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Tech companies and incubators hosted downtown A2 Tech Trek Innovation open house on June 17

More than 60 Ann Arbor companies opened their doors to the public on June 17, for the second annual Ann Arbor Tech Trek. Participating companies and organizations showed off their innovations to nearly 2,000 attendees, inspiring the community and highlighting the amazing range of businesses that are thriving in downtown Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor SPARK celebrates region's economic progress, achievements at annual meeting

At its annual meeting in May, Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated 11 years of making the Ann Arbor region an area of innovation. The event featured a keynote by University of Michigan President Dr. Mark S. Schlissel and a recap of economic development milestones from the last year.

SPARK's Paul Krutko authors chapter in new book on innovation economy best practices

Produced by the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Areas of Innovation in a Global World: Concept and Practice is now available for purchase on Amazon. The book features experts from around the world who share insights, criteria for success and practical experience for managers of areas of innovation. The book includes a chapter authored by Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK.

Ann Arbor SPARK's fourth floor takes start-ups to the next level

Ann Arbor SPARK Central Innovation Center’s fourth floor opened its doors last fall as an accelerator space designed for more mature start-ups. The fourth floor offers flexible lease options for an all-inclusive space with conference rooms, breakout rooms and collaboration areas.

CEO Podcast: Vijay Sankaran

During his conversation with President and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK Paul Krutko, Vijay explains his background, from starting to code at a young age, to finishing school at MIT and joining Ford's leadership team, and then being recruited by a mentor to TD Ameritrade. Vijay speaks in depth about TD Ameritrade's talent strategy and how its focus on innovation, data and analytics has proven to be successful.


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