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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.


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Detroit Free Press talks NEIdeas People’s Choice

The NEIdeas entrepreneurial contest, which recently award 30 grants of $10,000 each to existing small businesses in Detroit, is now asking the public to vote on which other firms should receive two more of its grants. The four businesses vying for two of the grants were runners-up in the recent NEIdeas contest that awarded the 30 grants to existing small businesses in the city. "We were impressed with so many of the ideas that... 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...


Urban Innovation Exchange

Sep 24, 2014 , 9:00 am - Sep 26, 2014 , 1:00 pm

Cities across the U.S. are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Sometimes the smallest projects can have the greatest impact. This... Learn More...