• Calling Small Businesses


    Advancing Community Businesses

    Michigan Central presents a new small business program in partnership with Build Institute and ProsperUS

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  • GoDaddy Detroit Program

    Are you a Detroit-based businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than $250K in revenue? We encourage qualified small businesses to submit an application to access the full complement of training and resources available through the program.

    Apply Here
  • Kiva & Coffee Office Hours

    Get funding for your business.

    Join Onni Stone for a virtual Kiva & Coffee chat. Ask questions about Kiva or get one-on-one help with your loan application. The event will be consistent, every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm-3pm so you can attend when you have time.

    To register for free, CLICK HERE

  • Register Now For Build Basics!

    Whether you have an idea or registered LLC our 8-week course is here to help you grow.

    Register Here
We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Whether it’s our classes, networking events, mentorship, or connections to resources we’re here to provide a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.


With entrepreneurs & subject-matter experts

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With business growth courses for all levels

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With retail vending & pop-up opportunities

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With support from local financiers & peer lenders

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Our Home:

Build Institute is located in The Corner, in Corktown!

The Corner

BUILD by the Numbers

+ aspiring entrepreneurs graduated from BUILD
BUILD grads represent + zipcodes across metro Detroit
% of BUILD participants are people of color
% of BUILD students are female