Business Accelerator - Begin the Process

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1.  Submit your business idea.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon submission. A SPARK team member will contact you within 3-5 business days.

2. A SPARK team member will determine if we or a partnering organization have the resources necessary to accelerate an innovation-based business. SPARK Business Accelerator engagement resources may include:

  • Business plan development assistance
  • Entrepreneurial education programs
  • Intellectual property advice
  • Patent acquisition
  • Marketing and business development assistance
  • Assistance in locating potential financing sources
  • Referrals to qualified service providers
  • Management coaching
  • Access to the SPARK Regional Incubator Network
  • Connections to executive and technical talent
  • Business networking opportunities

3. If necessary, a more comprehensive business assessment will be conducted to determine if a full SPARK Business Accelerator engagement is applicable.

4. A SPARK Business Accelerator engagement is a contractual agreement between SPARK and the start-up company. Along with a mutually agreed upon consultant, project parameters, a work plan and a not-to-exceed value will be agreed upon by both parties.

*All SPARK Business Accelerator engagement decisions are at the sole discretion of Ann Arbor SPARK.

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