BUILD Class Registration

Registration for 2024 classes is now open!

 

Accessing Capital in Detroit: Q&A Panel

Are you looking for funding for your business? Are you a first-time borrower or looking to expand your business? Come ask your burning questions from our panel of experts! Panelists will include:

• Erin Grant – Director, Detroit Development Fund Microloan Program

• Onni Stone – BUILD Institute, Capital Access Manager

• Rachel Campbell – Accounting Aid Society, Small Business Financial Analyst

FREE

Thursday, July 25th from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

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BUILD Master Class – AI for Entrepreneurs

This Master Class will provide training and information on how entrepreneurs can utilize technology tools such as AI to help grow and scale their small businesses.

FREE

Saturday, August 24 th from 10am – 12pm, virtually via Zoom

Facilitator: Christa Stephens

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BUILD Basics – September 2024

Build Basics is our core 8-week business and project planning course. This course provides educational resources for all the basics of starting and running your own business, including but not limited to licensing, financial literacy, and market research. Build Basics is perfect for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

$350 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Saturdays from September 14 – November 2, virtually via Zoom from 10am – 1pm. The last session on November 2 nd will be an in-person graduation ceremony at BUILD Institute.

Facilitator: Christa Stephens

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Co.Starters – September 2024

Co.Starters is a 10-week business development course for dreamers. This course provides the educational resources needed to turn an idea into a thriving and sustainable small business. Co.Starters is perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs or established entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or business idea.

$250 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect! This course will meet weekly on Wednesdays from September 25 – December 4, in-person at BUILD Institute from 6pm – 9pm.

Facilitator: Lawrielle West

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BUILD Social Impact – October 2024

BUILD Social Impact is an 8-week course designed for aspiring or established social entrepreneurs. BUILD Social Impact provides all the education and training of BUILD Basics while being specifically tailored to the unique needs of social enterprises, or businesses that utilize for-profit business models to achieve social goals.

$350 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Tuesdays from October 1 – November 19, in-person at BUILD Institute from 6 – 8:30pm.

Facilitator: Jordette Applewhite

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Rebuild – October 2024

Rebuild is a 10-week course designed for established entrepreneurs looking to reevaluate and pivot their existing business models to adapt to significant changes and build towards sustainable growth.

$250 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Thursdays from October 3 – November 21, in-person at BUILD Institute from 6pm – 9pm.

Facilitator: Aaron Jackson

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Meet Our Facilitators

Our facilitators are local entrepreneurs who have followed various paths and define success differently. Learn about each of our unique facilitators!

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