Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

201 South Division Street,Suite 430,Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2201

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator seeks to advance the economic development of innovation-based early-stage and emerging growth companies located in the Ann Arbor, Michigan region. They offer programs, resources and support to businesses at every stage, from start-ups to larger organizations looking for expansion opportunities.The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Micro Loan Program seeks investments in Michigan-based high-technology start-up companies as they get close to commercial viability by providing access to early-state capital. These funds extend the personal investment of entrepreneurs during the critical time they are preparing for outside investment. The fund targets companies throughout Michigan that are creating new technologies in (1) advanced automotive, manufacturing and materials (2) alternative energy (3) homeland security and defense and (4) life sciences. Loans range from $10,000 to $50,000. Companies must be pre-revenue and have the rights (ownership or license) to innovative technology or be seeking a strong IP position. Loans may not be made to a publicly-held company, but may be utilized to spin technology out of a public company and establish a new private entity. Companies must also have potential for rapid growth and annual sales of over $10 million within 5 years.The Eastern Washtenaw Micro Loan Fund seeks investments in innovative, high-growth start-up companies throughout Michigan's eastern Washtenaw County. The fund focuses on investments in companies as they near commercial viability. The fund looks for companies in the following sectors: (1) advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials (2) alternative energy (3) homeland security and defense (4) the life sciences (5) information technology (6) Web 2.0 and social networking and (7) business-to-business and business-to-consumer technology services and products.The Ann Arbor Micro Loan Fund seeks to invest in innovative, high-growth start-up companies in the city of Ann Arbor as they near commercial viability. The fund looks for companies in the following sectors: (1) advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials (2) alternative energy (3) homeland security and defense (4) the life sciences (5) information technology (6) Web 2.0 and social networking and (7) business-to-business and business-to-consumer technology services and products.

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with decision makers at Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff

Director of Entrepreneurial Services

Director of Research & Business Information

Coordinator, SPARK Central Incubator

Vice President

Vice President, Entrepreneurial Services

Executive Assistant

Professional

Board of Directors

Co-Chair, Fund Services Group at Pepper Hamilton LLP

Chief Executive Officer & Director at McKinley, Inc.

General Manager at Lumigen, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Menlo Innovations LLC

President at Washtenaw Community College (Michigan)

Former Director at Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Accounting Faculty at Eastern Michigan University

Director at Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Paths to Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator
Recent Transactions
Details Hidden

Ford Motor Company, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC purchase Quantum Signal LLC from Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Details Hidden

OvaScience, Inc. purchases Millendo Therapeutics US, Inc. from Frazier Healthcare Partners, Adams Street Partners LLC, New Enterprise Associates, Roche Ventures, 5AM Venture Management LLC, Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator, Osage Partners LLC, Altitude Funds LLC, Octalfa SAS, Renaissance Venture Capital Management, Inc., Longwood Fund Management LLC

Details Hidden

Net@Work, Inc. purchases Inventory Management Solutions LLC from Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator

Transaction Advisors
Escrow Agent

Advised onOvaScience, Inc. purchases Millendo Therapeutics US, Inc. from Frazier Healthcare Partners, Adams Street Partners LLC, New Enterprise Associates, Roche Ventures, 5AM Venture Management LLC, Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator, Osage Partners LLC, Altitude Funds LLC, Octalfa SAS, Renaissance Venture Capital Management, Inc., Longwood Fund Management LLC

Investments
Details Hidden

Shoptelligence, Inc. provides computer related services. Its products and solutions include ecomm, email, bots, inventory, C RM, PIM and customer identity manager solutions. The company was founded by Laura Khoury and Denise Mahnick and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

Details Hidden

Eco-Fueling, Inc. develops and delivers technology that improves fuel consumption and emissions for diesel engines. It uses ECO ignition and injection systems technology for improving the fuel consumption and emissions. The company was founded by Paul Chandler in 2009 and is headquartered in Romulus, MI.

Details Hidden

Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. develops and licenses ultrafast lasers. It offers ultrafast lasers for industrial, scientific, medical and defense applications. The company was founded by Marcos Dantus in 2003 and is headquartered in East Lansing, MI.

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator.