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Press Release: Build Institute continues growth, leaving DDP to become its own autonomous 501c3

Continuing a year of monumental growth, Build Institute, an incubator for small Detroit businesses, will separate from the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and becoming an autonomous 501c3 starting January 1. Build Institute helps individuals turn business ideas into reality by providing tools, resources and a support network made up of small and aspiring business owners in Detroit.



Limited Edition Holiday Build Box 2017

A carefully curated box of exciting goodies from Michigan-based businesses will be shipped directly to your door just in time for the holiday season! The Holiday Build Box features a wonderful selection of snacks both sweet and savory, handcrafted soaps and scents as well as box exclusive coupons, special offers, and more! Numbers are limited so order a box or two for yourself and a friend today!

The Importance of Financial Literacy for Micro-Businesses

The need for financial literacy is clear in both our personal lives and in business, but perhaps the highest stakes for personal financial adeptness is in micro-business.

Build Speaks at South By Southwest (SXSW)

In March 2017, Build was invited by Michigan House to speak on the panel about equity and inclusion in communities.

Build Institute Honored by Bank of America

Build Institute is honored to be selected as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder from Bank of America.

Kiva Zip Detroit Update

Kiva Zip Detroit loans have moved to a new home on!

Hundreds Learn About Launching a Social Enterprise in Detroit

Energy, motivation and heart radiate at Social Entrepreneur Day activities.

Welcome Wayne: Alumni Manager

Get to know our new Alumni Manager Wayne Ramocan!

Welcome Yolanda: Registration Manager

Get to know our new Registration Manager Yolanda Curry!