Ann Arbor SPARK Accepting Applications for Fall Entrepreneur Boot Camp

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Ann Arbor SPARK is now accepting applications for fall Entrepreneur Boot Camp. In this 18th installment of the popular program, to be held November 4-5, 2010 at Kensington Court in Ann Arbor, Entrepreneur Boot Camp participants will receive intensive business coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and experts.

“Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp program has a proven track record of helping companies get started on the right path,” said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK CEO and president. “Past participants include Compendia Bioscience, Current Motor Company and Menlo Innovations.”

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a biannual event that offers two days of business planning and preparation designed to help early stage technology businesses increase their chances for attracting additional funding, finding resources and achieving success. A unique combination of hands-on learning and one-on-one mentoring, the event features nationally noted speakers on entrepreneurship, successful local entrepreneurs and investors.

Ann Arbor SPARK Entrepreneur Boot Camp includes an “after care” program that helps further the chances of entrepreneurial success for participating start-ups. At the conclusion of Boot Camp, every graduating company is eligible to receive up to $5,000 in business consulting through Ann Arbor SPARK as well as other critical start-up support:

  • Access to SPARK Expert Resource Board – a monthly business assistance roundtable
  • Entrepreneur Education and Power Lunch events
  • Mentoring and business-critical introductions
  • Drop-in space usage at SPARK East including conference rooms, copier and WiFi

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp costs $1,500 for a team of two. Discounts are available to Ann Arbor companies. This price includes books, materials, and meals.

The application form for Ann Arbor SPARK’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp is available at http://www.annarborusa.org/start-ups/boot-camp/boot-camp-application/ and is due on October 1, 2010.

ABOUT ANN ARBOR SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK represents all communities in the Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Michigan Works!/ETCS, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit www.AnnArborUSA.org.

Source: Ann Arbor SPARK

CONTACT: Elizabeth Parkinson, +1-734-761-9317

Web Site: http://www.annarborusa.org/

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