Ann Arbor SPARK to celebrate high-growth companies during FastTrack Awards on Oct. 1

The Human Element team poses with their FastTrack Award.
The Human Element team poses with their FastTrack Award. (Ann Arbor SPARK)

ANN ARBORAnn Arbor SPARK will hold its annual FastTrack Awards on Oct. 1.

The FastTrack Awards honors fast-growing “gazelle” companies headquartered in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

“Gazelles” are defined as high-growth companies with 20 percent increased average revenue for three years, starting from a revenue base of at least $100,000.

Awardees can range from small companies to large enterprises since gazelle companies are characterized by their rapid growth, rather than their absolute size.

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Winners will be announced on October 1 at 7 p.m. An in-person celebration will take place for awardees while members of the public are invited to tune in for an online broadcast of the event.

The in-person event will take place at the Richard L. Postma Family Golf Course Clubhouse and costs $75 per ticket.

To register for both the in-person and virtual events, click here.

The awards will kick off Ann Arbor SPARK’s annual a2Tech360 -- a week of events celebrating Ann Arbor’s strides in innovation.

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