1. Sparking ideas, jobs, and creation in Detroit

    Partnering with a small business owner to boost her coffee shop business, building a makerspace for students and the Brightmoor community, and working with Eastside city residents to create authentic tours are just a few projects the University of Michigan is collaborating on to boost entrepreneurial impact in Detroit.

  2. Detroit neighborhood businesses blooming after tapping U-M expertise

    The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) held its first Small Business Showcase Thursday, bringing together more than a dozen of its current participants, including Denard. Their business ideas ran the gamut from wellness subscription boxes to a new gaming platform to a chemistry-inspired fashion line. The event at the U-M Detroit Center also featured its food entrepreneurs, including soul food, French crepes and Afro-Caribbean specialties.  

  3. U-M students share winning ideas to bring pop-up retail to Detroit’s neighborhoods

    A Detroit Economic Growth Corp. plan to support entrepreneurs that are just getting started with short-term, low risk, pop-up opportunities got a boost from University of Michigan students who recently competed in the annual Social Impact Challenge.

  4. University of Michigan collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corp. for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    The seventh annual Social Impact Challenge (SIC) features a partnership between the University of Michigan (U-M) Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC).

  5. Driving in The ‘D’ — Ross Alum elevates Mahindra’s Automotive Efforts in Detroit

    Rick Haas has been passionate about cars from a young age, purchasing his first vehicle with lawn-mowing money before he was old enough to get behind the wheel. His passion never waned, steering him toward engineering and a career in the automotive industry.