SPARK East Business Incubator
Since its launch in 2008, the SPARK East Business Incubator has become a magnet for innovation-based businesses of every size and description – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to mid-sized companies. Here you’ll find work-ready office facilities equipped with the latest technology. Networking events and educational programs. And because the Incubator is part of the new Eastside Innovation Campus, you’ll have access to an amazing array of business development centers, consulting expertise and educational programs. All concentrated within a two block area of downtown Ypsilanti. All dedicated to your success.
Business Space, Services, and Support
By combining crucial infrastructure with broad spectrum support services, the Incubator provides all the advantages of a dynamic business environment without costly overhead expenses. Tenant resources include:
- 12 cubicles, available with short- or long-term leases
- Designated company phone number - VOIP system
- Private T-1 internet connection
- Full kitchen
- Two conference rooms
- Access to copiers, fax machines, conference rooms, and cleaning services
- Dedicated recruiting staff to identify job candidates
- Nearby free parking
Cost: $250/month for cubicle space
Amenities for Virtual Tenants
For entrepreneurs who do not require full time space, a shared office environment which includes the use of the Incubator’s technology and facilities is available. Privileges include:
- Mail receipt
- Use of conference rooms and networking/hoteling space
215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (8,000 square feet)
Who is eligible?
You are, if (1) your business is an innovation start-up or (2) your company’s technology is applicable to health care,life sciences, biotechnology, or a related field. In addition, the business must be focused on commercialization and based on an idea or technology that has defensible value (e.g., a patent, trade secrets,copyrights, know-how, etc.). For a complete list of criteria, visit our Incubator FAQs.
Submit and Application
Apply now through our Business Accelerator Business Idea Submission form.
If you are interested in learning more about the Incubator and the application process, contact:
Business Accelerator and Incubator Coordinator