The region already has a strong small business community, with Detroit having the highest percent of African American-owned businesses in the country. But like places across the country, the region’s entrepreneurship scene is growing quickly, with 134 venture-backed companies in the state. Get engaged with this growing field and connect with the people and resources here.
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Young professionals across Southeast Michigan love their job. Learn about careers in the Detroit area and get connected to someone who works there!
A recruiting marketplace connecting purpose-driven people with innovative startups across Michigan
Helping people turn business ideas into reality
Neighborhood-based entrepreneur development
Online directory and infographic to help entrepreneurs navigate the landscape
Detroit Venture Partners
Backs seed and early stage startups
Network for small to mid-sized businesses to expand growth and increase access to talent, capital and markets
Michigan Venture Capital Association
The voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community
National Business League
Nonprofit commerce-driven enterprise dedicated to the economic empowerment of black businesses, communities and people
New Economy Initiative
Growing the culture of entrepreneurship for all residents