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In BBC: Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit


July 17, 2019

By Jonathan Marcus “Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when he was working a shift in the ticket office at Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. “A gentleman walked up to the ticket window with tears rolling down his cheeks,” he says. “I asked him if he needed help. The man just …more

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In Forbes: Why Michigan Could Become A Startup Powerhouse


July 16, 2019

By Pete Wilkins Contributor // July 16, 2019 “Michigan’s unicorns demonstrate a fertile startup ecosystem with unlimited opportunities. A couple weeks ago, StockX became the state’s newest in a quickly-growing cohort of unicorns, which includes two other startups that also earned the elite status this year. In February, OneStream Software announced that it had not only become a unicorn but that …more

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In Inc. Magazine: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit, Everyone’s Favorite Underdog City


July 1, 2019

By Kate Rockwood “From The Schvitz to The Shinola Hotel, Detroit, Inc.’s No. 45 Surge City is experiencing a post-bankruptcy entrepreneurial boom. Come for the nascent Ikea competitors–and stay for the emerging Tesla rivals. Startup Neighborhoods Midtown is “one of the most welcoming areas to the startup community,” says Ted Serbinski, managing director of Techstars Detroit. At its heart sits Green …more

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In Rolling Out: Detroit SOUP will help provide 1,000 Black children with swimming lessons


June 17, 2019

By Raquelle “ROCKI” Harris // June 16, 2019 “The community came together for Detroit SOUP, a micro-granting dinner focused on highlighting creative projects in the city. Attendees at the event, held at the Jam Handy on Sunday, June 2, 2019, gave a suggested donation of $10 for dinner and a chance to support a local business. …more

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In WEMU: Business Conference In Ann Arbor Focuses On Inclusion, Capital And Connection


June 4, 2019

By Jorge Avellan // June 4, 2019 “About 230 business leaders from Southeast Michigan gathered to hear speakers like April Boyle on how companies and organizations can survive in a tough market.  She’s the founder and CEO of Build Institute, a group that provides entrepreneurs with tools to launch and maintain a business.  She says getting people …more

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Small Business Week at Build Institute


April 30, 2019

Join Build Institute and the SBA for a FREE day of workshops to grow and scale your business for maximum impact. May 7, 2019 from 12 pm to 7:30 pm at 2701 Bagley St, Detroit 48216 The day includes valuable business resources and one-on-one consulting to help you take your business to the next level. …more

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In Seen Magazine: Build Institute Expands to Help Detroit Entrepreneurs Grow


April 3, 2019

By Mary Meldrum // April 3, 2019 “Thanks to April Boyle and her vision to support microenterprises and diverse startups, over 350 businesses have opened in Metro Detroit since 2012. And now, it’s Build’s turn to open a new headquarters in Corktown. Boyle, 45, of Pleasant Ridge founded the Build Institute as a nonprofit entrepreneurial incubator. …more

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In Metromode: Detroit-based business incubator graduates first class in Pontiac


March 28, 2019

“The inaugural class of the Build Basics Pontiac course celebrated its graduation this past Monday, March 25. The Detroit-based small business incubator Build Institute partnered with Flagstar Bank and T. Ramsey and Associates to bring its introductory course to Pontiac. A total of 18 graduates completed the eight-week class. Tameka Ramsey, owner of consulting firm …more

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On Business Builders Show: Building Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Detroit: April Boyle, Founder, Build Institute


March 19, 2019

The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff on C-Suite Radio is for entrepreneurs, business owners and business leaders. The mission of the show is to inform, inspire, educate and entertain our business audience. Show guests are best-selling authors, top professional speakers, CEOs and business leaders from some of the top companies in America. Show host, …more

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In Crain’s Detroit Business: Build Institute expands reach in Michigan, Midwest


March 17, 2019

By Sherri Welch // March 17, 2019 “Detroit-based Build Institute has licensed its basic entrepreneurial education curriculum to a Fort Wayne, Ind., group working to develop an entrepreneurial system there. At the same time, it’s expanding its classes and select entrepreneur support programs to other cities in Southeast Michigan, starting with Pontiac and Hazel Park. …more

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