Would-be techie entrepreneurs, give your business a jump start this summer through the Launch Detroit 10-week boot camp. Launch Detroit is aimed at training and funding entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a technology-based startup.
To qualify for this program, you have to be a full-time college student, or a recent graduate from a Michigan university, who’s willing to relocate to Southeast Michigan for the duration of the boot camp. Interested applicants can apply alone, but Launch Detroit highly encourages teams.
The next time you need to raise funds for a project or event, keep it local by using Patronicity, a new crowdfunding platform founded by Detroiter Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt.
Chalkfly, a Detroit-based online office supply retailer, has raised $750,000 in capital and received the Series AA funding from Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures, Griffon Ventures, Start Garden, and Bizdom. The startup was incubated by the Bizdom program and is the first Bizdom alum to receive funding from Detroit Venture Partners.
If you consider yourself a creative and want to make an impact on Detroit, the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is accepting applications starting on March 25. This $9 million initiative is looking for innovative ideas that will transform Detroit through art.
A 2008 survey found that 49 percent of the recent graduates surveyed from Michigan’s public universities left the state within a year of graduating. This inability to retain graduates spawned an article on bridgemi.com that looked into this brain drain and contacted Michigan graduates who left the state after graduation.
There’s only one week left to submit applications for the Environmental Micro-grant. This microgrant, provided by the Do It For Detroit (Di4D) Fund and administered by CommunityNEXT and Repair the World, will be given to an initiative focused on the environment and sustainability.
When most people think about single parent households, a mother typically comes to mind. We’ve seen the struggle of the single mother play out in all the time in mainstream media, but what about the single dads who go through the same struggles raising their children alone? Khaaliq Thomas, a professional photographer and single dad himself, is celebrating these forgotten fathers through the Hero Project, a photo documentary on single father households.
If you’re a young Detroiter who wants to improve the city for other young Detroiters, the College to Career Pathways Summit wants to help you out.
The C2CP summit is a three-day event aimed at getting young Detroiters involved with the city’s revitalization and attracting more young professionals to live and work in Detroit. 100-150 Millennials will be chosen to participate in the summit. If you’re a student, recent grad, young professional, or community leader, this challenge is for you.