Meet the People’s Choice Awards winners

At NEI we are changing the face of our future by helping make thousands of ideas become the next economic engine. Granting. Convening. Changing a culture. All while getting the entrepreneurs and small businesses that will drive it, what they need, when they need it. Meet the recent NEIdeas People’s Choice Awards winners and get to know their business ideas here.


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NEIdeas Winner ‘Turkey George’ discusses his classic North End eatery

It's one of those blink-and-you'll-miss-it places along a heavily traveled stretch of Woodward Avenue, but in the 18 years it's been open, Turkey Grill has developed a huge following. It's tucked away in a 1927 building, right across Woodward from the Virginia Park Historic District, and since it opened in 1996, it has become a staple of Detroit's North End neighborhood. It's the kind of restaurant with a... More...

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Michigan Women’s Foundation

Though its origins are traditional, Michigan Women’s Foundation has become anything but your... More...

WSU Office of Technology Commercialization

Not only is the Maccabees Building in Midtown home to one of the best views in Detroit, it also... More...


Startup Grind Detroit Hosts Henry Balanon (Protean)

Jan 20, 2015 , 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Henry is the Co-Founder and CTO of Protean. The company is creating the Echo Card, the... Learn More...