On June 9, TechTown Detroit celebrated the hustle and hard work of 15 Retail Boot Camp graduates during our 12th cohort showcase. The participating business owners pitched their visions and what they learned during the Retail Boot Camp program live at TechTown. Five standouts each won a $5,000 Kickstart Award, and one People’s Choice Award was chosen during the live webcast to receive $1,000! All graduates will continue their journey after Retail Boot Camp with TechTown at their side.
$5,000 Kickstart Award Winners:
Cyndia Robinson – Cure Nailhouse
Cure Nailhouse is a contemporary salon and social enterprise that dismantles barriers to career opportunities within the beauty industry by blending the nuances of Black nail culture and fine art into a unique, explorative experience.
David Reno – Detroit Protein Bar
Detroit Protein Bar makes unique vegan and gluten-free protein goods.
Barnard Gill – We Remove All Trash Corporation
We Remove All Trash is a junk and trash removal company serving commercial and residential customers in the metro Detroit area, as well as the proprietors of an up-and-coming thrift store.
Nicole Grant – MG Studio
MG Studio produces a line of hair care products, using naturally based ingredients, and specializes in healthy hair as a cosmetologist.
Ysahai Honor – Marie – Ice Cream Detroit
Ice Cream Detroit is Detroit’s only liquor-infused frozen dessert company. They infuse your favorite ice cream or sorbet with your favorite liquor, beer or wine. Each flavor is created in small batches and is handcrafted from scratch. Ice Cream Detroit is currently a Pop-Up Confectionery and we will expand its reach in its flagship store in summer 2022 to provide alcohol-infused and also non-alcoholic (virgin) frozen desserts.
$1,000 People’s Choice Award winner: