6 articles Tag TechTown

Weekly Resource(s) #18 – Detroit Retail Startup Support

Support For Your Detroit Retail Business

Weekly Resource(s) #18 – Detroit Retail Startup Support

Dreaming of launching a retail business in Detroit?  You’re in luck.  Resources abound to support your efforts.  Planning to capital, it’s here. It’s generally advised, when considering the launch of a new business venture, you do the research and planning required to prove your concept; you test the concept whenever possible; and you secure proper funding to support the project.  The following 3 Detroit resources can potentially provide all those things to aspiring retail entrepreneurs. …

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Weekly Resource #15 – Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Weekly Resource #15 – Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

An international business competition – Connecting entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors. I tell all the early stage entrepreneurs I work with to go to as many pitch and business plan competitions as they can when they’re starting out.  Even if you’re not ready to compete for funding, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge from watching others and paying attention to the judges’s comments and feedback.  I learned much of what I know today about …

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Weekly Resource #14 – Detroit BizGrid

Weekly Resource #14 – Detroit BizGrid

Imagine a single document that lists the business resources and their providers that exist in Detroit. Sounds pretty awesome right? Well imagining such a document is no longer required. The Detroit BizGrid is exactly that and more. Combine the aggregate knowledge of 5 local entrepreneurial support organizations, (including ourselves, Techtown, Bizdom, D:Hive, and the DEGC) with the demand for an easy to use list of resource provider contact information and their offered resources, and you …

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Weekly Resource #12 – FASTconnect

Improving Women / Minority Access to Federal R&D Funding

Weekly Resource #12 – FASTconnect

If you are part of an early-stage technology company, the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs can be an important source of funding for your project. Through the SBIR/STTR programs, 11 federal agencies award over $2.3 billion in non-dilutive grants and contracts annually through a competitive awards-based process. The programs encourage technology-based businesses to explore ideas and profit from their commercialization. They are a great way for technology-based companies to …

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“Money, It’s a Gas.” – Part 1

“Money, It’s a Gas.” – Part 1

“Money, it’s a gas.  Grab that cash with both hands.” – Money, Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Wouldn’t every entrepreneur with an inspired idea and every small business owner with a current opportunity love to take this advice and grab the cash?  Unfortunately, many aren’t clear about the funding options available to them during their various stages of business development and, therefore, often reach for something they’re either not ready for or are …

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Weekly Resource #4 – NewME Detroit Popup

Weekly Resource #4 – NewME Detroit Popup

Are you in the beginning stages of forming a Startup? NewME is bringing their San Francisco based Startup Accelerator to Detroit for 3 nights of pitch development classes and one-on-one coaching at TechTown. Each of the three nights, starting May 29th, will consist of one-on-one coaching where participants will have their business plans critiqued by experienced business coaches. Following this, entrepreneurs will attend a series of hands-on classes that will teach them the art of …

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