Institute for Social Innovation Coming to Detroit

By Amanda Lewan on March 26th, 2013 / Comments

Applications have opened up for the Institute for Social Innovation coming to Detroit this summer.

The program will train 100 emerging social innovators in Detroit for five days, bringing together leaders from around the country. Attendees will be learn new models for social impact, network with a global community of social entrepreneurs, and learn market-driven approaches to solving social issues.

It’s exciting to see more support for social entrepreneurship in Michigan, from the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship challenge that’s ending this week, to this awesome event coming to Detroit in August 2013.

Detroit offers a unique place for social entrepreneurs. Downtown there’s a growing hub of tech entrepreneurs, but the entire city itself has lost a large population, faces extreme budget cuts, and recently gained an emergency financial manger.

How can we creatively solve social issues in a city that needs solutions?

Check out the StartingBloc website for more information on how to apply. Read more about this program from the Huffington Post Detroit.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.