January 20, 2010 Ann Arbor, Michigan
On Sunday evening, NamesforLife, LLC joined a host of other Michigan-based startup companies exhibiting at ACE’10: The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event is the culmination of the year-long activities of the Ann Arbor SPARK economic development group, which brings entrepreneurs and investors together in Southeast Michigan for an evening of networking and showcasing.
Charles Parker, the software architect for NamesforLife, reflected on how the Michigan business environment has changed since ACE’09. “A lot of tech companies like Hewlett-Packard have closed sites in Michigan in the past year. The good news is that the tech incubators - SPARK in Ann Arbor, the Technology Innovation Center in East Lansing where we’re located, and others throughout the region, have turned the surplus of local tech talent into an opportunity to invest in home-grown businesses which have a stake in the state economy. Just look around, almost none of the companies here tonight existed a few years ago, and these are all Michigan-based companies.”
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