Two Summer Programs For Retail Startups

By Amanda Lewan on June 13th, 2013 / Comments

Thinking about opening up a brick & mortar space? Already drafting up your plans? These two programs will help you test out your business and get the funding you need to build it.

D:hive Pilot. The non-profit that helps connect people to Detroit just opened up their Pilot program hosting a startup inside their Woodward space. The pop-up program provides free space, marketing support, and build-out and interior decoration support. They’re looking for a small retail or service business that has a community focus and wants to be in Detroit.

Rolling submissions are open now, so get your application in! Read more details on D:hive Pilot.

Hatch Detroit. You don’t want to miss this award of $50,000 to the next retail startup in Detroit. The competition sponsored by Comerica Bank asks for a business plan and budget. Applications for the first round are due on July 13th, and then the community gets to vote on the top ten applicants.

 Apply for Hatch online and get started today.

These are both great opportunities for retail startups. Good luck and share with us any way we can help you out!

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Chief Storyteller at Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.