Invest360 – September 20, 2024

Showcasing early-stage companies from southeast Michigan to top regional angel and venture investors.

September 20  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | U–M Golf Course Clubhouse

This event is presented by Ann Arbor SPARK.

Join us at Invest360, SPARK’s annual pitch competition, for a full day of networking, innovative companies, and investor engagement. Invest360 is where Michigan’s investor community gathers to watch a curated group of high-growth companies compete for a $50,000 investment in each of three categories: healthcare, information technology, and mobility. The top three winners then compete for the People’s Choice award and an additional $50,000 investment.

Invest360 offers a unique opportunity to connect with investment and industry leaders. Don’t miss out on this exciting showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship!

Darren Riley, co-founder and CEO of JustAir Solutions accepting a check from Mike Flanagan, vice president of capital programs at Ann Arbor SPARK

Congratulations to JustAir Solutions, Repela Tech, and Curio Genomics for winning their respective categories during the 2023 Invest360! Special recognition to JustAir Solutions for also taking home the People’s Choice award!

The winners of Invest 360 collectively walked away with $200,000 in investment, reaffirming Ann Arbor’s position as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Stay tuned for the speaker lineup and sign up for a2Tech360 emails to get the latest scoop!

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Pitching Companies From Last Year

Last Year’s Keynote Speaker: Daniel Rhodes

Dan Rhodes is a scientist and entrepreneur. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Strata Oncology where he has raised more than $100M to transform cancer treatment with advanced molecular diagnostics. Dan is also a co-founder and Board member of Aclys Bio, an antibody therapeutics company.

Previously, Dan was co-founder and CEO of Compendia Bioscience, a University of Michigan spin-off formed to commercialize his PhD thesis project, Oncomine, a cancer genome data-mining platform. Compendia was acquired by Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher), where Dan then served as VP of Oncology and oversaw the development of cancer sequencing products and companion diagnostic partnerships.

Dan has co-authored 50+ publications and is a co-inventor on 12 patents. In 2022, Dan received the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Award and in 2019, Dan was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest region. Dan currently serves on the Rackham Graduate School Career Pathways Council and has previously served on multiple University of Michigan advisory boards.

Last Year’s Speakers


Kathleen Craig


Margarita Hernandez
Ann Arbor SPARK


Raffaele Mautone
Judy Security


Mykolas Rambus