High Growth Happy Hour: Ann Arbor’s futuristic tech scene

Ann Arbor SPARK

Aug 23, 2017 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Model D, Concentrate, and the New Economy Initiative for a High Growth Happy Hour talk featuring entrepreneurs whose companies are on the vanguard of Ann Arbor’s tech scene.

Jason Mars, Co-founder and CEO of Clinc

A professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, Dr. Jason Mars is co-founder and CEO of Clinc, the cutting-edge A.I. startup that created Finie, a voice-activated financial personal assistant and intelligence platform for banks. Finie emulates human intelligence and makes it possible to interact with your bank account in a natural, conversational way. Jason’s work building the world’s first open-source platform for constructing large-scale personal assistants has been recognized globally.

Christina York, Founder & CEO of Spellbound

Christina is founder and CEO of SpellBound, an Ann Arbor-based augmented reality company that creates therapeutic experiences for children in hospital. SpellBound offers tools for distraction therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy and encourages positive engagement with treatment for pediatric patients. Christina is an information architect and user experience researcher by trade and spent 15 years designing technology solutions for health care and higher ed. She loves Star Wars AND Star Trek and she enjoys making solar system models with her two daughters. Follow her on Twitter (@UXtina) or read her thoughts on AR in the pediatric health space at


6-6:30 p.m. – Networking & drinks

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Casual chat and Q&A with attendees

7:30-8:00pm – Networking & drinks

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Space is very limited for this special event. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.

This installment of Issue Media Group’s High Growth Happy Hour series is presented in partnership with New Economy Initiative. The series brings together southeast Michigan’s aspiring entrepreneurs and founders who have successfully scaled companies.