The basement of the McKinley Towne Centre was the venue for Ann Arbor's Startup Camp. The lower level has been let out to TechArb for the summer of 2009 as a startup incubator space for about a dozen U of Michigan student startups

The location has 29,000 feet of available office space. Once upon a time, it was a food court as part of Tally Hall.

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To understand how TechArb ended up with 30,000 square feet of prime downtown office space for free, we start with UM’s RPM-10 program. RPM-10 is an entrepreneur internship program sponsored by the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and RPM Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm. Now in its second year, the program provides a summer’s worth of funding, mentorship and office space to UM student entrepreneurs. The program lasts approximately 10 weeks – that’s the "10" in the name – and is highly competitive. This year, only three companies were accepted out of 35 that applied.