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"I'm back MI" - featuring Kelsey Trabue of FarmLogs

Kelsey Trabue is a creative with an ache for that Michigan magic. After attending Michigan Startup Night a couple of years ago, Kelsey learned about Techstars and immediately knew she wanted to participate. Upon researching, she discovered that she could be a Hackstar.   

Ann Arbor SPARK debuts new, expanded accelerator space

Start-ups that want to be at the heart of Ann Arbor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem now have a new opportunity: Ann Arbor SPARK Central’s new fourth floor accelerator space, designed for more mature start-ups. The expanded incubator meets the demand from entrepreneurs who are no longer early-stage, but still need support before assuming traditional office space.

RetroSense receives FDA clearance to proceed to first-in-human clinical trials

RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, recently announced that its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for RST-001 received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). RetroSense is developing RST-001 for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that leads to the progressive degeneration of rod and cone photoreceptors (cells found in the retina that sense light), resulting in severe vision loss and blindness. 

Nexient taps talent to support growth, will add 150 jobs in coming year

Being able to hire top-tier tech talent has been a definite factor in Nexient’s success in Ann Arbor. Nexient is the largest domestic pure-play technology services provider in the U.S. and delivers Agile software development at scale and at value. Nexient helps its client respond with speed and agility to their market needs, helping them to stay competitive in their market. 

CEO Podcast: Dr. Craig Labovitz

Dr. Craig Labovitz is CEO and co-founder of Deepfield, a fast-growing, innovative software company in Ann Arbor. During his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Dr. Labovitz explains how technology has changed over the past two decades and how Deepfield is helping build, manage and optimize some of the largest networks in the world. He also discusses why Ann Arbor is the perfect place for his business. 


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