Stakeholder Sponsors

Detroit Development Fund

Detroit Development Fund is a non-profit organization and a certified community development financial institution formed with a mission to assist in the revitalization of economically distressed areas in the city of Detroit. Detroit Development provides loans and technical assistance to small business owners, developers, building owners, contractors, and subcontractors who are unable to acquire certain levels of capital necessary from traditional financing sources. We deliver our products and services with the goals of revitalizing businesses and neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan, creating economic equity, and promoting a healthy environment.

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Dykema is distinguished by our cost-effective and collaborative partnerships with our clients. We deliver practical, results-oriented counsel earning accolades from clients nationwide for our efforts on their behalf in the courtroom and in the boardroom.  

We are focused on delivering outstanding results and we strive, at every level, to develop relationships with our clients built on trust and mutual respect. Unparalleled client service is at the heart of our approach to the practice of law. That focus has been a cornerstone of our success for the past 85 years. We hire the best and the brightest talents and instill in all a commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and the achievement of their business and legal goals. 

Eastern Michigan University

Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school.

EMU Center For Entrepreneurship
Hooper Hathaway

Local law firm - business set up, advice, employment issues, immigration issues, contracts, sales and distribution agreements, shareholder/member issues, taxation, estate planning, start-ups. We want to help you succeed. Call us at 734-662-4426

MI SBDC

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With offices statewide, the MI-SBTDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.

Michigan Angel Fund

The Michigan Angel Fund is the largest angel group in our state. We invest in Michigan only tech start-ups that are capital efficient and have sales revenue or near revenue.

MRPR CPAs & Advisors

MRPR is a certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Southfield and Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a part of the SE Michigan business community since 1974 and leader among Michigan CPA firms, they service closely-held middle-market companies in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, construction, technology, as well as engineering and professional service firms. MRPR also performs audits of employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations. Team members at MRPR are dedicated and trained to deliver Five Star Client Service. MRPR’s mission is to strive to be valuable to clients by providing proactive, relationship driven service, while being a great place to work and grow for their people.

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.

TechTown Detroit

TechTown is Detroit’s business innovation hub. As the city’s most established business accelerator and incubator, we provide a powerful connection to a broad network of resources, catalyzing entire communities of entrepreneurs best poised to energize the local economy. As Detroit reinvents itself, so TechTown works to reinvent Detroit.

TechTown is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is located within the Woodward Technology Corridor SmartZone. Its programs serve entrepreneurs in the technology, retail and wholesale sectors.

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