DTX Launch Detroit is offering college students and recent graduates the opportunity to get paid to work on their tech startup–and potentially win a grand prize of $15,000 for their business, courtesy of General Motors. The 10-week accelerator is accepting applications for summer 2019. Applications are open through April 5. The final information session will be held, on March 20, from 5:30-8pm at TechTown Detroit and will be live streamed on Facebook.
Nearly 190 students from 25 colleges and universities have participated to date in DTX Launch, which is entering its seventh year. Select graduates have gone on to enter the TechTown Business Incubation Center, which provides customized business support services.
Graduates of DTX Launch include:
- MySwimPro, a virtual swim coach named by Apple as the Apple Watch App of the Year in 2016.
- ToDoolie, an online platform that connects busy homeowners to local students to help with everyday tasks like cleaning, yard work and moving furniture.
- CityInsight, a company that provides real-time technology to help municipal governments streamline their operations and improve communication with their customers. The company developed the Detroit Water and Sewage Department’s online/mobile Customer Care Portal.
- EnBiologics, a team of Wayne State biomedical engineering students who are developing a veterinary hydrogel, which is currently in clinical trials.
- Peerstachio, a peer-to-peer learning and social networking website for undergraduate college students and high school seniors transitioning into college. Students can also connect and build diverse peer-mentor relationships to support them throughout their educational journey.
Do you have a tech idea you’d like to launch this summer? Apply now!
DTX Launch Detroit is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Michigan Strategic Fund, The William Davidson Foundation, New Economy Initiative, General Motors and Bank of America.