One month trial: 2 tables/$25  

Being in the Startup Garage puts your company in a space where you're more likely to succeed.  We start things out with a one month experiment to position each company for long term success in our community.  We even postpone the security deposit! 

What does the Startup Garage offer?


  • Rent your own table(s), month by month
    • Rent 1 table, 2 chairs per table: $250/month
    • Additional tables: $125/month each (up to 4)
    • Pricing of 5 or more tables by agreement
    • One time security deposit: $250 per table
  • Flexible access in downtown Ann Arbor
    • Open access 8am to 6pm M-F
    • 24/7 access available (for incorporated businesses) with key card: $50/card
  • Shared resources included at no additional charge
    • Flexible, open meeting areas
    • Conference rooms with white boards
    • Kitchen
    • Copier/scanner
    • Wifi/electricity


  • Informal mentoring and community building
    • Monthly Founders' Meeting with: 
      • Menlo Innovations' CEO and author of Joy, Inc. Rich Sheridan, and COO James Goebel
      • Startup Garage peers
      • alumni company executives
      • local partners (including TechArb and SPARK)
      • Startup Garage manager Christina Carmichael
    • One-on-one business and organizational development coaching with Startup Garage manager
    • Exposure to Menlo Innovation's unique culture, processes, training, and the 4000+ annual visitors to Menlo (and potential startup business collaborators) 
  • In house venture capital firm
    • eLab Ventures, the early stage technology venture capital fund, is co-located within the Garage
  • Access to SPARK and other Ann Arbor startup support
    • Residency in the Garage provides an Ann Arbor business address, required for SPARK grant applications
    • Take advantage of SPARK.ed entrepreneurial discussions and workshops, within walking distance

Give us a call

If you are interested in exploring what the Startup Garage offers and whether this community might be a mutual fit, contact us!  Come check out the space, discuss the possibility of a first month's experiment for your company, or just chat.

Startup Garage Manager:
Christina Carmichael
(734) 665-1847

Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor

505 East Liberty,
Lower Level (under FedEx)                    
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Just down the street from SPARK

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Curious about
Menlo Innovations?

Menlo Innovations is an innovative consulting company serving the tech industry through:

  • Education and training
  • Cultural transformation
  • Software design work to achieve user adoption
  • Software development work that maximizes quality and project management agility
Menlo's mission:  End human suffering as it relates to the creation and use of technology.