Innovation Meet Michigan’s Social Entrepreneurs This Week By Amanda Lewan on June 17th, 2014 / Comments Tweet Social entrepreneurship is trendy, and important for companies in urban areas like Detroit. For the second year in a row Michigan Corps is rewarding companies through cash prizes that are not only supporting entrepreneurs but encouraging others to consider a socially impactful business. Last years winners were a variety of companies including Patronicity, a local crowdfunding site for Detroit, and Java Hope, a company that trains women to run their own coffee businesses. This week $60,000 in awards will be handed out at their showcase to local social entrepreneurs. The event will be a day long focus on social entrepreneurship and investment in Michigan. You can hang out and hear from other entrepreneurs about their challenges and successes, as well as learn more about social impact investments such as Mission Throttle. Grab tickets to the event that’s this Friday, June 20th, and check out more details below. About the Author Amanda Lewan Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.