Have you been waiting for a2tech360, Ann Arbor’s tech week, to come back post-pandemic? This year, the week-long festival of all things Ann Arbor tech is coming back in October. Details below.
TC NewTech and other tech organizations including 20 Fathoms, Northern Michigan Angels, and Newton’s Road are about to host the Northern Michigan Startup Week from May 9-15, 2022.
OhioX has just announced a new tech summit for Ohio, bringing together some of the top speakers from growing startups in the region. As we’ve covered in recent articles, the Columbus area in particular has made a name for itself in the last few years as a hub of insurtech and healthtech startups. If you’re in that space or want to stay connected to the startup and funding scene in the Midwest, details are below to register.
This week we have covered a few new events or those we don’t usually make it to during Ann Arbor’s expanding tech week, a2tech360. TechTalk is a must-attend event, and we are covering it today to take you behind the scenes. This year’s theme focuses on Ann Arbor’s tech visionaries, particularly those working in cutting edge areas of diversity and inclusion.
a2tech360 week in Ann Arbor continues, with What The Future Holds today to predict the trajectories of tech-related industries that have a foothold in Michigan. Panelists included Dr. Peter Adriaens and Dr. Mingyan Liu of the University of Michigan, Dr. Matthew McMahon from the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen of NASA.
This week, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) announced the awardees of the 2021 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. MVCA announced awards recognizing the capital events that are fueling the growth of Michigan’s companies, the significant investment milestones enabling companies to grow and excel in Michigan, the companies that are producing groundbreaking solutions in their sectors, and the organizations working to engage with their communities and enrich their local economies.
Ann Arbor’s growing tech week, a2tech360, was delayed this year until October, but has continued to grow to a multi-event extravaganza of local tech expertise and fun. This year’s a2tech360 is back with additional events.
To give you a head start planning your attendance to Ann Arbor SPARK’s a2tech360 tech week that’s happening the first week of October this year, we’re combining September and early October tech events around Michigan into one post. We hope this list of highlights will give you some new ideas for Michigan tech events to attend this month.
So you’ve got your startup running, now how do you do PR outreach and content marketing? A great media pitch is similar to your startup pitch you gave to investors, but it’s kind of flipped on its head. Content and media pitches are different in key ways that could make or break your business’s marketing plan.
For those business owners not in the tech startup space, Ann Arbor SPARK is launching a new, free educational series, Accelerating Company Excellence (ACE), which aims to help small business owners learn new skills and reinforce best business practices by learning from subject matter experts in finance, sales, marketing, and accounting. A lot of SPARK programming is specific to their tech startup cohorts, so this is a great opportunity for those slightly outside the normal criteria to take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities SPARK provides, for more mainstream businesses.