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Apply for the Renaissance Venture Capital Fall UnDemo Day®


Fall UnDemo Day® is now open to Michigan-based startups. The application will be open until August 2, 2024. Startups wishing to participate in 1:1 investor meetings at Fall UnDemo Day® must complete an application to be considered. 

 

  • The event connects nationwide venture capital funds with startups based in Michigan 
  • The schedule includes curated 1:1 in-person meetings between startups and investors, matched based on the requests of participating VCs 
  • The time commitment is from about 12pm to 5pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2024, in Detroit 
  • Applicants with the most interest from investors will be included on the Renaissance Startup Hotlist (Fall 2024), which is distributed broadly to investors around the country 


Small Biz News

Motor City Match awards $1.1M to Detroit entrepreneurs in Round 27


Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) recently awarded over $1 million in grants to 16 new local businesses in Motor City Match’s 27th round. This round introduces the groundbreaking Community Violence Intervention (CVI) track, awarding $75,000 in grants and assistance to four businesses led by individuals committed to positive change, marking a new collaboration with local CVI organizations.


Read more HERE.

Upcoming Events

Small Biz Opportunities

Detroit Means Business has the latest in small business opportunities: accelerators, incubators, pitch competitions, learning opportunities, and more. View opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines below.

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Founder Circle at Afrotech

July 5

National Black Supplier Development Program

July 10

ProsperUs Detroit Entrepreneur Training Program

August 4

Food Truck Fridays

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Boost Your Business With Digital

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Financial Resources

Access to capital is essential for a business to survive and thrive, and Detroit Means Business is here to help you do just that. View financial resources with fast-approaching deadlines below.

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Verizon Digital Ready

June 28

LISC Creative Economy Loans

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Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

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Michigan Good Food Fund

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