The SPARK Business Accelerator does exactly what the name implies: it speeds up the development of start-ups in the region with a variety of valuable services. It is a great business resource designed to help launch your business by shortening the time required to attract capital, customers, and other resources.
Building a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment to further economic development in the Ann Arbor region is all about working together and sharing a vision. Whether you need business introductions, site selection assistance, start-up grants, start-up consulting, or the basics of how to start a business, Ann Arbor USA has the resources you need. Unique services designed to mentor and accelerate start-up businesses are available through the SPARK Business Accelerator.
We encourage you to take advantage of the many free and low-cost resources available to help the launch and development of your innovation-based business start-up. All of the programs and services outlined below are available through Ann Arbor SPARK.
Ann Arbor SPARK offers a number of training programs and educational and networking events to help you move to the next level of your start-up business.
Qualifying start-ups can apply for and may be eligible to receive a SPARK Business Accelerator engagement. A SPARK Business Accelerator engagement funds consulting and business development services.
If you need business or incubator space, SPARK can help you. Our incubators provide physical space, essential business services and business development guidance – at lease rates that are affordable for start-up companies.
There are many forms of funding and incentives available for start-ups. We'll provide you with a snapshot of the state and federal programs offered to qualified businesses.
If you are launching a new business and would like to apply for services from Ann Arbor SPARK, complete the Business Idea Submission Form and you'll hear from a SPARK representative.
SPARK has provided assistance to many businesses in the form of acceleration services, loans and business development assistance. Take a look at the many companies who make up our portfolio.
In addition to the services SPARK has to offer, you'll find that the Ann Arbor region is rich in entrepreneurial resources. From consulting and education opportunities to networking and funding sources, you'll find the help you need in the Ann Arbor region.