Stakeholder Sponsors

A2Y Chamber of Commerce

The Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is a 1,300-member community organization that actively facilitates, educates and advocates on behalf of its members through our services and programs. Chamber member offerings include numerous networking opportunities and events, educational seminars, leadership development, special offers to Chamber members from Chamber members and access to health insurance. The Chamber offers multiple ways to get your business noticed: submit a press release to be posted in the news section of our homepage, sponsor an event, attend monthly programs, join a committee or find other businesses to interact with in our Member Directory.

Ann Arbor SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK will advance the economy of the Ann Arbor region by establishing the area as a desired place for business expansion and location... by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations.

Arboretum Ventures

Arboretum Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Founded in 2002, the firm manages $235 million in capital and has invested in more than 30 companies, five of which have exited with an aggregate valuation of approximately $1 billion. These successes have positioned Arboretum Ventures’ first two funds as top-quartile performers according to recognized industry benchmarks.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Arboretum invests throughout the United States, but with a preference for Midwest opportunities. Our team targets capital efficient companies that can meaningfully reduce healthcare costs in our areas of expertise: devices, diagnostics, services, and IT. We are actively seeking new investments for Arboretum Ventures III, a $138 million fund raised in 2011.

Bank of Ann Arbor

It is the mission of Bank of Ann Arbor to be a dynamic, growing and sustainable community bank that is the premier financial institution within the markets it operates; it will be owned by individuals in its markets, managed locally, and responsive to the needs of its communities. The Bank will serve and partner with its customers and communities to achieve their financial goals through high quality products delivered by energized employees and through community service comprised of donations, time, and leadership. Our shareholders will achieve superior long-term value; our employees are valued and will work in a culture that invests in their development and rewards their positive contributions.

Bodman PLC

Bodman's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team helps startup and emerging companies address the broad range of issues they face when trying to form and grow a business.

We are partners that can help choose the optimal business structure for your organization, secure and negotiate equity or debt financing, handle employment concerns related to employees and independent contractors, and craft an IP strategy that protects your company's assets.

As business advisors, we also understand the non-legal, commercial and strategic side of your business.  We provide pragmatic, down-to-earth advice that is aimed to place you in the best position for future success. 

Our Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team has worked with companies in a wide set of industries such as software, automotive, biotechnology, aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, publishing, restaurant, security, and telecommunications and more.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software and medical devices. 

Brown & Brown

Brown & Brown is an independent insurance intermediary that through its licensed subsidiaries provides a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services to corporate, public entity, institutional, trade, professional, association and individual clients.

Our corporate culture is built on vision, speed, agility and strength that allows us to thrive in the very competitive insurance environment. This unique culture has enabled us to quickly chase down new opportunities, adapt our products and services to best meet market demands, and satisfy our many and varied clients.

Detroit Development Fund

Detroit Development Fund is a non-profit organization and a certified community development financial institution formed with a mission to assist in the revitalization of economically distressed areas in the city of Detroit. Detroit Development provides loans and technical assistance to small business owners, developers, building owners, contractors, and subcontractors who are unable to acquire certain levels of capital necessary from traditional financing sources. We deliver our products and services with the goals of revitalizing businesses and neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan, creating economic equity, and promoting a healthy environment.

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Dykema is distinguished by our cost-effective and collaborative partnerships with our clients. We deliver practical, results-oriented counsel earning accolades from clients nationwide for our efforts on their behalf in the courtroom and in the boardroom.  

We are focused on delivering outstanding results and we strive, at every level, to develop relationships with our clients built on trust and mutual respect. Unparalleled client service is at the heart of our approach to the practice of law. That focus has been a cornerstone of our success for the past 85 years. We hire the best and the brightest talents and instill in all a commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and the achievement of their business and legal goals. 

Hooper Hathaway

Local law firm - business set up, advice, employment issues, immigration issues, contracts, sales and distribution agreements, shareholder/member issues, taxation, estate planning, start-ups. We want to help you succeed. Call us at 734-662-4426

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