Monday, June 3, 2019
Ann Arbor SPARK East Innovation Center Grand Reopening & Design Jam – 5 to 8 p.m.
Event to welcome the community into our new, renovated accelerator in downtown Ypsilanti. It will feature interactive design demonstrations, organized by DO:BETTER as well as food and drinks. This event is hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Women in IT Leadership Conference – 5:30 to 8 p.m. – FordLabs
The Women in IT Leadership will offer three speakers looking at specific challenges and opportunities women in IT face in their careers. Following the speakers, there will be a Q&A discussion and structured networking. This event is co-hosted by Daysmart Software and Ann Arbor SPARK.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Ann Arbor SPARK’s Mobility Summit – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Graduate Hotel
This event brings together industry, government, academics, and others to discuss the future of mobility, with a focus on emerging autonomous mobility and smart city solutions. The day’s event will also include a tour and reception at the American Center for Mobility. This event is hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.
Tech on the Edge: Electronics and Life Science Tech Expo – 3 to 8 p.m. — MI-HQ
Who says tech has to be only IT?! The Ann Arbor area boasts a growing number of science-based companies that make chemicals, medicines, materials, and devices for the automotive, electronics, environmental and healthcare sectors. Come find out what your neighbors are up to, share your own recent technological and commercial developments and see the diversity of tech companies beyond IT that Ann Arbor offers! The event will feature a keynote speaker, tours of MI-HQ’s wet labs and offices, and companies showcasing their work. The after party includes a BBQ and live music. This event is hosted by MI-HQ.
WXW Summer Shebang – 4 to 6 p.m. – Circ Bar
Celebrate the start of summer with old friends and new at WXW’s Summer Shebang. There’s no agenda, no program – just fun, food and drinks. This event is hosted by the Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Mobility Row – 12 to 7 p.m. – Washington Street between Fifth Street and Division Street
Mobility Row features a range of mobility innovations, from self-driving shuttles to leading-edge connected car technology, enabling attendees to see, first hand, the future of transportation. This event is hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.
Tech Trek – 3 to 7 p.m. – Downtown Ann Arbor
Tech Trek is a walking tour of downtown Ann Arbor’s tech businesses. Through a combination of open house events and interactive demonstrations, the public has the opportunity to learn about exciting tech happening right here in Ann Arbor. This event is hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 – 9, 2019
Hackathon – 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday – NETSCOUT
Ready to take on big challenges with innovative solutions, the inaugural HackA2 will challenge teams of local developers to solve a problem facing our community. Because there is strength in numbers, Ann Arbor SPARK is co-hosting the hackathon with NETSCOUT, Nexient, ITHAKA, and tech[inclusive].
Monday, June 10, 2019
6 to 8 p.m. – University of Michigan Golf Club
The annual FastTrack awards recognize public and private companies headquartered in Washtenaw or Livingston county that achieved consistent growth. New to this year’s event are additional awards for Entrepreneur Boot Camp Award winners and Tech Trek People’s Choice Award winners.
The FastTrack awards are hosted by Ann Arbor SPARK.