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DTX Launch Detroit

Applications for DTX Launch Detroit’s summer accelerator are now open! The deadline is May 6, 2016. Apply here.

See what it’s all about

DTX Launch Detroit is an intensive 10-week summer accelerator for college students and recent graduates aspiring to launch a technology startup. Participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 per individual (up to $7,500 per venture team) to test out their entrepreneurial dreams.

The program covers


Launch Detroit follows the Lean Startup approach, a step-by-step business development method popularized by famed serial entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Bob Dorf. Enrolled teams will be given extensive assignments in preparation for weekly workshops. They also will be directed to get out of the building and talk to potential customers to test their various hypotheses. The curriculum is augmented with guest speakers, business coaches and mentors, as teams attempt to validate their value proposition and business models. Other components include meet-and-greets with experienced entrepreneurs and tech start-up founders. The program will culminate in a showcase day, giving participants the opportunity to make a pitch to potential strategic partners, advisers and investors.

Eligibility requirements

For those without teammates

If you have an idea, but no teammate, fill out this form and let us know what type(s) or person (people) you are seeking. If you are a person without a startup idea, but are seeking to join a team, fill out this form and let us know what interests you. We will do our best to introduce you to your new teammates.

Application process

Applications for the summer 2016 session are open! Click here to apply.

For more information

Questions? Please email

DTX Launch Detroit is a program of the Detroit Technology Exchange (DTX), a programmatic partnership between TechTown Detroit, Bizdom, Invest Detroit, the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, NextEnergy and Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, is designed to recruit and groom talent for tech entrepreneurship opportunities and convert innovative technologies into Detroit-based startups. It is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Michigan Strategic Fund and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan.