Detroit, Michigan

The low cost-of-living and large amount of coworking spaces, as well as the rising venture capital community, contribute to Detriot’s entrepreneurial scene. The startup environment is closely connected to the university scene, with institutions such as Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy providing talent and resources to the community.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingNEIdeas
Motor City Match Grant
ProgramBrownfield Redevelopment Financing Act
Renaissance Zones
Goldman Sachs: 10,000 Small Businesses
Michigan Business Development Program
New Economy Initiative
Small Company Innovation Program/Technology and Commercialization Assistance (SCIP/TCA)
Chamber / City OrganizationsDetroit Regional Chamber
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Co-Working SpacesAIREA
An Office in Detroit
Bamboo Detroit
Detroit Parent Collective
Entrepreneurs Hub
Grand River WorkPlace
Green Garage Detroit
Pony Ride
Space Lab Detroit
Synchronous Coworking
Think Coworking Spaces
EventsTechstars Startup Week Detroit
TiECon Detroit: Ignite2Disrupt
Mobile Monday Michigan
Detroit Entrepreneur Week
Detroit SOUP
Hardware Massive
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesUniversity of Detroit Mercy
Wayne State University
Startup ProgramsUniversity of Detroit Mercy: The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Boost
Wayne State University: Blackstone Launchpad
Wayne State University: Wayne State Technology Commercialization (TC)
Wayne State University: Edge Certificate Program
University of Detroit Mercy: Solo & Small Firm Incubator Program
Wayne State University: Innovation Warriors
Accelerator / IncubatorsAutomation Alley
Build Institute
FoodLab Detroit
Green Garage Detroit
Hatch Detroit
Start Garden
Tech Brewery
Techstars Mobility
TiE Detroit
News OrganizationsDetroit Free Press
Detroit Public TV
The Detroit News
FundingVenture CapitalArboretum Ventures
Detroit Venture Partners
Fontinalis Partners
Huron Capital
Invest Detroit
Ludlow Ventures
Rock Ventures
The Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
Angel InvestmentAnn Arbor Angels
Michigan Angel Fund
Convention & Vistors BureauVisit Detroit
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum
Comerica Park
Largest EmployersFord Motor Co.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
General Motors Co.
University of Michigan
Beaumont Health
U.S. government
Henry Ford Health System
Illitch Companies
Trinity Health Michigan
Henry Ford Health System
Rock Ventures
Ascension Michigan
Detroit Medical Center
U.S. Postal Service
State of Michigan
City of Detroit



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