ConnectionsThe Ventures team can guide you to a variety of resources through our connections with University, public, and private partners.

Ann Arbor SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK offers select business acceleration services that drive the development of innovative technology startups by shortening the time required to attract capital, talent, customers and other strategic resources. . . LINK

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is our statewide economic development agency providing a wide variety of programs. U-M Innovation Partnerships has access to several funding and talent programs from MEDC and can connect you to other external programs . . LINK

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economy by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. . . LINK

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™)

The I-Corps program, run regionally by U-M’s Center for Entrepreneurship, can provide customer discovery training for U-M faculty. This educational program can augment the customer discovery and assessment work done by your tech transfer specialist and our professional resources. . . LINK

For More Information

Contact the Innovation Partnerships Ventures team for details, guidance, and direct connections to any of these programs.