Ann Arbor SPARK awarded $500,000 from the MEDC for SPARK East Incubator

Ann Arbor SPARK was recently awarded $500,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) 21st Century Jobs Fund. The funding will support the Ann Arbor SPARK East business incubator. “MEDC support for Ann Arbor SPARK’s East incubator extends and enhances opportunities for start-ups throughout the region,” said Paul Krutko, president and CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK. “Business incubators play an important role... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Incubator Clients Awarded $650,000 Business Funding

The Ann Arbor SPARK Foundation recently presented the winners of the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition with their cash awards.  The competition’s grand prize of $500,000 in cash was awarded to DeNovo Sciences and the competition’s $150,000 prize was awarded to Fusion Coolant Systems. DeNovo Sciences accepts their award at the Michigan Life Sciences Innovation Center. “DeNovo Sciences and Fusion Coolant Systems highlight how having... [Read More...]

SPARK East Incubator Tenant Spotlight: LaVision, Inc.

Since its launch in 2008, the SPARK East Business Incubator has become a magnet for innovation-based businesses – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to mid-sized companies, including LaVision, Inc. SPARK East business incubator tenants such as LaVision have access to work-ready office facilities equipped with the latest technology. Networking events and educational programs are also available, such as attending a monthly meeting with the SPARK Entrepreneur... [Read More...]

Eastern Leaders group has ambitious plans for 2009

Hoping to build on the success of the Spark East business incubator, the Eastern Leaders group unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday for 2009 that includes training workers for new jobs, launching a micro-loan program and developing a land bank. Read the Ann Arbor News article  Read More →