Last night was the UM Student Startup Showcase at the new TechArb location where 225 Ann Arbor entrepreneurs gathered to see not only the 8 most recent student startups to complete the TechArb program but also to meet the 20 new UM Student Startups entering TechArb for session #7 (Nov-2011 through April-2012).
Many thanks to the Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup crowd that attended the event and helped turn this into one of the largest UM/A2 Entrepreneurial Community startup networking opportunities ever. Too often these entrepreneurial events are either student-heavy or community-heavy… last night was a great balance of both and you could feel the energy in the air!
As I mentioned last night, we are tremendously proud of the fact that in the last three years we have had 50 student startups go through the TechArb process. The really exciting news is that we will see the next 50 student startups go through TechArb in the next 12 months!
Congratulations to all the graduating TechArb companies and welcome to the next 20 that are about to start session #7 (Nov 3rd)!