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Retail Boot Camp

TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp is an intensive, eight-week program that prepares serious, Detroit-based entrepreneurs for the opening of their brick-and-mortar retail establishments. In addition to training, RBC provides access to critical start-up capital, affordable space and ongoing business support. Retail Boot Camp has gained a reputation for launching successful and much-anticipated businesses that are catalyzing neighborhood commercial districts, including Paramita Sound, House of Pure Vin and recent Hatch Detroit winner Live Cycle Delight.

Retail Boot Camp covers

How it works

• social and digital marketing consultation
• legal review of lease agreements, partner or vendor contracts
• business plan development
• public relations support

Who is eligible 

Application process 

Applications for the next Retail Boot Camp will be available in summer 2016.


Questions? Contact

Program partners and sponsors

Retail Boot Camp partners include BUILD Institute, Hatch Detroit, Lifeline Business Consulting Service, M1/DTW, ProsperUS Detroit, Revolve (a program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation), Sadek Bonahoom PLLC, Small Business Development Center Michigan, Social Coop Media and Wayne Alumni Law Group.

Program sponsors are JPMorgan Chase Foundation, New Economy Initiative and Bedrock Real Estate Service.