Tech. Neighborhoods.
We mean business.

TechTown is Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub. We’re a different kind of incubator and accelerator, with a full suite of programs for both tech and neighborhood small businesses. We work with businesses at all stages, helping startup, emerging and established companies develop, launch and grow.

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Impact

Between 2007 and 2016, we served more than 1800 companies at our Midtown hub and in neighborhoods across Detroit. These businesses created nearly 1300 jobs and leveraged more than $120 million in start-up capital. To read more about TechTown’s impact, see our 2016 annual report.

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RBC Grad: Ojas Akolkar, Tribalfare

 Ojas Akolkar is the founder of Tribalfare, an online retailer offering handcrafted clothing, accessories and home decor from India. In 2015, Ojas graduated from TechTown’s Retail Boot Camp program, which she won a Kickstarter award, which provided a rent subsidy and services to support her business. In 2016, after operating a pop-up space in Detroit’s Sugar…

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Boots-On-The-Ground Research: DTX Launch Grad Chris Lum

 Chris Lum is a DTX Launch Detroit 2016 graduate. During his time in the program, Chris gained firsthand insight on what it takes to launch a successful tech- based business. At the conclusion of the program, Chris opted to join an existing startup to gain more experience. The inaugural awardee of the DTX Career…

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Passion and Drive: DTX Launch Detroit Grad Iyinoluwa Omishope

Iyinoluwa Omishope is a DTX Launch Detroit standout, named 2016’s Most Valuable Player. But in many ways, she is also a very typical DTX Launch student. She came to an info session, joined a team, refined a compelling concept and, with her teammates, gave a great pitch for ESAP, an energy storage company. Then, after…

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