Second Stage Companies

The Spark Central incubator and meeting space in downtown Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Spark Collaborates With JetCo To Help Businesses Increase Government Sales

ANN ARBOR — Ann Arbor Spark said Thursday it has begun collaborating with JetCo Solutions to make government contracting assistance available, at no cost, to companies in the region. Specifically designed to help second stage […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2012


Phimation Releases Report on Small Business 2012 Trends

Ann Arbor-based Phimation Monday released its annual trend report on the top factors affecting second stage companies in the United States.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2011


Stage 2 Innovations Expands Eligibility For $100 Million Fund

The Stage 2 Innovations fund, co-founded by former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda, said Tuesday it will begin to accept applications this week from second-stage companies that do not have patented technologies. Fund officials said that […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2011

Automation Alley headquarters in Troy

Automation Alley, LaSorda, Anonymous Investor Launch $100 Million Equity Fund

Automation Alley Monday announced a $100 million investment fund available to second-stage companies. What Automation Alley would describe only as a “highly successful, experienced investor” provided the capital for the Stage 2 Innovations Fund.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011