs to bring a product to market,” said Skip Simms, Ann Arbor SPARK senior vice... [Read More...]

4th Shifting Gears Program Beginning Soon!

Applications for the 4th Shifting Gears Program are due on September 3rd.  Shifting Gears is a 5 month intensive program with 3 phases that help to transition experienced worker’s skills to a small business environment. The purpose of “Shifting Gears” is to increase the success of individuals who want to leverage their career experiences and education to help small businesses grow. Check out SPARK’s first Social Media Press Release... [Read More...]

Buycentives, CIMple Integrations and Local Orbit Awarded Microloans

Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $95,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program.  Buycentives, CIMple Integrations, and Local Orbit received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Microloans available through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program range from $10,000 to $50,000.  To qualify, companies must be a small business located in Michigan, have ownership or license to innovative technology,... [Read More...]