Invest Detroit Ventures programming strengthens the region’s entrepreneurial community

We implement targeted venture development programs to help build and promote scalable businesses in the region. Our programs complement the investment activities of our funds by building partnerships, delivering unique entrepreneurial support services that fill market gaps, connecting entrepreneurs with existing regional support infrastructure, and promoting entrepreneurship while being inclusive of minority, immigrant, and women-led ventures.

 

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Learn more about our Venture Development programming.

Looking for exposure and support? The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity.


Looking for exposure and support?

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity.

Looking for technical talent?  The Hacker Fellows program is a one-year fellowship serving as a pipeline to connect recent Computer Science graduates with local tech start-ups. 


Looking for technical talent? 

The Hacker Fellows program is a one-year fellowship serving as a pipeline to connect recent Computer Science graduates with local tech start-ups. 

Seeking a diverse network? PowerMoves@Detroit is an initiative that spun out of PowerMoves.NOLA promote innovative ideas, fresh approaches, and an overall commitment to equity and diversity as a growth strategy to address the generational obstacles that prevent minority entrepreneurship.


Seeking a diverse network?

PowerMoves@Detroit is an initiative that spun out of PowerMoves.NOLA promote innovative ideas, fresh approaches, and an overall commitment to equity and diversity as a growth strategy to address the generational obstacles that prevent minority entrepreneurship.

 
 

We build partnerships among regional entities to connect high-growth companies with top-tier support programs that provide long-term resources. 

Our programming promotes inclusive entrepreneurship and increases the breadth and depth of available resources to entrepreneurs. Our Venture Development programming complements the investment activities of both the Detroit Innovate Fund and the First Step Fund by focusing on capital syndication and referrals, talent initiatives, marketing and outreach, and helping to build long-term resources that support high-growth companies.

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