Motor City Match Info Session & Workshop @ TechTown


Mar 20, 2017 , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Applications are due April 1, 2017, for round eight of the Motor City Match small business support program, which awards $500,000 each quarter in matching grants to entrepreneurs launching or expanding a business in Detroit.

Motor City Match connects business owners with quality spaces and other business resources; and it helps property owners find tenants for their vacant spaces.

Motor City Match is conducting an info session and workshop aimed at previous applicants and new entrepreneurs. It will describe the program and application process and provide detailed assistance for individuals and small-groups.

Info Session and Workshop
Date: March 20, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202
Online registration:

Motor City Match offers four general levels of assistance to bring businesses from idea to open:

  • A business plan class
  • Helping businesses find brick and mortar spaces
  • Design and permitting assistance
  • Matching cash awards for eligible project financing

Motor City Match also offers property owners assistance filling their vacant commercial spaces with quality tenants.

The program has been particularly successful for Detroiters, minority business owners and women business owners. Among the winning MCM businesses so far:

76% are minority owned
54% are minority-women owned
68% are women owned
62% are owned by native Detroiters

Motor City Match is funded with more than $7 million in federal community block grant funds distributed to Detroit, as well as with city funds approved by Detroit City Council and support from local foundations.  

Details and a link to an online application are available at