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History

Catalyzing Communities

TechTown was founded in 2000 by Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors. In 2004, TechTown incorporated as a nonprofit and established its headquarters in a landmark 1927 Albert Kahn building just north of the Wayne State campus. The five-story building serves as an entrepreneurial hub, housing the TechTown administrative offices, our J440 co-working community, meeting and event space, and numerous businesses working across sectors to drive progress in Detroit.

TechTown works in close partnership with Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development, the university’s hub for catalyzing business activity in Midtown and across the Detroit region.