Tech on the Edge

Event Highlights

Host: Spark

Ann Arbor , MI US

Start Date: June 06, 2019
End Date: June 06, 2019
Times: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spark Ann Arbor

Event Description

Registration Opening May 3rd

SPARK’s annual Tech Trek has been very successful at showcasing some of the exciting companies in downtown Ann Arbor, but as Tech Trek expands into a2tech360 featuring multiple events over the course of a week, Tech on the Edge is our chance to celebrate the incredible diversity of technologies, innovation, and talent we have outside city limits.

We anticipate welcoming 500+ visitors to our campus to learn about 30+ company/exhibitors showcasing their unique products and projects.  Admission is free for attendees.


Here’s the tentative schedule for Thursday, June 6th:

3:00 – 6:00 pm: Company booth showcase – held at 2|42 Community Center
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Keynote Speaker – Rishi Narayan – Co-founder of Underground Printing
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Afterglow party – spirits, appetizers, and live music! 



Keynote Speaker

Rishi Narayan is an entrepreneur and early-stage investor based out of Ann Arbor, MI. While pursuing degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, a random encounter with a tow-truck driver kickstarted his entrepreneurial drive and led him to change his career aspirations. Along with a childhood friend, Rishi co-founded a custom apparel company, Underground Printing (, which has expanded to 35+ locations across the country. During this journey, Rishi’s academic and professional mentality has transformed from an emphasis on obtaining a “Slow A” to executing a “Fast B.” Rishi practices this “Fast B” philosophy every day as an entrepreneur, startup mentor, angel investor with Chibor Angels (, and as a lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.



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