NewME Accelerator, a nationally recognized Startup Accelerator for minorities and women based in San Francisco, is coming to Detroit! NewME will launch an intensive 3-night version of the critically acclaimed program in Detroit at TechTown. Local entrepreneurs will get a taste of what it’s like to participate in the 12-week program in just 3 nights right in their own backyard. Participants will get critical advice, hands-on classes, and even a Demo Day that includes pitching to top investors, in addition to a $45,000 service prize pack.
From Detroit Pop:
“Detroit Pop’s old stomping grounds is the latest venue to offer Pop-up retail space and services for emerging entrepreneurs.
D: hive describes Pilot as “an ongoing retail pop-up project that seeks to bring creative and engaging businesses to D:hive’s interior white-box space. Pilot will provide selected retail and service entrepreneurs with two months of rent-free space within D:hive’s welcome center at 1253 Woodward. This is an exciting opportunity open to all entrepreneurs to test their brick and mortar potential in a prime location downtown”.
Program participants get two months of free space, marketing and graphic design support, mentorship, and build out and event planning support.
The first pop-up kicks off with Pot & Box. Interested applicants can find more info here“.
A few weeks ago we shared Livernois Community Storefront’s pop-up plans on Detroit’s Westside. We’re seeing a trend here!
Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion is soon to be bustling with exciting new pop-ups and cultural events. Through its Impact Detroit Initiative and in partnership with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s Revolve Detroit program, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center is spearheading the Livernois Community Storefront project on the strip. The project will activate a vacant storefront and create a community hub showcasing small businesses and local culture.
Apparently Detroit is so cool that even Crate & Barrel, the 170+ store home furniture and accessories retail mega chain, had to get in on some of the action. This month the store features I Am Young Detroit alum Veronika Scott as an “influencer” on their In The Loop blog. Could this mean the chain could soon call Detroit home? Does Scott get to keep the goods CB2 re-imagined in her space? Will that outrageous $400 rug ever go on sale?
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.