Discover upcoming events happening at the Ann Arbor SPARK East Innovation Center in downtown Ypsilanti. Learn more about SPARK East.

Starting Your Own Business (SYOB)

Looking to start a business? Join Ann Arbor SPARK and the Small Business Development Center for a half-day workshop with actionable next steps for starting your business. Topics include marketing, operations, and financing. Breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

Thanks to Chemical Bank, we are proud to offer full scholarships for students or residents of 48197 and 48198. Please email for a discount code prior to registration.


Bank of Ann Arbor’s 55 Minutes Home Buyer Educational Workshop

Thinking about buying a home can be intimidating and navigating the housing market can be a confusing process. Meeting with a knowledgeable professional to answer your questions can be an invaluable resource to help you achieve your goal of becoming a homeowner.

Along with their mortgage department, Bank of Ann Arbor has teamed up with local experts in the housing market, to conduct a series of workshops focusing on the specific needs of home buyers. This workshop series, which has received recognition for its financial literacy innovation by the Michigan Bankers Association, focuses on a number of topics, such as:

  • How to Avoid Pitfalls
  • Pre-Approval
  • Negotiating & Purchase Agreements
  • Home Inspection
  • Title Work

To RSVP for the award-winning 55 Minute Home Buyer Educational Workshop, please contact Jessica by calling 734-327-1416.

9th Hour at SPARK East

Presented by SPARK East: A free networking event to create a community of current and future downtown workers. Each month, a different innovative organization in Ypsilanti will host this event. After working an eight-hour day, spend the ninth enjoying food and drinks while immersing yourself into Ypsilanti’s after-work camaraderie.


International Game Developers Association Meetup Group

Make games. Make friends! The Ann Arbor branch of the International Game Developers Association brings Michigan’s game-dev community together for monthly lectures, exhibitions, tutorials, free food, and industry talks. Visit the Meetup page for more information.

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