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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.
Retail Boot Camp covers
How it works
• Subsidized permanent or pop-up location
• Professional services (design, social media, legal, financials)
• Point-of-sale system
• Inventory subsidy
Who is eligible
The application period for RBC 2016 has closed.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program partners and sponsors
Retail Boot Camp partners include BUILD Institute, Canvass Legal, Hatch Detroit, Lifeline Business Consulting Service, M1/DTW, ProsperUS Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s Motor City Match, Small Business Development Center Michigan and Social Coop Media.