NEIdeas small business challenge application period, May 1-June 1

May 1, 2017 , - Jun 1, 2017 ,

Got an idea to grow your existing business in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park? The NEIdeas small business challenge is back in 2017 and will award more than 20 businesses a total of $400,000 for their ideas for growth. Share your idea for growth at between May 1-June1 for a chance to win.

Applying is easy. Take it from our past winners.

Want to learn more? Attend an info session:

    • 4/25, 6-8 p.m. at Bel Air Theatre (10100 East 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48234) – RSVP Link
    • 5/8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Focus:HOPE (1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238) – RSVP Link
    • 5/18, 6-8 p.m. at Grand River Workplace (19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223) – RSVP Link
    • 5/22, 6-8 p.m. at SER Metro Detroit (9301 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210) – bilingual session in Spanish and English. – RSVP Link
    • 5/30, 6-8 p.m. at TechTown (440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202) – RSVP Link


NEIdeas is a program of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM), operated with assistance from Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC).

Since 2014, NEIdeas has awarded a total of $1.5 million to 96 businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park to help them realize their ideas for growth. To learn more about past winners, click here.