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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 House of Pure Vin, Paramita Sound, Tribalfare, Mama Coo’s Boutique, Third Wave Music and 2015 Hatch Detroit winner Live Cycle Delight. Applications for Retail Boot Camp are open through June 4. Apply here!

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How it works

Who is eligible 

Participants must be willing to locate their business in Detroit within 12 months of graduation and must have evidence of previous retail activity (brick-and-mortar, pop-up, web site/e-commerce transactions, trunk shows, etc.)

Application process 

Applications for Retail Boot Camp are open through June 4. Apply here!

Questions? Contact blocks@techtowndetroit.org.

Sponsors

Retail Boot Camp is made possible through the support of  JPMorgan Chase Foundation, New Economy Initiative,  Bedrock Real Estate Services and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s Motor City Match.