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.

Ann Arbor State Bank

At Ann Arbor State Bank, we believe that the best banking relationships are built on trust, founded on tradition, and dedicated to a higher level of personal service. We remember when business was conducted with a handshake and strive to deliver that same philosophy of trust and integrity today. But we go even further. By listening to your needs, we have created a portfolio of traditional and not-so-traditional financial solutions — supported by powerful technology and backed by the personal focus that we both agree is our most valued asset.

Because we are locally owned and managed, we are also uniquely qualified and committed to serving the financial needs of our local business and professional communities. As your financial partner, we are invested — and have a vested interest — in your success.

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.

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.

Eastern Michigan University Center for Entrepreneurship

Established in 1986, in the College of Business, EMU's Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) strives to enhance a culture of entrepreneurship in the EMU community by supporting a strong entrepreneurship curriculum and offering a variety of co-curricular programs. The CFE also encourages local entrepreneurship by engaging EMU students and faculty in innovation, business creation and growth in southeast Michigan.

Academic Curriculum

This includes a major in entrepreneurship for College of Business (COB) students pursuing a bachelor's in business administration (B.B.A) program, a minor in entrepreneurship for students outside the COB, graduate certificate (both face-to-face and online) in entrepreneurship for anyone with a bachelor's degree and finally, a specialization in entrepreneurship for master's in business administration students.

Skandalaris Business Plan Competition

University (and high school) students compete in separate categories for a chance at thousands in prize money, with the top three placers presenting their plans at the Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference in February. All EMU students are eligible to compete and we happily accept plans that are part of a group project for class. 

 

Michigan Angel Fund

The Michigan Angel Fund is the largest angel group in our state. We invest in Michigan only tech start-ups that are capital efficient and have sales revenue or near revenue.

Office Evolution/ Ann Arbor

Office Evolution Ann Arbor is a business center where professionals work alongside other like minded professionals.  Clients enjoy the included amenities such as coffee, tea and water.  They enjoy access to a high-quality printer, scanner, copier.  

 

Check out what is like to be in an ideal Ann Arbor location, in a professional business setting without the expensive overhead, upkeep and maintenance of a traditional office.

 

We offer private dedicated offices, large and small conference rooms, a co-working space that offers both space for networking and space to be apart from the group when needed.  We offer flexible terms and simple pricing structures. 

 

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.

Rehmann

Rehmann Robson, Rehmann Consulting, Rehmann Financial and Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services form a synergistic collection of business services that make up Rehmann. Through these subsets, we offer services in the areas of tax, accounting, assurance, business consulting, wealth management and corporate investigative services. Rehmann is also an independent member of Nexia International allowing us to provide a global approach for our clients.

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