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Fall 2023 Retail Boot Camp: E-commerce & Home-based Edition Showcase

November 2, 2023 @ 4:30 am - 8:00 pm

Join TechTown Detroit to celebrate the hustle and hard work of 14 Retail Boot Camp: E-commerce & Home-based Edition graduates at the program’s first cohort showcase.

Join us for The SHOP at Showcase, starting at 4:30 p.m., to meet, shop and sample goods and services from the cohort graduates. At 6 p.m., graduates will pitch their business and answer questions from the judges! See how these businesses will make their visions a reality with what they learned during RBC: E-commerce & Home-based Edition.

Four standouts will each win a $3,000 Kickstart Award, and one People’s Choice Award winner will be chosen by YOU during the event, to receive $1,000! All graduates will continue their journey after RBC with TechTown at their side.

You can also catch a livestream of the Showcase at techtowndetroit.org/live. You’ll be able to watch all the pitches and vote for the People’s Choice Award during the livestream!

Event timeline:

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

  • The SHOP at Showcase (open to the public)

6 – 8 p.m.

  • Pitches & Q&A People’s Choice Voting
  • Judges’ Deliberation
  • Winners Announced

For years, TechTown has helped RBC graduates operate competitive retail businesses in a fast-changing environment. Now, it is more important than ever that we double down on what we know works: inclusive educational opportunities that help rebuild our economy on a foundation of equity that gives everyone a pathway to succeed.

Retail Boot Camp is made possible with support from:

JPMorgan Chase Foundation, New Economy Initiative, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the Walters Family Foundation.


November 2, 2023
4:30 am - 8:00 pm
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TechTown Detroit
(313) 879-5250


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