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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.

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How it works

Who is eligible 

Application process 

The application period for RBC 2016 has closed.

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Program partners and sponsors

Retail Boot Camp partners include BUILD Institute, Canvass LegalHatch 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.

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