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TechTown Detroit Newsletter

Michigan Business Network
July 1, 2022 2:00 PM


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Are you looking for specialized support for your tech startup or neighborhood small business? Sign up for a FREE 25-minute consultation with a member of our Professional Services Network. From accounting to legal to operations, we are here to help you with your growing business!

If you’re ready to get the conversation started, schedule an appointment with a member of our Professional Service Network that meets your needs. If you’d like support preparing for the appointment, join us for a Strategy Session. Meet with a member of the TechTown team.

If you’re looking for legal / bankruptcy support, please go to Michigan Community Resources’ COVID-19 Nonprofit and Small Business Legal Clinic for an appointment.

The UX Lab at the School of Information (University of Michigan) has opened consultation services for customer discovery and user experience design for Detroit small business owners and entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more.

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Vote for your favorite Hatch Detroit finalist

You have a stake in the redevelopment of Detroit. Vote for your favorite Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest finalist, and get them one step closer to the grand prize of $100,000 courtesy of Comerica Bank to help open a brick-and-mortar in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park. You can vote once per 24 hours through July 7 at 12 p.m. EDT.

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Calling all small business owners

TechTown is accepting applications for its fall 2022 Retail Boot Camp cohort! Our intensive, 12-week program is for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business to a permanent location in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park.

Register and join TechTown at an upcoming RBC Information Session on June 30 and July 14 to learn about what to expect during the RBC application process and for a chance to ask business owners and TechTown retail strategists questions.

Applications are due July 17. Don’t miss this opportunity to propel your business forward!


Upcoming events

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Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest: Hatch Off
Thursday, July 21 | Doors open at 6 p.m.

Watch the final five businesses face off and pitch to our panel of judges at the Hatch Off. The winner will be crowned and will win $100K! This is a celebration of all things local in Detroit: food, music and fun!

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Coworking Drop-in Day

Last Wednesday of every month | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Our next FREE Drop-in Day is July 27! This is an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with TechTown’s coworking space — without any commitment. Drop-in Day guests will be offered a tour of our facilities and will have access to a full suite of amenities


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The SHOP @ TechTown Detroit

Last Wednesday of every month | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us for our retail pop-up, taking place in-person at TechTown Detroit on July 27! If you're a local retailer or service provider interested in participating in The SHOP, please complete an application.



TechTown spotlight

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Jamesha Lucas

Jamesha is TechTown’s marketing and e-commerce strategist and a former small retail business owner, so she knows what it takes to be an entrepreneur. As a TechTown business strategist, she’s ready to help you with your business strategy, e-commerce and more!


Sign up for a free, one-on-one consultation with Jamesha or another TechTown business strategist to discuss your roadblocks or goals.


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